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this is pretty easy for families with small children and pets . but do beware. we just missed having a family member bit by a Rattle Snake! they are up in wooded section. we were lucky we had small children and a small dog. but it did rattle after the first person walked by so we were able to get by safely! I never would have thought they would be right there. otherwise it was a ok Fast hike.

Pasture like terrain at the bottom with a creek.

hiking
25 days ago

Fantastic getaway not far from the valley! We enjoyed hiking, paddle boarding, swimming in the lake, and fishing. The hike is a short 3 mile out-and-back, easy for kids and well maintained. Bathrooms and showers were all very clean. We had a harmless skunk family that would wander through our campsite every evening at dusk. Very peaceful campground and we can’t wait to come back!

Cool trail! Road is dirt and has deep ruts. We went for hike during monsoon season. Drove there in an Impala and were able to get in and out fine. But if it has rained we would have most likely gotten stuck.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike It's very well marked and offers a fair amount of shade. Not a lot of people. The dogs had a great time. Bring lots of water. We went through much more than usual

great place.

walking
2 months ago

Was out running a few errands with the wife and we just stopped on a whim and “walked” this hike. We weren’t dressed for hiking but you don’t really need to be for this hike. I did just fine in sandals. Great for a young family to go on with younger kids. Most can make the mile walk easily.

Fun easy trail

hiking
3 months ago

We took a shorter route which was good today. This was a well marked and easy trail to hike. We did have GPS which is always nice to have. Only used the GPS when we were taking the short cut. As it gets warmer, getting an earlier start would be ideal. Will be back later for the full hike. Some of the hiking trails were beautiful with Buena vista views.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice trail! Close to downtown pinetop. Very well marked. Went counterclockwise about 3 miles and then turned around, beautiful views and only saw 1 other person the whole hike. Gradual up and down, nothing to steep. Great way to spend a few hours in the trees!

Good quick hike but poorly marked at times. I kept my GPS on to make it for the full loop. Good views once you get past the trees. But kinda eerie at times alone Will do it again with a friend ☀️

mountain biking
4 months ago

As long as it hasn’t rained in a few days this is a great trail. One of my favorites.

hiking
4 months ago

we hiked along the 'creek/reservoir' east from the non hookup spots. found an osprey nest just before u have to turn around for private property. gorgeous cliffs that direction. Rocky, but short. nice for kids.

No water but beautiful views and a great training trail.

This is a great training trail. Lots of moderate climbing, a couple of technical sections and a bit of zippy descending.

Not bad...Trail is not well marked and with many intersecting mountain bike trails and roads. Good cell service will allow you to check your position using GPS. Pay attention or you may find yourself on a longer hike than you had planned for!

walking
5 months ago

Did this back in July last year. Super easy. Some decent views. Other trails present which you can go off of including disc golf. Right by White Mtn Rd = lots of car traffic, bring music.

hiking
6 months ago

We went in February so it was a bit cold but that was expected. This was an amazing trail with bits of snow patches and a very well marked trail system. We used our GPS quite a bit to make sure we stayed on the trail and that helped. This would be an amazing trail to do in the spring, summer or fall. We will be back.

hiking
6 months ago

Well maintained trail and pretty easy. Great trail to bring younger grandkids and also dogs. Very beautiful and much fun along the way if you wanted to stop and throw rocks or just visualize the beauty.

6 months ago

Nice - peaceful, serene walk around the lake. Lots of water birds including a beautiful heron

hiking
7 months ago

I completed the hike with my two dogs and they had a blast. The scenery was bueatyful, and the hike was challenging enough to be a good workout. Can be muddy in parts of the trail.

Love this trail. We even saw a small herd of horses. The mares were interested in our horses but the stallion quickly diverted them.

hiking
10 months ago

Nice views and hike. Easy to miss turns & get off trail so be attentive. Will do again.

The first time I tried this trail I was alone and I definitely don't think it's the trail to do alone. it's pretty isolated. This next time I took my mom and we both felt it was pretty eerie. I guess because it is so isolated in back woods and there were bones hanging from trees. the trail markings aren't that great. We found a road halfway in and took that back to the car. overall, wasn't bad.

Saw a herd of elk just off the trail

hiking
Saturday, July 15, 2017

This was a great trail! It was well marked and maintained, and the trail itself is interesting to follow, with a wide variety of nature and wildlife (including cows). However, be aware that the loop itself is closer to being 13 miles long than it is to being 9 miles.

hiking
Sunday, July 02, 2017

Beautiful trail full of wildlife, aspen groves and thick dense canopy. We took our Cub Scout den and hiked 6 miles of the loop. It was a great time and was not very difficult.

hiking
Monday, June 12, 2017

Enjoyed the west side of the trail and the views. The east portion of the loop offered no variety of scenery and limited shade due to the thinning project.

hiking
Thursday, June 01, 2017

It used to be a beautiful trail however it looks like the forest service has let loggers in there and bare and they literally have just cleaned it out very disappointing

Sunday, May 28, 2017

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!

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