Timber Mesa Trail Hike (White Mountains Trail System)

Date: 
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Leaders: 
Ralph Engler - 480-855-7062
Rating: 
C+ LENGTH: 7.5 mi ELEV GAIN: 500 ft PACE: Medium

Call Ralph if you're interested in this hike and to discuss meeting place and transportation plans. A co-leader volunteer would be appreciated to meet hikers in the Valley. The group will meet Ralph in Lakeside.

One of the interesting things about this trail is that it passes through several distinct ecotypes. On top of the mesa it moves in and out of ponderosa pine and scrub. Below the mesa, one mainly finds pinion-juniper woodland.

Be sure to pack plenty of sunscreen and water, as there is little shade in the pinion-juniper.

After the hike, there will be an option to meet on the rear deck of Ralph’s cabin in Lakeside for a beverage and snacks before the travelers head back to the valley. Total travel time is about 2 hr-45 min from the Fountain Hills Wendy's to Lakeside (with a pit-stop in Payson).