Copper Canyon Loop Trail 504

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Copper Canyon Loop Trail 504 is a 3.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Camp Verde, Arizona that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
387 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

trail running

walking

views

waterfall

This loop trail offers excellent views with minimal effort. There are spots where it is close enough to I-17 that traffic noise can be heard overhead, but overall the trail is very quiet and seldom used. The surface is very smooth and can be hiked in a good pair of walking shoes. Temperatures in the area during the June through September can reach 105 degrees on hot afternoons, so summer hiking should be done in the early morning. It can be hiked in either direction, but the trail description is for the counterclockwise direction. The trail begins with a one mile section of moderate switchbacks then levels out as it moves along the ridge line. The best views are in this area. Some of this portion is very close to the edge of recent landslides, so exercise some caution, especially with children. The trail begins descending and at 2.6 miles crosses a dry creek bed. Turn left to go back to the parking lot along a level stretch for 1.3 miles.

2 months ago

Beautiful

trail running
2 months ago

This is a fun trail to run. The switchbacks are very gradual and the trail is well maintained. Yes, you do have to drive past a shooting range to get here, but it is worth it. As another post said there are cattle trails, but I think the main trail is easy to stay on and you can’t get too far off course. I was running and didn’t make any wrong turns. If you are worried about losing the trail, go up the switch backs first. The trail in that direction is very clear. There are nice vistas and cool limestone cliffs along the way. Enjoy.

4 months ago

The trail (IMO) is not clearly marked. I liked the views but ended up way off track.

4 months ago

This is by far one of our favorite Arizona trails. We always hit this one at least twice during our stay. Never crowded and pretty easy with a nice sitting area up the creek with a waterfall (maybe only in winter months) and nice views.

4 months ago

Uphill pretty quick and then some great views on the way down. Very nice hike.

5 months ago

Some nice flora up top. Crossed running stream, relaxing and cool even in January. 68^ degrees and sunny.

6 months ago

fun well used trail! good for a quick run!

trail running
8 months ago

Great trail for running! Only 1 or 2 really rocky parts of the trail. Switchbacks to go up for about a mile and then some smaller hills and plenty of down hills. I did not see another person on the trail. Had to dock 1 star for the large amount of horse droppings on the trail.

hiking
10 months ago

This is a favorite trail of local residents. It is relatively easy but offers nice views Easy to get to with a passenger car. Ample parking at the trailhead.

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