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Thompson Trail (Forest Service Trail 629)

White Mountains, Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ
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Beautiful Hike

A must see. We had searched for days to find directions and no one we asked knew about it but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Easy nature walk

If your looking for a nice easy stroll through a beautiful ravine this is it. Nice stream through... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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White Mountains, Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!

1  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

1  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!

3  Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

We hiked in about 2.5 miles with two dogs. Great scenery and the dogs loved it. This hike is NOT in Pinetop. It's on FR 116 near Big Lake.

1  Thank Diane T
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We have been hiking this trail for 40 years. Yes before it was a “real Trail”. It is extremely ease to get to either from just out the back of Pinetop Lakes or down the road going to Sky-Hi at the Thompson Draw Trailhead. Now...More

Thank brucehM8847VG
Reviewed 20 September 2016

beautiful area, not at all what you think Arizona should look like. More like Colorado with alpine meadows, glacial lakes, spruce and aspen. The hike follows a trout stream with opportunities to get down to the water. Hiked the trail 9/18/2016 (Sunday afternoon). Only saw...More

8  Thank dwilliamsce7
Reviewed 15 September 2016

From SPL the drive itself is worth the time. The trail itself is great. Running water always adds to a hikes allure and but add in mountain meadows and the visual is a must see.

1  Thank R H
Reviewed 25 May 2016

We took our two small dogs on this hike and they loved it as much as we did. It is a nice cool trail that offers lots of shady areas and is cool thanks to the water. This is not a difficult trail and it...More

1  Thank Mackenzie D
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Scott H
19 August 2017|
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
15 July 2017|
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Response from Andrew B | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are allowed on all the White Mountain Trail System trails--they should be leashed, both for their own safety and as a courtesy to other hikers.