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Relaxed Trail, Interesting Views

We were the only people on this trail the entire time. It was very easy going for the first one... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ashford, Connecticut
Fun Hike but a few strange things to be aware of...

Great little 3 mile loop around the forest, and even better if you add the optional "Pat Mullen... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Phoenix, United States
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“mile loop”(2 reviews)
“self guided”(2 reviews)
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Forest Road, Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ 85935
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were the only people on this trail the entire time. It was very easy going for the first one mile and then we took the spur called the "Huff and Puff" to the Pat Mullen overlook. We were a bit disappointed that the view...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SueL41589
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Great little 3 mile loop around the forest, and even better if you add the optional "Pat Mullen Spur" which takes you up .5 mile to a viewing spot on a hill and back down to the loop. Please note, if you do take the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 22, 2018

Lovely meandering trail through the trees. A bit muddy in places due to recent rains, but well marked and well maintained. We will definitely do this trail again. Note -- Forest Service, maps, etc. say this trail is 3-1/4 mile loop -- my Fitbit clocked...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sue B
Reviewed April 2, 2018

From the Lakeside Ranger Station, travel south on AZ 260 for 5 miles. Turn left on Bucksprings Road, left on Sky Hi Road (FR 182). The trailhead is 2 miles ahead on the right at the junction of FR 185. The trail loops through a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Padmanabha K
Reviewed August 24, 2017

Another one of our go-to hikes with our dog. Easy and beautiful walk through the ponderosa pines!! Elevation is never an issue here.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Cyndi D
Reviewed May 31, 2017

We took our time following this well-marked trail through the pine forest, stopping to admire the variety of multi-colored wildflowers along the trail. During the 3.5 mile walk, we encountered only two other hikers. We opted not to do the hike to the Pat Mullen...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank mamajo44
Reviewed April 29, 2017

A lovely, easy, self guided hike through a ponderosa forest. Just a lovely 3.5 mile stroll. Not challenging, but lovely

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank 468evat
Reviewed April 27, 2017

We use this trail frequently, and always enjoy the scenery. Our dogs love it, too. You can make it a short walk, or a long one. The trail is suitable for bicycles, and is not overly challenging in elevation, etc. It's beautiful and different in...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank JinxHE
Reviewed April 2, 2017

We hiked this trail in cool overcast conditions. The big pines were lovely and the trail was not difficult. Do not bother with the short trail up to a summit, no real view.

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Thomas S
Reviewed January 17, 2017

I like this trail in the afternoon after the early morning seniors have had their walks for the day. Make sure you don't wander off on the connector trail or you'll in for a long walk. A moderate hike you can do in less than...More

Date of experience: December 2016
2  Thank niky885
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