Old Hatchery Trail
Distance: .8 miles
Difficulty: (as rated by the US Forest Service)
Hiking - Moderate
Mountain Biking - Difficult
Equestrian - Easy
Trailhead Parking: Yes, at Game & Fish. No horse trailers.
Access to Trail: From the Lakeside Ranger Station, travel South on AZ 260 for 4.5 miles. Turn left at the sign for Arizona Game and Fish. The trail begins just past the Game and Fish office.
Trail Highlights: The Old Hatchery Trail goes past the old fish hatchery. Just before descending to Billy Creek, there is a short side trail that leads to highway 260. The portion of the trail from Game and Fish, to this point is open to hikers only. There is a bridge crossing Billy Creek, before the trail sharply ascends. It travels along Billy Creek until it dead ends into the Springs Trail.