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Country Club Trail #632


Arizona's White Mountains

Elevation: 7,190 - 7,612 feet.

Season: Late spring to early winter

Use: Moderate

Length: 3.5 miles

Difficulty: Moderate for hiking. Easy for horses. Moderate for bikes.

Attractions and Considerations: Country Club is a moderate to easy trail just a short distance from Pinetop-Lakeside. The trail loops three and 1/2 miles through ponderosa pine, juniper, and oak woodland.

The half-mile spur trail to the top of Pat Mullen mountain is well worth the extra time and effort, even if you are pedaling a bike. Take the time to notice the views of the surrounding forest, the very old and impressive examples of alligator juniper, and the signs of past forest fires. Let them be a reminder to us to be extremely cautious with fire in the forest.

Notice the 1-mile Iron Horse connector trail between Country Club and The Springs, and the Los Burros/Country Club Connector Trail.

Access and trailhead location: From Lakeside Ranger Station drive south on AZ 260 towards McNary. Turn left on Bucksprings Road. Drive 0.6 miles. Turn lerft on FR 182 (road to Sky Hi Retreat). Drive 2 miles. You will pass the Springs Trailhead on the left. Where FR 182 veers to the left, proceed straight on to FR 185 (past Sierra Springs Ranch entrance). Trailhead is on the right 100 yards down FR 185.

Country Club Trail Locator Map

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Suggestions: Bring Your Own Water!
Trail Markers: Y(ellow)=Short Loop, G(reen)=Connector, R(ed)=Vista, T(urquoise)=Trail Marker

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For more information, please feel free to contact:

  • TRACKS, c/o Town of Pinetop-Lakeside, Parks & Recreation Dept., 1360 N. Niels Hansen Road, Lakeside, Arizona 85929, Telephone: (928) 368-6700
  • USDA Forest Service, Lakeside Ranger District at 928.368.5111 or you may write us at 2022 W. White Mtn. Blvd., Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona 85935

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White Mountains Online wishes to express our appreciation to the USDA Forest Service, Lakeside District and the Town of Pinetop-Lakeside for providing this information!