Show Low Meadow Trail

Trail Highlights: The trailhead parking was greatly improved in 2020 by the City of Show Low, increasing the visibility and popularity of this beautiful trail. A handicap-accessible bathroom with running water was built into a barn-like structure and a paved stream-side trail with handicap-accessible fishing platforms was constructed.

The City of Show Low partnered with Arizona Game and Fish Department to stock Show Low Creek with fish several times during the year as part of the Community Fishing Program.

The paved portion of this trail leads to a photogenic stone bridge that crosses Show Low Creek. The loop itself is unpaved and includes a gentle hiking grade to the top of the bluff and a flat lower portion of the trail just inside the trees from the Show Low Creek meadow.

The trail winds through thick forest vegetation composed of ponderosa pine and Gambel oak. All four varieties of the White Mountain region’s tree-sized junipers (Utah, alligator, Rocky Mountain, and one-seed) also grow along this trail.

There is a disc-golf course along the bluff and some great views of the meadow, Show Low Creek, and the surrounding area.

Show Low Bluff Development provided an easement to the City of Show Low, so the trail is for the community. This trail is easily accessible and is a great place to take out-of-town visitors wanting a quick but beautiful hike to enjoy. Many projects to develop this area for recreational opportunities and maintain the natural landscape for future generations will be realized over the next several years.

Trail details

Distance: 1.5-mile loop from the trailhead to top of bluff and back. Paved trail from trailhead to end of pavement is 0.8 miles (out and back). Upon completion from trailhead to Woolford Extension (out and back) trail will be approximately 2 miles.

Difficulty: Hiking — Easy, No Equestrian

Trail Parking: Yes. Paved parking lot with bathroom facilities.

Trail Access: From Show Low Post Office go east on Deuce of Clubs (Hwy 60/77) for 1 mile, turn right (south) at stop light onto White Mountain RD (East Highway 260). Go for 0.8 mile and turn left into Show Low Meadow parking lot.

Trailhead GPS: N34°24’317”, W110°02’375”

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