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Pretty easy hike. If you follow the blue diamonds it's about a 5 1/2 mile hike around the lake. Very picturesque. We saw elk s soon as we got off the trail.

hiking
6 days ago

mountain biking
8 days ago

I'm kind of a beginner mountain biker and I didn't think that this trail was all single track I've ridden it on my horse and maybe we took some connector trails remember some more gravel roads .this was all single track but it wasn't undoable for a beginner I did walk in a few places where there was lots of rocks but I was able to ride over a few it was a really well Marked Trail and I really enjoyed it and I would definitely do it again

We headed to Pinetop to escape the Phoenix heat for a few days and do some hiking. Thought this might be a good one to do and surprisingly it was right down the road from the Best Western we were staying at.
It's a nicely shaded path with all the trees. We saw cow, deer and a bunch of lizards as well as people on horses. Some of the trail was muddy from recent rain, but wasn't anything we couldn't walk around. Nice variety in the terrain - some rocky, dirt as well as soft sand.
I would go again, just know that extra .9 of a mile from parking to actual trail head. Was fine at the beginning, but at the end we were wishing we were done.

nice hike for a stroll. hoping for a few vistas. found a ton of unique mushrooms and the forest sounds were amazing. not fun 4 a 4 year old. ended up coming home early.

hiking
14 days ago

Started from reservoir but didn't complete the hike. Trail was torn up by horse riding. Made an easy trail treacherous and uneven(rained two days prior. terrain soggy). Sadly had to turn around after a mile. Also map needs to be updated. Forest service has rerouted a portion of the trail through more rocky terrain from what used to be the trail. Old trail looks to have had a bunch of dead fall from fires in the last couple of years. See "white mountain trails systems" for more up to date info...

hiking
15 days ago

hiking
20 days ago

I took the advice of some other hikers and started on the west side. We saw the eagles about half mile in! And then for an added bonus saw some mule deer grazing in a meadow towards the end of the trail. I did the trail with 2 kids age 5 and 7, it was a stretch for them but the first portion is the difficult part and then it levels off to a glorified walk in the woods.

hiking
22 days ago

Hiked from the top at FR300 and down. Very rocky in places and steep at times. Caught in monsoon storm the last mile or so which was a treat! Soaking wet but well worth it! Hiking poles were very helpful in some spots and was excited to find wild raspberries which were delicious. Beautiful scenery and lush.

on Springs Trail

hiking
23 days ago

great hike made more interesting by four water crossings

hiking
23 days ago

easy well marked.

Dragged the family and a city dog for the experience which meant our pace was a bit slower than normal....but even with that we banged it out in about 75 mins. Did it in reverse and didn't encounter any major mud/puddle issues until we got to about C4 thru C2. Didn't know about the elevation change...and since we were going from C6 to C5.... it was a bit of an uphill climb for novices. You can avoid by making it a downhill climb doing it in # order as it doesn't appear there is any other dramatically elevation point. Enjoyed the loop...right on my backyard

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago