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Apache Railroad Trail

  • Mountains and forests on the Apache Railroad Trail
  • Apache Railroad Trail Bridge


  • This beautiful mountain area trail follows the route of a historic railroad.
  • The railroad originally hauled logs harvested from the White Mountain area.
  • Visitors can walk or bike the trail via access at four trailheads. 

Apache Railroad Trail



The Apache Railroad Trail is a scenic multi use trail that follows a historic railroad route. The grade is moderate and provides beautiful scenery in all directions. At one time, the railroad hauled logs from the Apache National Forest and White Mountains. It later served tourists from McNary on a tour of the White Mountains area. Today, the trail provides a great way for visitors to explore on foot or bicycle. Users can access the entire trail or various portions at four different trailheads. Among the notable features is an 80 foot trestle bridge.

Trailheads are located at Railroad Cove at Big Lake (mile 0), Lightning Ridge (mile 3.5), Sheep Crossing (mile 13.0) and Big Cienega (mile 21.0.) Each has parking and toilets. 
The Apache Railroad Trail is accessible from May through October. There is no fee to access the trail. From the Eagar stoplight, proceed west on Highway 260 for 15.7 miles. The first trailhead is on the left. Elevations range from 8,950 to 9,350 feet so be prepared for these high elevations!


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Come visit us! Apache Railroad Multi-Use Trail, Greer, AZ - 85927,US

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