Timber Mesa Trail Horseback Riding

The 34th most popular equestrian trail in Arizona.

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Southeast of Show Low in the White Mountains, the Timber Mesa Trail (#636) is a 6 mile horseback riding route that follows the top edge of the mesa and loops back along the Chimneys Fire Road. The trail on the top of the mesa is rocky.

To reach the horseback riding trailhead from the Lakeside Ranger Station, head south on SR260. Turn left on Porter Mountain Road (FS45) for 2.2 miles. Take a left at the cattle guard and continue to the trailhead on the right.

Overall, Timber Mesa Trail is the 34th most popular horse trail of all 49 horseback rides in Arizona. Several of the better horse trails are nearby Timber Mesa Trail including Los Burros Trail, Blue Ridge Trail, Ghost Of The Coyote Trail, Juniper Ridge, Los Caballos Trail and Buena Vista Horse Trail.

Timber Mesa Trail in Apache NF (AZ/US)

Timber Mesa Trail in Apache NF (AZ/US)

Timber Mesa Trail Horseback Riding Map



Local Contact(s):  ASNF (928) 368-5111; Arizona Tourism (866) 275-5816; Pinetop Tourism (928) 367-4290.

Best Season:  May - Oct

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  NFS Lakeside CG near Lakeside Ranger Office

Breakfast Restaurant:  Johnny Angels, Pinetop

Reference Source:  click here http://www.wmonline.com/

GPS:  34.18518, -109.96574

Date Published:  12/30/2015

Date Updated:  7/17/2016

ID:  15155

Timber Mesa Trail Horseback Riding Map


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