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hiking
7 days ago

Awesome trail. Beautiful scenery at several look out points, and a nice shady area about 1/3 of the way in.

It seemed as if the bridge was out of commission. It would’ve been nice if there were a sign at the trailhead stating so.

hiking
7 days ago

off road driving
16 days ago

Not sure if I can’t get to hike because it’s November or because it’s a special arrangement with Pleasant Lake... looks like it has to be an event but I don’t know.

hiking
16 days ago

good 4 x4 trail. you will need it. high clearance recommend. gentle in the beginning challenging hits about half way to the end. 3 pretty good uphill challenges, be prepared, pick your route, they are short but tricky. . beautiful scenery.

hiking
17 days ago

Overall nice easy trail. Bit busier. Took dogs - great for paws in comparison to some other trails - mostly dirt no rock issues. Lots of cholla in some areas, but luckily didn't see any on trail. Definitely would watch for them though. There's really no shade. Pretty view of the lake at the top with a bench. Cross your fingers bench isn't taken or you're probably standing since not a lot of places to sit. Didn't see drinking fountains, but really nice restroom at trailhead.

hiking
17 days ago

Fun trail. Easy enough for family with grade school kids.

off road driving
18 days ago

We did this ride on our dual sport motorcycles and we had a good time! Pretty easy overall

Nice hike, we took the yavapai trail connector on the way back for change of scenery.

hiking
18 days ago

Very pretty but I would not personally recommend when it is hot out unless you take plenty of water. There is no shade and the trail is exposed the whole way. The view was well worth it and picture opportunities are there for the photo junkies. The turn off is only about a 1/4 mile from the pay booth on the right at Cottonwood day use area. There are toilets. The trail is not really hard, but the last 3/4 mile or so has steep sections and loose rocks. The trail is pretty narrow and there are a lot of cholla cactus so if you bring a dog bring a comb just in case. Overall a nice hike. It’s a good workout but not too strenuous

The trail itself was really nice but depending where you park, the bridge is out so you technically can’t complete it and turn around at the other parking lot.

hiking
21 days ago