Buena Vista Trail

MODERATE 10 reviews
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Buena Vista Trail is a 10.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Show Low, Arizona that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
10.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1387 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

views

hiking
10 days ago

1 month ago

This is definitely a four season trail. Beautiful vista views with a different feel depending on the season. In the winter great for snowshoe hiking. In the spring about a quarter mile in from the trailhead water holds and mountain tree frogs can be heard singing. On occasion wild mustangs can be seen grazing in small bands. In particular two stallions Sky and Midnight can be seen along the trail. I was told by local residents that they have been along this trail since 2010.

Lots of geo caches if you enjoy that activity and if you have mountain bikes .... this is definitely your trail!

backpacking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Good trail to start building up endurance for harder hikes. It is one that anyone can complete without too much difficulty if you are in basic good health. There are some climbs, but nothing drastic or hard. Nice views, not heavily trafficked, you will sometimes run into deer, elk, and more than once I have ran into groups of wild horses.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Monday, February 15, 2016

Nice easy hike. Lots of elk and deer sign. Saw 2 wild horses that wandered off the reservation. Did the 3 mile loop.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

mountain biking
Saturday, August 08, 2015

The best thing about this trail is the views. There can be four wheelers zipping around so be careful when you hear them. Can get quite a surprise when biking around corners. Nice ride though and I have come across elk. Not too technical with plenty of fun riding.

hiking
Thursday, July 31, 2014

Nice trail, fairly level with a couple of nice high points that give a view of the surrounding area. It takes more like 4 hours to hike. Used for mountain biking, too. I did not see another hiker when I was out there on a weekday.

hiking
Saturday, May 03, 2014