Springs Trail #633

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

The Springs trail is perfect for the beginner trail user or even for the more advanced who are looking for a less strenuous loop. 

At a Glance

Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Late spring to early winter
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Lakeside Ranger District
(928) 368-2100
TTY: (928) 368-5088

General Information

Directions: From Lakeside, take State Highway 260 towards McNary. Turn left on Bucksprings Road. Drive 0.6 miles. Turn left onto Forest Road 182 (road to Sky Hi Retreat). Drive 1.1 miles to the trailhead on the left.
General Notes:
  • Human waste should not come within 150 feet of any watercourse.
  • No garbage should be left behind; pack it in and pack it out!
  • Easy for hiking.
  • Easy for horses.
  • Moderate for bikes.

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Activities


Bicycling

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Day Hiking

The Springs trail is perfect for the beginner trail user or even for the more advanced who are looking for a less strenuous loop. The Springs trail is on FR 182, a short distance from Pinetop-Lakeside. It consists of 3.8 miles of trail with little change in elevation. During the rainy season the trail may become very muddy. Equestrians should think twice about riding this trail at these times because horses can do great damage to a muddy trail.

The most distinctive and certainly an attractive part of the trail is where it crosses and parallels Thompson Creek. Areas in close proximity to streams and rivers, known as riparian habitat, harbor a great variety of interdependent plant and animal life. For that reason, they are extremely sensitive to human interference. Watch for signs of animals that are directly dependent on the creek as well as those that are attracted by ample food and cover. If you're looking to do a longer hike, take the Little Bear Connector to the Blue Ridge loop, or the Iron Horse Connector to the Country Club loop.

USGS Maps: Sponseller Mountain, Boundary Butte, Lakeside, Indian Pine.

Elevation desc 7,140 feet to 7,190 feet
Best Season: Late spring to early winter
Difficulty Level: Easy

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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
3.8 miles

  Latitude : 
34.12969722

  Longitude : 
-109.8962194

  Elevation : 
7,140 feet - 7,190 feet

 



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