Willow Springs Trail

Heber, Arizona

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Willow Springs Lake was Arizona’s first trail designated for mountain biking. Although a bit hard to find the way sometimes, it’s worth a visit both for the scenery and the weather. Temperatures run at least 10 degrees cooler than Payson atop the Mogollon Rim. Atop the rim, the winds are incessant. Any time of year, regardless of the prevalent weather, there’s a good chance some strong winds will be blowing. The first part of the trail cuts across open meadows and exposes you to the wind, but dense stands of pine block most of it while you’re riding. Trail Surface: Singletrack and doubletrack.

Willow Springs Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Willow Springs Lake was Arizona’s first trail designated for mountain biking. Although a bit hard to find the way sometimes, it’s worth a visit both for the scenery and the weather. Temperatures run at least 10 degrees cooler than Payson atop the Mogollon Rim. Atop the rim, the winds are incessant.

Any time of year, regardless of the prevalent weather, there’s a good chance some strong winds will be blowing. The first part of the trail cuts across open meadows and exposes you to the wind, but dense stands of pine block most of it while you’re riding. Trail Surface: Singletrack and doubletrack."

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Heber
Distance: 15.8
Elevation Gain: 593 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 2 hours
Season: Year-round; possible snow in winter
Trailhead Elevation: 7,700 feet
Top Elevation: 7,700 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Apache - Sitgreaves National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Woods Canyon, OW Point, Porcupine Ridge
Driving Directions: Directions to Willow Springs Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

6/25/2010
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Trail is blocked due to forest fire damage/reforestation. hard to follow trail once past NE corner of lake heading north. very rocky and loose shale. bring your full-susp.


8/1/2005
0

Excellent sites, lots to look at. Not very well groomed / cleared (lots of downed trees). Not very well marked either. Bring your trail map with you. Would definetely ride this trail again. Not too technical, just a few points. Overall, good workout and nice ride.



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May 2018