West Lake Trail

EASY 3 reviews

West Lake Trail is a 2.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Iron Springs, AZ that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, horses, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.9 miles 288 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

horseback riding

lake

West Lake Trail #351 begins at the Cayuse Equestrian Trailhead within the Granite Basin Recreation Area. It passes through a mixed forest of ponderosa pine and alligator juniper as it as it travels toward Granite Basin Lake. West Lake Trail #351 begins at the Cayuse Equestrian Trailhead within the Granite Basin Recreation Area. It passes through a mixed forest of ponderosa pine and alligator juniper as it as it travels toward Granite Basin Lake. The trail crosses a creek several times. Although the creek is usually dry, its banks are lined with dense vegetation that is nourished by occasional flows. After its junction with Mint Wash Trail #345, Trail #351 turns southwest and crosses Granite Basin Road before it ends at Balancing Rock Trail #349. This short trail provides access to other Granite Basin trails, especially for horseback riders who are not permitted to park horse trailers at other trailheads within the Recreation Area.

1 year ago

after hearing she left I had a hard time sleeping so i got up early and went to the first hike she took me on Megan this was so beautiful but compared to you it couldn't hold a candle I only wish you could have been here to share it with me wrapped up in a blanket watching the sun rise.

trail running
2 years ago

Very even for compared to thumb butte. Shared with horses. Nice bathrooms to change in but no water facilities. 5$ day fee. Nice parking lot. Shady. Nice climbing face on granite mountain. Will have to try it and review again.

hiking
2 years ago

West Lake Trail is one of the trails within the Granite Basin Recreation Area. It is accessible via multiple trailheads from connector trails, including the trailhead that starts in the Yavapai Campground.