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Apache Railroad Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews

Apache Railroad Trail is a 19.1 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Eagar, Arizona that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and backpacking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 19.1 miles Elevation Gain: 813 feet Route Type: Point to Point

dogs on leash






partially paved

rails trails


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

Sun Jul 22 2018

I started from the north end of the trail. there were a lot of cattle on and around the trail. that was fine, except it seemed like I was chasing them. the day started a bit cloudy. I turned back hoping to miss the rain, that didn't happen. if I were to hike this trail again, I would start on the south end.

Sat May 10 2008

This trail, as well as all of the Baldy trails are closed for road construction on highway 273. 273 is the road from Sunrise ski area to Big Lake. This trail is open from the trailhead on highway 260 to just a half mile or so past the intersection with Forest Road 87. If you are familiar with the trail this intersection is where the trestle bridge is. It is not quite spring in the White Mountains, nothing was greening up or blooming and there is still snow on north faces or shaded areas. The trail was snow free, but all around. All in all, a very enjoyable morning of hiking.

5 months ago

Mon Jul 10 2017