Looking for a great trail in Apache Sitgreaves National Forest, Arizona? AllTrails has 17 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 9 moderate trails in Apache Sitgreaves National Forest ranging from 2.1 to 116.4 miles and from 6,236 to 9,399 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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backpacking
7 days ago

Quiet and calm! Obviously a frequent trail for locals and game but we saw only a handful of other hikers. Found a couple of creekside campsites and loved it. Definitely a beginner backpacking location. Yeah, it’s a drive from metro area but the peaceful and pastoral environment is well worth the time.

Nice trail to explore. The little Colorado River makes a nice backdrop to swinging a hammock by and just take in the sights and sounds. My dog loved it. Watch out for poison ivy though.

hiking
blowdown
12 days ago

Great stroll along the creek!

Combined this with the Thompson Trail to complete a 9.6 mile round trip hike. After the beauty of the Thompson Trail, this was less spectacular. Very easy trail overall, with some rocky inclines. No views of the actual river until the end of the trail, 2.3 miles from the trailhead. Thousands of dead burned trees, with a number of them lying across the trail. However, there are thousands of new young aspens growing, currently about 3 to 4 feet tall, which will turn into a beautiful aspen forest in a few years. This is a great hike when combined with the Thompson Trail, but by itself, it's just ok.

hiking
21 days ago

Beautiful wildflowers. Running water to see and hear. Several nice spots to sit under the trees and soak in the peaceful scene.

hiking
24 days ago

Combined this trail with the West Fork Black River trail to create a 9.6 mile round trip hike. Thompson trail is incredibly beautiful, very easy, and very photogenic. The river is so peaceful and calming. A lot of stops for pics.

hiking
26 days ago

Beautiful meadows, fields of wildflowers, trail follows West Fork Black River.

Trail begins easily and climbs hard near the top. Beautiful forest the entire trip with a great panora view at the top. Well worth the effort

horseback riding
27 days ago

Nice easy stroll through the forest. We got dropped off and rode back to the ranch where I stay in the summer. Connects to the County Club and Springs trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy hike for all skill levels/ages. Dog friendly (on leash). Beautiful vistas & quiet on weekdays. Only saw 2 other hikers on a Monday afternoon, sweet. Easy enough signs so you know where to head next. Would visit again.

Nothing to write home about. Pretty flat and not very picturesque but rain was coming in and we wanted something short.

on Thompson Trail #629

hiking
1 month ago

What a beautiful trail! Plenty of flowers, running water, wild turkey!

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful scenery, this is a good choice is your just looking for a stroll in the woods.

hiking
1 month ago

This trail followed the creek as it moved through meadows of wildflowers and ferns. I was feeling the effects of the elevation so I appreciate that more climbing wasn’t needed on this very scenic trail. Great hike for dogs, too!

hiking
1 month ago

this one of the best hikes i have ever done. even if we hiked in hail.

hiking
1 month ago

Absolutely beautiful! The trail along the river was easy to follow and smooth on my dog’s paws but for a couple rocky (not bad) spots! There were wild flowers everywhere & the river was so clear! A couple people were fly fishing & only saw 6 other people total! Worth the drive! A hidden gem! So glad I went! Walking back in the sprinkles of rain enhanced the fragrance of the greenery & flowers! Don’t quite know where “the end” was we went 2.5 miles & turned around which took 2. hours total.

Nice short hike although the lookout is accessible by road the hike is nice.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy walking trail alongside the WestFork stream. Expect rain/ thunderstorms during summer.

hiking
2 months ago

A great spot on a Saturday morning, had the trail to myself. Took the Lake Mountain spur to the fire lookout, well worth it. I clocked 16.8 miles. Plenty of wildflowers, Monarch butterflies, and peace.

Pretty early July option for trail running and hiking. Not far from Eagar and not many people.

Enjoyed very much....scenic....

hiking
2 months ago

Nice little walk with some beautiful panoramic views of the Mogollon Rim. While there are 17 interpretive stops along the trail, they're in sore need of maintenance. Many are severely damaged.

Very simple flat short easy trail. Part of it is even paved. You can leave your hiking boots at home if you're headed to this trail. They won't be needed here.

A quick and easy walk for the family with a great view. There are several geocaches in the area.

A quick and easy walk for the family with a great view. There are several geocaches in the area.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful! We took our 3 kids who proclaimed this their “new favorite hike!” Green, lots of flowers, little waterfalls, basically flat. The trailhead parking across the street from the actual trailhead, which is further west. It took us some looking to find it.

hiking
rocky
2 months ago

Beautiful trail that follows the Black river. A few rocky areas, just take your time. Flowers are in their glory this time of the year.

I would recommend starting counter clockwise as then the second half would be the beautiful views!

hiking
bugs
rocky
3 months ago

Rated as moderate but is rather easy despite being a longer loop. Got a few bites, not sure what from but bug spray would be a good idea. Also I think there's a shooting range near the trail head. We heard guns going off the whole time. Tons of beautiful wild flowers everywhere though, nice views. Not a bad walk through the woods.

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