One of the finest examples of Gila single and doubletrack. The well maintained and well-travelled trail offers outstanding scenery of the Twin Sisters mountain peaks and the Arenas Valley.
Need to Know
Several creek crossings, but water is not always present. Be on the watch for hikers, horseback riders and other mountain bikers. Be sure to check out Gila Hike and Bike in Silver City for additional information about the many opportunities for hiking and biking in the Silver City area.
Begin at the Arenas Valley trailhead. Head up Servis Corrals Trail #725 as opposed to the Dragonfly Loop Trail #720. (This is small but worthwhile loop with petroglyphs that can be ridden as well). Follow the Servis Corrals Trail #725 until you get to a corral area and two green Forest Service Gates. Go through both of the gates and be sure the gates close and latch behind you.
Follow the doubletrack trail until you reach Big Tree Trail and hang a left onto this singletrack trail. Follow Big Tree Trail past "Big Tree" one of the largest Juniper Trees in the United States until you reach another doubletrack trail known as Sawmill Wagon Road Trail #243. Follow this trail down until you meet up with another singletrack trail known as the Arenas Valley: Fence Line Trail.