Pole Knoll Recreation Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Pole Knoll is very typical of the knolls that grace the White Mountains. View a map of the area. Open now for cross country skiing and winter recreation.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Toilets
Usage: Medium
Best Season: All year. The trails are used for cross-country skiing in the winter
Restrictions: No overnight camping is allowed in the parking areas.
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From the Eagar stoplight, travel west on AZ Highway 260 for 12 miles. The trailhead is on the left.

General Notes:
  • There are two trailheads. The main one is located just off AZ 260 and provides parking for up to 20 vehicles. In addition to a parking area, toilets and an information board are available. The secondary trailhead is located off AZ 373, north of Greer. Parking is available for 6 to 8 vehicles and an information board is there. No overnight camping is allowed in the parking areas.
  • The Pole Knoll Recreation Area is primarily known as a cross-country ski area but the trails accommodate other activities throughout the rest of the year.
  • The trails are signed with their respective names as well as with internationally recognized Nordic ski symbols. You might not think these will be very helpful in the middle of July, but what goes for skiing often goes for walking and bicycling as well. A green circle means an easy trail. A blue square indicates a moderately difficult trail. A black diamond is the most difficult Pole Knoll has to offer.


Accommodates Trailers

Recreation Map

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  Area/Length : 
Variable. The shortest loop is slightly more than 1 mile, the longest is 6 miles.

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  Elevation : 
9,000 feet - 9,739 feet