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Country Club Trail #632 - 4 members in 10 triplogs have rated this an average 3.3 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Aug 20 2020
PrestonSands
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43 male
 Joined Apr 12 2004
 Oro Valley, AZ
Country Club Trail #632Alpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 20 2020
PrestonSands
Hiking3.20 Miles 450 AEG
Hiking3.20 Miles   1 Hour   5 Mns   3.20 mph
450 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
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I had never heard of this trail, but was working in the area and it had a little summit to hike to, so why not? The trail was an old road among the pines and volcanic rocks, and I saw no one. Made the summit of Pat Mullen Mountain at dusk, where an unseen bobcat was screaming maybe 100 feet away. Interesting. Hiked back the way I had come in the dark, and had dinner on the patio at El Patron. Fun way to wrap up a long day at the Pinetop office.
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Jul 30 2019
mt98dew
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51 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Country Club Trail #632Alpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 30 2019
mt98dew
Hiking4.52 Miles 500 AEG
Hiking4.52 Miles   1 Hour   8 Mns   3.99 mph
500 ft AEG
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Getting behind on my journal writing.....Day 3 of our Pinetop vacation :y: Started the morning by heading to the Country Club TH. I had scouted the TH the day before so I made good time in getting there. (Under 10 minutes. :) ). Got on the trail a little before 5am. Still a little dark out so I started off walking, going in a CCW direction. Even in the predawn light the trail was easy to navigate. About .6 miles in the trail junctures with the Iron Horse Trail. The juncture is well signed so there was no issues on which way to go. Starting jogging from this. Trail remained a nice single track for the most part (until the last half mile) with minimal elevation gain until the approach to the Pat Mullen vista. This occurred around the 2.25 mile mark (going CCW). The climb up to the Mullen juncture and the climb up to the vista were switchbacked and fairly mild. The view from the top was nice, though not expansive. Still worth doing. Couple of other notes. About 1.5 miles in the is a juncture with the Chipmunk Springs Trail. This trail will take you to the Los Burros Loop Trail. Just past this juncture the trail skirted a meadow where I counted 34 elk and I'm sure I missed a few. Once again, my presence seem to stir them up enough where a few of them started "bugling". Really neat! Also, saw a coyote, which seemed like it was running away from something (not sure what). Can't recall seeing a coyote moving with that much urgency when it wasn't chasing something. Very nice little loop. Encountered 1 hiker and 1 trail runner. Weather perfect. Upper 50's
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Sep 10 2017
fricknaley
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45 male
 Joined Jun 20 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Country Club Trail #632Alpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 10 2017
fricknaley
Hiking4.65 Miles 490 AEG
Hiking4.65 Miles   1 Hour   52 Mns   2.49 mph
490 ft AEG
 
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very pleasant loop with the short jaunt to Pat Mullen peak. nice mix of flowers and a neat meadow near the end. absolutely perfect weather
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Oct 03 2015
cw50must
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44 male
 Joined Jun 09 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Country Club Trail #632Alpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
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cw50must
Mtn Biking9.80 Miles 500 AEG
Mtn Biking9.80 Miles   1 Hour   1 Min   9.64 mph
500 ft AEG
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Completed the Tour Of The White Mountains with my Girlfriend. My 2nd time, her first. Next year one of the longer courses is on the plan.
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Aug 22 2015
cw50must
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44 male
 Joined Jun 09 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Country Club Trail #632Alpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Mtn Biking avatar Aug 22 2015
cw50must
Mtn Biking9.10 Miles 500 AEG
Mtn Biking9.10 Miles   1 Hour   15 Mns   7.28 mph
500 ft AEG
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Last year I did the Tour of the White Mountains Mountain Bike race. I did the 9 mile fun run. This includes the Country Club trail. I had hiked this trail and road this trail before so I'm surprised I never logged it, but I haven't. this year I had every intention of doing the longer 35 mile course that includes country club trail along with Los Burros. Well as this year hasn't really gone as I had plan in a few ways, but I feel like now things are getting back to where I wanted, but I am a little behind so since I am not ready for the longer race I am planning on the 9 miler again, but this time including my girlfriend. It will be her first race.
We went up for a pre-ride, I wanted to take her on the full course.
The course comes out to 9.1 miles, it starts at the Equestrian center then heads out on what is called railroad graded trail to the Iron horse connector then to Country Club, then Back Iron Horse, back railroad. Its a nice little lollipop loop.

Oh part of the country club trail has been rerouted, not by much, there are spots where you can still see the old trail maybe 10 feet away.
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Sep 01 2013
dearbob
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46 female
 Joined Apr 28 2013
 Tucson, AZ
Country Club Trail #632Alpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 01 2013
dearbob
Hiking4.50 Miles 706 AEG
Hiking4.50 Miles   2 Hrs      3.00 mph
706 ft AEG      30 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
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agonzalez1112
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Aug 31 2013
agonzalez1112
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43 female
 Joined Apr 21 2013
 Tucson, AZ
Country Club Trail #632Alpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
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agonzalez1112
Hiking4.50 Miles 706 AEG
Hiking4.50 Miles   2 Hrs      2.25 mph
706 ft AEG3 LBS Pack
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Hiked with Mollie and Jackie. We did Country Club Loop and Huff and Puff trail. It was a very nice morning.
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Aug 23 2013
agonzalez1112
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43 female
 Joined Apr 21 2013
 Tucson, AZ
Country Club Trail #632Alpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
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agonzalez1112
Hiking4.00 Miles 319 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles   1 Hour   20 Mns   3.00 mph
319 ft AEG5 LBS Pack
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Went up to the 2 mile marker with Jackie and Mollie after a long day at work.
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May 08 2010
azbackpackr
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68 female
 Joined Jan 21 2006
 Tucson AZ
Country Club Trail #632Alpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Mtn Biking avatar May 08 2010
azbackpackr
Mtn Biking9.50 Miles 500 AEG
Mtn Biking9.50 Miles
500 ft AEG
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I had ridden this trail a few years ago, but the signage is all messed up now. There is a loop, but I couldn't remember which way to go at the many junctions. I ended up following the connector that goes toward Los Burros Trail, according to the sign. Later on I emailed the TRACKS president to ask him about it and he said yes, it is a loop trail, and he will tell the trail coordinator about the sign problems. Then I looked in my guidebook and see where I should have turned left. Oh, well.

The maps in the kiosk are bad because the names on the maps don't match the names on the signs. The map in the guidebook is the same map, without the confusing wrong names. However, the guidebook is no longer available.

As for the ride, at first it is pretty rocky. As I recall, if you do follow the loop around, it is pretty easy riding. I had a good time, rocks and all.
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Feb 27 2010
writelots
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47 female
 Joined Nov 22 2005
 Tucson, AZ
Country Club Trail #632Alpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
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writelots
Snowshoeing5.50 Miles 500 AEG
Snowshoeing5.50 Miles   4 Hrs      1.38 mph
500 ft AEG
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Such a fine day for being outside, and it was fun to be on a trail that really needed snowshoes. Started off w/out them, and ended up postholing up to my thighs... Not easy with my heavy backpack (see photos) :)

I added mileage for all the other walking about, getting lost and unlost, sledding and adventuring we did over the weekend. Great place to hang out, for sure!
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average hiking speed 2.42 mph

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