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Thompson Trail #629 is a 4.7 mile moderately 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 bird watching and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 4.7 mi Elevation gain 295 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Forest River Views Wild flowers
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Getting There

Make sure you take a left at the big gate (1/4 mile from the trailhead). It will keep you near the creek and not up on the old forest road (there is no sign).

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Red Queen
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Douglas Paddock
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Tony Lam
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Doug Bartels
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Randy Green
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Justin Froyd
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Mike Fyrberg
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Beautiful fall foliage from the aspens.

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Troy Wolfe
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This trail is beautiful. Highly recommend for all skill levels.

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Heather Wilson
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Gorgeous!!

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Terry & Ken Bankert
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Christie Mitchell Olson
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HikingMuddy

Initially followed the directions on All Trails to locate the trailhead, which were not correct. Luckily saw a review before giving up, which indicated the correct road was 116, and then we were able to find it. We got there around 0930 and didn't see anyone on our way out; however, it was much busier heading back to the trailhead. This was an easy trail with beautiful scenery next to the water. Glad we found it!

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Phoebe Mo
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HikingGreat!

Beautiful trail as expected since it has been on my list to hike with hubby so thankful we did it today! Weather was perfect around mid 60s and partly cloudy and breeze in and out throughout the hike. Almost had the trail to ourselves! Peaceful. Not too many bugs today. Also got to see a wild horse passing while driving on the forest road!

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Melissa Jacobson
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James Fig
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Nature tripsBugsGreat!Muddy

Great hike! Went mid week and had the trail to myself. Only saw one group coming out as I was going in. Trail is well marked and is about a foot wide through most of it. Easy hike but just remember high elevation in case you normally hike lower parts of AZ. (Not sure is it was time of year but tons of garter snakes towards the end)

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Carol Fathree
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Beautiful hike along the crick. Easy trail.

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Jenelle Lake
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Bugs

This trail has so much to offer! From the beautiful river, the gorgeous meadows, wildflowers, and overall minimal amount of people. Although marked as "easy" the trail is long with little shade. My kids loved this hike!

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Rachelle Wray
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Beautiful, parts of trail do not have shade so prepare for direct heat/ sunlight during those portions. Not overly Crowded but still trafficked. Ran into people about every 10 minutes while hiking.. Bring insect repellent! No pass/ parking pass needed.

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Pilar Arias
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HikingGreat!

Enjoyed it but it's much of the same throughout. Gorgeous views, cool temperatured creek, some wildflowers. No animal sightings for me. Easy trail to follow and decent workout, especially when you're quickly hiking due to rainstorms.

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Wendy West
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HikingBugsMuddy

A river hike in Arizona, what’s not to love. So green and even wild flowers. We continued up the mountain to the ridge for a view of the fire damage interspersed with beautiful verdant green- totaled almost 7 miles. On the way back, it started pouring with one of those eastern AZ summer storms to include heavy hail. Still so fantastic!

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Howard Munding
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Great hike. Beautiful scenery. When you arrive at the gate take the fork to the left to stay by the stream. The upper trail has a lot of fallen trees across the trail making it an obstacle course. The bugs were relentless. I think they were drinking my bug repellent at my campsite . Wear long sleeves and long pants. You may want to consider a mosquito hood to go over your hat. I wound up eating several bugs. Protein I didn't have to pack. :)

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Matt B
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Alyssa Green
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HikingBugs

Loved this hike, easy and beautiful. Was nice to dip my feet in and lots of spots to rest. I did get tons of mosquitoes bites so bring bug spray! Must do hike in Arizona

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Cord Smith
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BackpackingGreat!

Great short backpacking or day hike. Amazing flowers everywhere! Make sure you take a left at the big gate. (1/4 mile from the TH) It will keep you near the creek and not up on the old forest road. (There is no sign)

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Jim Knupp
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HikingGreat!

Possibly the most beautiful hike I’ve done. It’s an easy walk along Black River and the scenery is stunning.

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