Hike the Pole Knoll Trails in Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest

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The Pole Knoll Trails in the Apache-Sitgreaves national Forest near Greer double as cross-country ski routes in winter and hiking trails in summer and fall, when aspens shed mounds of golden foliage.

Getting There: From the intersection of State Routes 260/73 in Pinetop-Lakeside (near the Hon-Dah Casino), continue 25 miles east on SR 260 to the turnoff on the right just beyond milepost 383.

Length: 18 miles of interconnected loop trails

Rating: easy-difficult

Kid Friendly: YES

Pet Friendly: NO

Elevation: 8,700-9,700 feet

Best Season: year-round

Facilities: restrooms, picnic ramadas

Photo credit Mare Czinar/PHOENIX

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