Thompson Trail #629 is a 4.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Eagar, Arizona that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.7 miles Elevation Gain: 295 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

river

views

wild flowers

hiking
23 days ago

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

backpacking
1 month 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.

hiking
1 month ago

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
1 month ago

Great stroll along the creek!

hiking
1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful meadows, fields of wildflowers, trail follows West Fork Black River.

hiking
2 months ago

What a beautiful trail! Plenty of flowers, running water, wild turkey!

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful scenery, this is a good choice is your just looking for a stroll in the woods.

hiking
2 months ago

This trail followed the creek as it moved through meadows of wildflowers and ferns. I was feeling the effects of the elevation so I appreciate that more climbing wasn’t needed on this very scenic trail. Great hike for dogs, too!

hiking
2 months ago

this one of the best hikes i have ever done. even if we hiked in hail.

hiking
2 months ago

Absolutely beautiful! The trail along the river was easy to follow and smooth on my dog’s paws but for a couple rocky (not bad) spots! There were wild flowers everywhere & the river was so clear! A couple people were fly fishing & only saw 6 other people total! Worth the drive! A hidden gem! So glad I went! Walking back in the sprinkles of rain enhanced the fragrance of the greenery & flowers! Don’t quite know where “the end” was we went 2.5 miles & turned around which took 2. hours total.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy walking trail alongside the WestFork stream. Expect rain/ thunderstorms during summer.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful! We took our 3 kids who proclaimed this their “new favorite hike!” Green, lots of flowers, little waterfalls, basically flat. The trailhead parking across the street from the actual trailhead, which is further west. It took us some looking to find it.

hiking
rocky
3 months ago

Beautiful trail that follows the Black river. A few rocky areas, just take your time. Flowers are in their glory this time of the year.

hiking
rocky
scramble
4 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Love this hike for an easy out and back. It’s mostly flat and follows the beautiful flowing river. It’s a very green area in the late summer with lots of wildflowers.

11 months ago

Great hike! Nice rain, not that many folks know about this wonderful place.

horseback riding
Wednesday, August 08, 2018

So green and beautiful but take an abundance of mosquito and fly spray.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

loved this trail! Everything was so green and the stream was flowing strong. it is fairly easy but still a good workout. kids enjoyed it too. saw lots of butterflies and chipmunks.

hiking
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

A beautiful easy hike along a small river.

hiking
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Monday, July 03, 2017

Beautiful out there yesterday

hiking
Saturday, July 01, 2017

Makes for a great trail run (5-6 miles) out and back. Plenty of small brown trout in the river if you're inclined to fly fish.

hiking
Monday, June 12, 2017

Directions provided by the link are NOT correct. From Highway 260 it is 17.5 miles to the right turn onto FR 116. It is 4.1 miles on a well maintained dirt road to the parking at Thompson Trail #629 on the right. The actual trailhead is about 100 yards further and on the left.

hiking
Saturday, June 03, 2017

An amazing gem! We hiked this trail last week and could not get over the beauty. Trail is 5 miles in and out and great for the dogs. The Black River runs along the trail so plenty of water for the dogs and for you if you bring a filter. You will drive on a dirt road for 4 miles before you get to TH. A car can make it but it will be bumpy and very dusty. We will be back again to explore more of the beautiful White Mountains.

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