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Going Zen in Pinetip-Lakeside

My girlfriend went up to Pinetop-Lakeside to have a relaxing weekend. Escape the city and... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
Kevin W

Probably the best trail I've done in Arizona. We took the stream-side trail out, turned around and... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
Sue B
Prescott, Arizona
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White Mountains, Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ
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Reviewed 13 August 2018

My girlfriend went up to Pinetop-Lakeside to have a relaxing weekend. Escape the city and completely chill in the small mountain town. We hit a few art fairs, stopped in a few antique stores, and went 100% Zen on this trail. Very relaxing and not...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Kevin W
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Probably the best trail I've done in Arizona. We took the stream-side trail out, turned around and about midway out found we could climb up to the road. It's a bit rocky and was muddy in places but you walk in and out of beautiful...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Despite the fire damage in the surrounding hills from a few years back, this is a beautiful hike along the Black River. The river (more of a large creek this time of the year) is lovely, there are abundant wildflowers of many varieties, lots of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank Rich B
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Our TRACKS hiking group of around 35 hiked Thompson Trail this summer. The entire trail follows the Black River, with twists and turns, meadows (spring offers wildflowers), and lovely views in a peaceful valley. There is a 6-mile option with a steady climb back so...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Diana L
Reviewed 10 November 2017

On a bright, sunny 65F day my wife and I headed out from Quality Hill for a hike. We headed to Thompson Trail and were not disappointed! Nice easy hike along a creek with beautiful vistas. When you are in the area make sure that...More

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank GottaTravelNow11
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

A must see. We had searched for days to find directions and no one we asked knew about it but thanks to dwilliams on trip advisor we found it. She wrote detailed directions. Go east on 260 out of Pinetop. Turn right on 273 and...More

Date of experience: October 2017
11  Thank Vacation625453
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

If your looking for a nice easy stroll through a beautiful ravine this is it. Nice stream through the bottom and although there has been a fire in the area it is coming back nicely and is still beautiful area. Keep your eyes open you...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Reviewed 20 September 2017

A beautiful trail along the creek, the summer flowers were in bloom. The dogs loved it and only net one other couple along the way!

Date of experience: September 2017
4  Thank Nicole E
Reviewed 22 July 2017

We walked above the river on the way out and then along its banks on the return. Stunning fields of yellow, red and purple flowers!! Only saw 4 other people along the way in 2.5 hours. Had our dog loose, bounding in freedom and joy!...More

Date of experience: July 2017
4  Thank gojojo2
Reviewed 23 June 2017

All of the trails in the White Mountain Trail System are great--well maintained, very well marked, and--in my experience--scenic. If you're in Pinetop, try any one of them. You could start with the Billy Creek Connector to the Blue Ridge Trail. Take a hike!

Date of experience: June 2017
5  Thank Andrew B
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25 January 2018|
Response from Nicole E | Reviewed this property |
The particular trail is at a very high altitude so I would not recommend it during the time frame you mentioned. I have attached the website to our Audubon Society, it's a very helpful site. Enjoy! whitemountainaudubon... More
Scott H
18 August 2017|
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Response from brucehM8847VG | Reviewed this property |
Enter into Pinetop Lakes off 260 on Buck Springs Road. First left is Sky Hi Road and trail head is approx a mile on left. You can also start trail at the turn onto Sky Hi Road from Buch Springs. Here is a cellular tower and... More