Bartlett Reservoir

MODERATE 30 reviews
#33 of 120 trails in

Bartlett Reservoir is a 6.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Scottsdale, Arizona that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and fly fishing and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
6.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
915 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

fishing

hiking

lake

views

wild flowers

no dogs

2 months ago

Watch out for snakes we hit an area about 2 miles in where we came across a constrictor on the way out and a rattler on the way back right on the trail. Almost stepped on both they were camouflaged so well !! Love this hike for interval training.

The views are nice and the trail is moderate to easy. The trailhead is not at the point that is marked in the map and the length is closer to 9 miles than 6.5.. Also the trail is poorly marked at many points. We enjoyed it in general and the small beaches were a delight.

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11 months ago

Friday, June 09, 2017

loved hiking here and the greenery was awesome

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Monday, February 27, 2017

very nice hike along the lake, trail.head 5-1 1 starts at the boat launch by the sheriff's substation. there is an $8 Tonto Forest daily use the or $80 annual pass.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Beautiful hike along the water.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Gorgeous hike work the 8 dollar recreational pass! Start at the entrance point by rattlesnake cove, head towards the dock and you will eventually see a trail head sign.

Monday, December 05, 2016

A decent hike near a beautiful lake. You have to buy an $8 recreation pass at the local marina (or elsewhere). The attendant at the marina won't take cards unless you spend at least $10. The trail itself is winding, mostly unmarked, and easy to lose and find again with the lake on one side.

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Sunday, October 09, 2016

Pretty ordinary hike. Not difficult from a fitness standpoint, but loose granite scree and trail erosion makes it less interesting. The setting is nice enough. Note that there are a couple different start points. The Jojoba trail starts at the main marina (about 2.5 roundtrip to Rattlesnake Cove). There another enter point at Rattlesnake Cove, which has a 6+ out/back.

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Sunday, April 03, 2016

We hiked a few miles along the trail and back. It was absolutely beautiful! Loose gravel at some parts but nothing treacherous. We went in mid-March; the weather was perfect and flowers in bloom. We had a view of the lake for the entire hike. We went on a Wednesday and didn't run into anyone else. Trail access is at Rattlesnake Cove behind the bathrooms. It's trail #512.

hiking
Monday, February 18, 2013

Great, easy hike! From SB Cove to Rattlesnake Cove (and back) it's about 8.6 miles round trip.The water level is low but makes the terrain interesting to hike through. Feels like you are hiking at the bottom of a fish tank :-) The path is narrow and winds partially around the lake with pretty views. My favorite area of the hike is when you pass through a cascading hill of quartz. Great energy. I think best done in winter (cooler) up through March (when there is beautiful wild flowers). Or if you are adventurous during the summer to find the best cove to swim in to get away from the crowds. A few things to keep in mind when hiking here....bring lots of water, a hat (no shade except for huge saguaros), and if you like to hike with poles this is a nice place to use them due to slippery small granite stones on pathway. Enjoy!

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