Homesteaders created this trail to provide access to the Highline Trail. It has been rebuilt by Boy Scouts. The pump, from which the trail receives its name, pumps water from the Blue Ridge Reservoir, above the Mogollon Rim, into the East Verde River, to replace water used by Phelps Dodge Corporation for mining purposes in southern Arizona.
No motorized vehicles are allowed. If you PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT!! Carry an adequate supply of drinking water. One gallon per person per day is recommended during hot periods. Portions of the trail are rough in places and should be traveled with caution.
April - October
South end: (5,820 feet elevation): at Forest Road (FR) 32A North end: (6,040 feet elevation): at junction with Highline Trail 31, a short distance east of Washington Park.