Looking for a great trail in Apache Sitgreaves National Forest, Arizona? AllTrails has 20 great hiking trails, 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 13 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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muddy
29 days ago

No signs, but fun hike, old ohv trail for almost two thirds. The top is over grown a bit, but great place for a lunch.

hiking
2 months ago

Did the south 8 mile loop using the cutoff trail to come back at the base of Pierce Mtn. Saw 1 mtn biker and no one else. Easy loop w/ gradual climb going counterclockwise. Gorgeous piece of forest w/o recent clearing of trees. The trail crosses some roads, but didn't see or hear any vehicles. It's not elk season.

This scenic byway is US191. It is a paved two-lane road that meanders up to 8000'. The 2011 Wallow fire burned a good portion of the Apache Natl Forest south of Hannegan Meadows to north of Alpine, but the forest is rebounding. There are many pullovers to have a picnic, camp, or simply to rest and take in the views. Several hiking trails start off this road. Very scenic in the fall when the aspens and maples change color. Watch for elk at dawn and dusk.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful trail. It must be amazing in spring because it passes through a number of meadows. We hiked it the second week in October and the aspen were in full color. The trail follows the West Fork Black River and has numerous places to stop and take in the sites. Saw elk and lots of raptors. An easy hike with almost no elevation gain. There were a few places with wet/muddy passage but were easily trekked across with water-resistant boots. (If I had worn my breathable trailrunners, my feet would have been drenched, but no problems in my Merrells.)

Nice trail, gets a bit brushy towards the end.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail!

Truly lovely!!

get the trail from the trailhead along 260 to the 87 road. mostly an open meadow. very flat.

Nice walk with informational posts.

hiking
3 months ago

A very relaxing hike. No traffic. Heard elk, saw deer and wild turkeys. We absolutely loved this hike.

hiking
3 months ago

This is a great hiking trail starting at the Little Colorado River and making its way up to a fabulous view of Greer and then south along the ridge before heading back down. The fall leaves are in peak color and we saw a herd of elk on top. Beautiful fall hike!

Nice views. Good quick home. Kid friendly.

hiking
3 months ago

It was a pretty good trial wish we saw more wildlife though. Not a lot of shade.

hiking
3 months ago

there is not very much elevation change. less than 800 feet total. there are some decent views on the west side of the wilderness area and the surrounding mountains. it's only moderate because of the distance. The entire loop is actually about 10 miles.

this is a very short trail. there are some good views looking out over the reservation.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful trail, along a creek for most of it with great shade and views.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice hike. Lots of thorns and downed trees. Area is recovering from the 2011 fire.

hiking
blowdown
4 months ago

Beautiful hike.

backpacking
4 months 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.

The elevation makes it easy/moderate. Pretty place. The trail continuing along the river after 2.2 miles is really pretty destroyed by a rockslide. Otherwise it would be a nice hike out to the road leading south out of Big Lake.

hiking
blowdown
4 months 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
4 months ago

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

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
4 months 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
4 months 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.

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