Explore the most popular hiking trails near Lakeside with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

on Country Club Trail

hiking
8 days ago

Nice little hike through the woods. My favorite part was looking out into the beautiful meadow about 2/3 of the way.

It was a fun quick hike BUT Scotts Reservoir is empty. I hate to see such a beautiful area like this falling apart. If and when the lake gets filled up I would change my opinion. All in all it is a great day hike for all ages

hiking
3 months ago

Easy trail for kids. I have a 17, 15, 14, 11 and 9 year old.

Nice Trail to Ride

This was a nice little hike that we took the first part of February on a beautiful day. We didn’t realize that it was primarily a horse trail, which is fine, however the trail was beat up pretty bad and it was extremely muddy which made it difficult to walk and maneuver around the trail, which sometimes took us off the trail little bit to try to avoid the mud. It may be a better hike during the summer months perhaps, but it was still a nice hike.

hiking
4 months ago

Took a group of kids age 5-14. Hike was more of a walk, not strenuous, and the kids had a great time playing on the frozen creek.

Trail was well marked, a little rocky at some parts and a little over grown past the ice cave.

The trail is not as labeled as other trails in pinetop. The only map we seen was at the start, but the scenery is so grateful and beautiful that you cant help to go off the trail and actually explore. You can follow the stream or climbing the mountain on the other side of the stream. If you get lost 3/4 of the trail is surrounded by houses or roads eventually you'll hit a house or road.

hiking
6 months ago

We took the trail backwards...in the order that we did it, the scenery looked the same through 3/4 of the trail. All the scenic parts were towards the end, so it was a nice way to see it. Good trail to take with kids that are a little older (10+).

this trail was safe interesting !!!

hiking
7 months ago

Nice little hike! We went on a Friday morning and there was not much foot traffic. Our dogs loved the trail!

hiking
8 months ago

Nice. First half, going clockwise (left), is quite flat and not too exciting. A lot of trees marked for thinning with big orange stripes. Popular with horseback riders. The second half is prettier, rockier and steeper with a stream, green grass and a couple of stream crossings (rocks to step on). All in all a fairly easy hike with just a small section, that might be a challenge for some, where the trail gets steeper and rocky.

hiking
8 months ago

Not too strenuous at all a few hills but nothing too major. Very rocky. Very long took us 4 hours to do the whole loop, we did take a few breaks. Several spots with great views for photo ops. Make sure you follow the white diamonds and you cross over a few dirt roads. There is also a shortcut about 4 miles in - follow the white diamonds with the yellow dot, I'd say this cuts about 4 miles off the 9.3 but I'm not sure, just a guess but it is a significant shortcut

It was a nice hike. there's a few connector trails that almost makes you feel lost.

horseback riding
8 months ago

Nice!

mountain biking
9 months ago

I'm kind of a beginner mountain biker and I didn't think that this trail was all single track I've ridden it on my horse and maybe we took some connector trails remember some more gravel roads .this was all single track but it wasn't undoable for a beginner I did walk in a few places where there was lots of rocks but I was able to ride over a few it was a really well Marked Trail and I really enjoyed it and I would definitely do it again

We headed to Pinetop to escape the Phoenix heat for a few days and do some hiking. Thought this might be a good one to do and surprisingly it was right down the road from the Best Western we were staying at.
It's a nicely shaded path with all the trees. We saw cow, deer and a bunch of lizards as well as people on horses. Some of the trail was muddy from recent rain, but wasn't anything we couldn't walk around. Nice variety in the terrain - some rocky, dirt as well as soft sand.
I would go again, just know that extra .9 of a mile from parking to actual trail head. Was fine at the beginning, but at the end we were wishing we were done.

nice hike for a stroll. hoping for a few vistas. found a ton of unique mushrooms and the forest sounds were amazing. not fun 4 a 4 year old. ended up coming home early.

Started from reservoir but didn't complete the hike. Trail was torn up by horse riding. Made an easy trail treacherous and uneven(rained two days prior. terrain soggy). Sadly had to turn around after a mile. Also map needs to be updated. Forest service has rerouted a portion of the trail through more rocky terrain from what used to be the trail. Old trail looks to have had a bunch of dead fall from fires in the last couple of years. See "white mountain trails systems" for more up to date info...

on Springs Trail

hiking
9 months ago

great hike made more interesting by four water crossings

hiking
9 months ago

easy well marked.

hiking
10 months ago

Dragged the family and a city dog for the experience which meant our pace was a bit slower than normal....but even with that we banged it out in about 75 mins. Did it in reverse and didn't encounter any major mud/puddle issues until we got to about C4 thru C2. Didn't know about the elevation change...and since we were going from C6 to C5.... it was a bit of an uphill climb for novices. You can avoid by making it a downhill climb doing it in # order as it doesn't appear there is any other dramatically elevation point. Enjoyed the loop...right on my backyard

trail running
10 months ago

Flooded made it .25 mile in

trail running
10 months ago

Flooded

trail running
10 months ago

Flooded made it .25 mile in

hiking
10 months ago

Decent. Well marked trail. Breezy and shady most of time- it was 90 degrees out- but felt much cooler. Took us around an hour and a half- but with frequent stops. Though should be renamed "horse shit trail" as lots of horse poop on trail....

Was an extremely well marked trail. Kids did well. Just went to the ice cave. Was a very nest destination. The ice cave was like stepping into an air conditioner.

hiking
11 months ago

Fair amount of shade from the trees and the creek is pretty. But, there is a mile or so that is literally covered in horse poop.

hiking
11 months ago

Kind of a boring hike. crossed the dirt road too many times. Do the Spring Trail, it is close by and much more scenic.

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