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nice lake and trails but not for beginner bike riders. kid friendly for the walking trails. this actual trail is for hikers only.

Not very well marked but it was a beautiful setting when we eventually found it.

2 days ago

Starts as trail 9263. Look to the right early on the trail for the 95 sign. That is a loop. Start on the left side for a less intense hike. The return portion has some beautiful views. The first portion stays low and near the creek. Lots of vegetation. Bring some mosquito spray.

We just moved to Phoenix a couple weeks ago and this was my first time trail running. Beautiful scenic views on the way to the lake, great place to swim, not too much elevation change for a first trail run. I really enjoyed this trail, I'll be back! :) <3

Completed this trail twice in the last month or so, once in each direction and each time took around 4 hours. Really is a beautiful trail with plenty of wildlife. Saw multiple deer on both hikes. No water sources on the trail, so bring everything you need. Visiting the fire watchtower is worth the extra 10 minutes for the views.

It was really great experience!! Love it

a great hike with wonderful views..wildflowers up top! bring plenty of water!

Great hike.

Great trail, beautiful lake, great wildlife!

9 days ago

Very Scenic little out and back. A bit tricky to find the Falls since Wolf Creek is dry much of the time, but very well worth the effort.

We were lucky because one of the men who made the trail was at the start. It’s a great hike and we were lucky because we made smart choices. I did use google maps which guided us in the right direction. We got to the top of Wolverton then heAded down on a road. At the bottom I saw a trail that headed us back in the right direction. So we took it. Fortunately it was a right choice. The last part was through forest and shaded which was nice. Followed a trail that took us out where we didn’t park but once again my gps took us to our car. 4.2 miles. A little hot on September 15. 2018.

We hiked up the rt side to the memorial for the Hotshots and back down the rt side of the trail. Fantastic hike !

12 days ago

Great trail.... not easy to find... markings off the trail are somewhat hidden... but great views and wonderful.

off road driving
12 days ago

I came out here for Off-roading and it's fairly simple. I wouldn't recommend it for everyone because there is a few difficult areas. I did see 10 other dirt bikes and 5 hikers. It was a busy trail during the time I went.

nice trail, well marked beautiful views

Nice trail with Beautiful Views. However we picked a very warm day and there was little shade opportunities.

Secluded, great trail. not too much overgrowth. Definitely need a 4WD vehicle.

This trail has some nice views from the top and a lot of wildflowers. Wouldn’t recommend this trail if it has been raining a lot, as you cross the creek several times. Depending on which direction you choose, the loop give two different incline intensities. If you go clockwise, you follow the creek for the majority of the first half with a gradual incline and a few bigger inclines. If you choose counterclockwise, you will experience a much more intense incline for the first half of the loop. We went clockwise and enjoyed a less intense hike!

16 days ago

The trail is a little difficult to find. You will park near a gate on the road and go down the trail from the gate. You will descend down a steep trail until you get to a flat area where many trails shoot off left and right. Do not take these off shoots and do not follow trail markers, stay straight on the larger trail. You will descend again down the trail till you hit the stream. When you hit the stream, cross it and go left and follow up stream to stay on the trail. The falls will be a 5 minute walk from the stream crossing.

Great trail for beginning incline practice

The lake was very busy since it was a Saturday and the weather was decent. Lot's of people on the trail, hiking/fishing. The whole loop took me just under an hour to finish, I stopped a few times to take some pics and enjoy the scenery. The water level was higher due to the wetter than normal monsoon season so you'll have to hike a bit further down on the North East side of the lake. The damn crossing has a alot of tree trunks and a light flow of water, just avoid the moss due to it being slippery and you'll be fine

The left side is paved all the way up, left side will get the heart pumping. Nice memorial for the hotshot team at the top. Didn’t see any animals but beautiful views at the top.

very easy walk. the trail on the campground side of the lake is paved. the farside is dirt. the lake level is high right now, making crossing the creek at each end difficult. very crowded labor day weekend 2018

This hike is challenging, merely for the fact of how long it is. We did the hike counter clockwise. Getting to the top was fairly easy, but the decent was challenging due to the rocky found on sand. we did the full 10 miles, we thought it would take about 5 hours, we ended after 7.5 hours. it is a beautiful hike. We saw deer, horseback riders and lots of fellow hikers. I would highly recommend this hike, it is one that will test your endurance if you are a beginning hiker.

Trail starts off through Lower Wolf Creek Campground. Holiday weekend, campground was pretty busy. Trail is more of a 4x4 road. Saw 4 people walking. Another 4 on horses. Dozens of ATVs and trucks (vehicles aren't allowed). Walk was a bit of a roller coaster, up and down, mostly shaded. With so much going on on the trail we didn't do the whole hike. We found a pretty spot off the trail by the creek. My husband set up the hammock and we ate lunch, toes in the creek. Was peaceful when there wasn't people going by on quads, rand rails and trucks. Took away from being in such a quiet place. We enjoyed our few hours there alone and packed up.

I hiked this in April. We started early but it was definitely warm. Wear sunscreen! This is a must hike for anyone in the fire service, all Arizonans and anyone wanting to pay their respects. It’s not an easy hike but it’s so worth it. It’s heartbreaking to see how close they were to the ranch. It’s a beautiful memorial. I’m so glad they made this trail. Bring lots of water!

Great for us healthy seniors who like to keep the heart active.

Best views in town

Nice trail! Loop consists of multiple trails. With several side trails taken for picture opportunities, we traveled about 10 miles to complete the loop. Beautiful lake scenery and in the middle of the pines.

Short trail around bottom of copper canyon. Lightly trafficked. Avoid in heat of the day.

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