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Bartlett Reservoir Trail [CLOSED] is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Carefree, Arizona that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, fishing, and fly fishing and is accessible year-round.

Length 4.5 mi Elevation gain 557 ft Route type Out & Back

Fishing

Hiking

Nature trips

Lake

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Closed

No dogs

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Closed as of July 2. Wildfires have burned more than 224,500 acres and there is ongoing, extreme fire danger due to dry conditions and hot temperatures.

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Reviews (72)
Photos (73)
Recordings (63)
Completed (147)
Juan Antonio Renteria
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HikingNo shade
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Jordan Urnovitz
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HikingOff trailOver grownWashed out

definitely a biased review. made it about 20 yards into the trail with my kiddo on my hiking pack... and then almost stepped on a rattlesnake who then rattled at me. this definitely put us on edge but we continued our hike. it was just very overgrown, got cut up a bunch, trail not the easiest to find in some places. it is beautiful, just wasn't our day. would like to attempt again in the future, just not a great day out there.

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Eric Gorecki
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Hiking

Simple trail but nice views.

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Susi Gutierrez
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HikingOff trailRocky
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Lori Shoaf
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Hiking

A bit overgrown, luckily no snakes at the time we went. Some views of the lake. Make sure you look at your Alltrails app for direction on this trail. Sometimes the Jojoba trail intermingled with this trail. I tried to help some folks out on the trail with the confusion of what trail they were on. Not many signs to direct you. Some places the vegetation was nice and some others it was not.

Dan Mocan
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HikingRocky
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Lauren Franklin
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HikingOver grown
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Rachael R.
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Hiking

Fairly easy to lose the trail and a lot of plants have grown onto the sides

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Terry Perrine
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Hiking

Stay on the trail and watch our for the jumping cholla...otherwise awesome!

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Linda Jean Fenner
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Hiking

7-17-19. Nice Sunrise Hike On a Well Maintained Trail and Scenery was Beautiful!! Lots of Turkey Vultures, bunnies and lizards....no snakes today! Pay a fee at Kiosk either on the main road going in to park or at Ranger Station depending time you hike...credit card only at kiosk. Bathrooms at parking lot. Enjoy!!

Kristin Andrs
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Robert Brackett
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Hiking

Hidden gem. Great trail for a nature hike. Definitely recommend going in the morning. It’s was hot by noon when we finished (but jumped in the lake to cool off). Lots of rolling hills. We did 8.5 round trip. Trail well maintained for the first 3 miles. Not used much after that as the brush growth covered a lot of the trail. And didn’t see a soul out or back on the 8 miles on a Sunday!

Iris Fulton
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Hiking

Absolutely beautiful wild flowers! Even the drive to the lake was pretty

Jen Van tuyle
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Hiking

Beautiful hike along Bartlett Lake, wild flowers are spectacular! We got to the hike at Rattlesnake Cove, just up from the marina. You need to have a day pass to park, there is a kiosk on Barlett Dam Road just before the turnoff to Rattlesnake Cove. The path is easy to follow, the trail is narrow, lots of ups & downs on loose rock.

Jack Petruso
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Hiking

Very scenic lake. Trail is adequately marked in most places. Lotsa up & down over sand/gravel surface. Not a cardio challenge so much, just make sure your not on roller skates. Would def recommend it. Feb 2019

Robin Haaland
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Hiking

Beautiful views of the lake for much of the hike. Lots of “up-and-down” on this sandy trail. It goes through many washes so we temporarily lost the trail once in a while but always found it again. On a calm, sunny day the water views are gorgeous.

Derek H
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Rather repetitive, beautiful scenery though! Water levels are quite low.

Billie Grimmett
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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.

Panagiotis Theofanopoulos
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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.

Mary Selembo
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Hiking
RYAN TOKARSKI
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loved hiking here and the greenery was awesome

Frank Benton
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Hiking

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.

Rebecca Horst
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Beautiful hike along the water.

Rachel Markiewicz
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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.

Travis Lambert
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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.

Mark Tebeau
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Hiking

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.

Sonja Stone
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Hiking

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.

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