Boulder Canyon Trail

HARD 71 reviews
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Boulder Canyon Trail is a 9.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Tortilla Flat, Arizona that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2119 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
3 days ago

hiking
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1 month ago

Because the awesome views are towards the beginning of the hike, the rest of it was just not worth it to me.

Even in February this was a HOT hike.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
3 months ago

Considering my boyfriend and I went at like 9:45am and as you all probably know it was already hot as hell lol either way the view up and at the top is phenomenal and if your are lucky enough to get some time in the water after it's the perfect combination for a summer getaway in the AZ heat!

hiking
3 months ago

Full sun hike. Very difficult. Bring snacks and a water bladder. Lots of sunscreen and a hat. The trail does cross over a creek and so my shoes got soaked. Not a problem but good to know. Amazingly beautiful and green with wild flowers in February when we went. Very hot and exerting even in February due to difficulty rating and full sun.

3 months ago

Full sun hike. Very difficult. Bring snacks and a water bladder. Lots of sunscreen and a hat. The trail does cross over a creek and so my shoes got soaked. Not a problem but good to know. Amazingly beautiful and green with wild flowers in February when we went. Very hot and exerting even in February due to difficulty rating and full sun.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

such amazing views. early morning is probably best for this hike because there's very little to no shade. also take plenty of water. but don't let that stop you from going. it's completely worth the hike.

hiking
4 months ago

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5 months ago

5 months ago

This is one of my favorite places to hike in the valley because it's usually quiet in the canyon and the views are so beautiful. I've done this trail at least 5 times and always want to bring someone new with me to experience it. Always have more than enough food and water when doing this hike because there's lots of inclines and very little shade.

5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

was a nice hike, nothing hard about the trail, nice gradual hills, nothing strenuous, nice scenery, little stream added to make for a nice walk in the park!!
not much shade, so come summer, it'll be hot!!

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Awesome hike including a great drive in, parking can be tough but there is a lot right next to the trailhead which is also a RV/camping/restaurant parking. Great views and well marked trail however, when you come to the location that contains what looks like an old foundation with a fireplace nestled in a cave do not go straight go right. If you go straight you'll eventually find yourself overshooting into the stream but there are cairns to backtrack on.

hiking
6 months ago