Hiking The Ackre Lake Trail

The 35th most popular hiking trail in Arizona.

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Southwest of Alpine and Hannagan Meadow, the Ackre Lake Trail is a 3.5 mile one-way hiking route above 9,000 feet out to Ackre Lake. The route was designed with skiers and bikers in mind, but is also heavily used by hikers. This winding path meanders through aspen stands, broad cienegas as well as thick conifer forests. Opportunities to spy elk and deer are endless, as well as a quick glimpse of a bear or woodland hawk. There is also an interpretive brochure for the trail. While it may raise your adrenaline level to go fast, you may want to slow down a little and learn about mixed-conifer ecology and forest management in a high elevation forest.

The trailhead is located just south of NFS Hannagan Meadow Campground on US191, 22 miles south of Alpine.

Overall, Ackre Lake Trail is the 35th most popular hiking trail of all 49 hikes in Arizona. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Ackre Lake Trail including General George Crook Trail, Highline National Recreation Trail, Arizona Trail - Blue Ridge Section, Mainstem Black River Trail, Woods Canyon Lake To Chevelon Lake and AD Bar TrailHannagan Meadow Loop.

Ackre Lake Trail Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  ASNF (928) 333-4301; Arizona Tourism (866) 275-5816.

Recommended Book:  "Arizona Hiking Guide" from Robert Stieve

Best Season:  May - Oct

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Base Camp:  NFS Hannagan Meadow Campground

Luxury Loding:  Hannagan Meadow Lodge (928) 428-2225

Breakfast Restaurant:  Bear Wallow Cafe, Alpine

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.usda.gov/asnf/

GPS:  33.6358, -109.3278

Date Published:  12/24/2015

Date Updated:  7/5/2016

ID:  15924

Ackre Lake Trail Hiking Map


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