The difficulty rating is separated by mode of transportation.
The ratings take into account:
length of the trail
change of elevation
type of terrain
CHECK YOUR MAP
The trails frequently follow old logging roads and
may cross roads open to vehicular traffic. If you
become confused, backtrack to a known landmark.
Some of the trails in the lower elevations can be
extremely hot during the summer. During the spring
and summer rainy seasons, the trails can be muddy.
Be sure to carry ample food and water. Be prepared
for rapid changes in weather.
Access to trailheads is on Forest maintained roads.
During the winter and summer rainy season, these roads
may be impassable or difficult to drive. Contact the
Lakeside Ranger District for road conditions (928)
USGS topographic maps and the Apache-Sitgreaves National
Forest map may aid in your travels on the Lakeside
District. The trails do not appear on the topographic
maps or the Forest map. White Mountain Trail System
Maps are available at the Parks and Recreation Department,
Lakeside Ranger District Office and other community
Trailheads with limited parking are small cinder pads
with little to not turning radius for a trailer. Larger
trailheads will accommodate several cars and trailers.