Timber Mesa Trailhead

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Timber Mesa is a good trail of moderate difficulty just a short drive from Lakeside Ranger Station.

At a Glance

Usage: Medium
Best Season: Early spring to mid winter
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Be sure to pack plenty of sunscreen and water as there is little shade in the pinon-juniper.

General Information


From Lakeside Ranger Station drive 0.2 miles on State Highway 260 towards McNary. Turn left on Porter Mountain Road (Forest Road 45). Drive 2.2 miles. Turn left at the cattle guard. Drive 75 yards to the cindered trailhead on the right.

General Notes:
  • Moderate for hiking
  • Moderate for horses
  • Difficult for bikes

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