Country Club Trail

EASY 21 reviews

Country Club Trail is a 3.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Lakeside, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is best used from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
216 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

forest

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from Lakeside: Drive south on State Highway 260 towards McNary. Turn left on Bucksprings Road. Drive 0.6 miles. Turn left on Forest Road 182 (road to Sky Hi Retreat). Drive 2 miles. You will pass the Springs Trailhead on the left. Where Forest Road 182 veers to the left, proceed straight on to Forest Road 185 (past Sierra Springs Ranch entrance). Trailhead is on the right 100 yards down Forest Road 185.

hiking
17 days ago

hiking
21 days ago

Great hike. Well-marked, mileage completely accurate. Definitely take the 1-mile roundtrip up to Pat Mullen "mountain" view point. Not a great view, but adds a mile and gets the heart pumping.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

Considering we did this the day after it snowed, it was more challenging. the trail was slushy and muddy so it was hard to follow. Very cool to be within the ponderosa though. We are visiting from California and staying at a resort down the road. It was a nice day

2 months ago

6 months ago

7 months ago

Great trail! Easy going

8 months ago

Easy walk through woods and meadows. Optional half mile climb is also easy. Super nice if you're looking for a simple hike.

hiking
10 months ago

10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

11 months ago

This is an easy trail. The portion from the trail head to the Chipmunk Springs connector trail is quite level and not very rocky at all; a trail runner's dream. There is a climb up to the saddle where the Pat Mullen viewpoint trail takes off, but even that climb is pretty gentle if a bit more rocky.

Saturday, April 02, 2016

hiking
Monday, November 16, 2015

hiking
Tuesday, September 01, 2015

This trail was easy enough to hike early on, but more difficult when taking the turn-off to the vista. The "huff n puff" portion was quite steep. I huffed and puffed A LOT! Once at the top, the views were disappointing -- too many trees to get a real appreciation of the view. I got better views peeking through the trees while hiking up the trail. I enjoyed the boulder formations and ominous-looking snag trunks along the way. This trail was very well traveled by hikers and bikers alike when I was there. Overall, I liked it.

Saturday, August 08, 2015

Very fun trail. Great for beginner mountain biker short enough to work on skills. The bad thing is you have to stop several times for gates.

mountain biking
Friday, July 17, 2015

Super fun!