TRACKS is dedicated to using, promoting, preserving,
and protecting multi-use trails throughout Pinetop-Lakeside and the White Mountains. It strives to support
and assist the development, maintenance, and improvement of non-motorized trails, and to provide a resource
for education, communication, and social interaction designed to enhance the enjoyment of outdoor experiences
on the trails.
TRACKS, as National Forest Service Volunteers, does weekly
trail maintenance in the Pinetop-Lakeside, Show Low, and other areas throughout the White Mountains. TRACKS
also participates in community Events, such as National Trails Day, Tour of the White Mountains, and Fall "Leafing"
hike and pot luck dinner.
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In 1987 at the first meeting of what was to become the
White Mountains Horsemenís Association, 25 equestrians discussed the closing of an increasing
number of long-term riding areas and decided that an organization was needed to preserve non-motorized
trails for equestrians, hikers and mountain bikers. Thus began the long process of growing a
trail system and TRACKS, a volunteer organization dedicated to work with the USFS in planning,
developing and maintaining the White Mountains Trail System.
The White Mountains Trail System
is a series of multi-use, major loop trails and connector trails in the
Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests ranging from the community of Vernon on the
east out to the communities of Clay Springs and Linden in the west
The WMTS includes urban trails
in the Town of Pinetop-Lakeside, the City of Show Low, and the Wagon Wheel area.
The multi-use trails are cleverly designed to take maximum advantage of regional
beauty and vistas, with extreme care given to preserving the land, vegetation,
wildlife, and wildlife habitats. Landscaped urban trails have multiple entrance
points to ease access by residents and visitors.
To learn more about the History of Tracks