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hiking
5 days ago

Started this hike as a happy accident and it was wonderful. There was only one other family on the trail but besides that it was just the two of us. Amazing views of the lake, forest, and animals such as elk, squirrels and chipmunks.

Beautiful hike, the leaves are changing makes for great views close to the top end of the trail. It is rocky as you make your way up. On way down took the See Spring trail and enjoyed sitting by the water relaxing. Went on a Saturday and only saw 3 groups of hikers.

hiking
12 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

Nice little hike! We went on a Friday morning and there was not much foot traffic. Our dogs loved the trail!

hiking
15 days ago

Nice views and hike. Easy to miss turns & get off trail so be attentive. Will do again.

hiking
19 days ago

A nice well-trafficked trail around the lake. Parking can be an issue during the weekends. Dog-friendly.

Per AZ Game & Fish, April 1st through August 31st a portion of the trail is closed and rerouted due to bald eagle nesting (SW portion of the trail) which you can catch a glimpse of from the opposite side of the lake, bring your binoculars.

Lots of campgrounds in the area ensures some congestion during peak times/seasons. Camp store and boat/kayak rentals as well.

Loved this hike so much. Nature was all around and so inviting.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Nice. First half, going clockwise (left), is quite flat and not too exciting. A lot of trees marked for thinning with big orange stripes. Popular with horseback riders. The second half is prettier, rockier and steeper with a stream, green grass and a couple of stream crossings (rocks to step on). All in all a fairly easy hike with just a small section, that might be a challenge for some, where the trail gets steeper and rocky.

The first time I tried this trail I was alone and I definitely don't think it's the trail to do alone. it's pretty isolated. This next time I took my mom and we both felt it was pretty eerie. I guess because it is so isolated in back woods and there were bones hanging from trees. the trail markings aren't that great. We found a road halfway in and took that back to the car. overall, wasn't bad.