Flume Trail

EASY 19 reviews
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Flume Trail is a 2.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Prescott Valley, Arizona that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
396 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

waterfall

wildlife

hiking
28 days ago

hiking
28 days ago

We parked at Granite Rd, no fee and great access. Loved this trail, it's among boulders with some elevation and scrambling if you want to adventure off. Reaching the lake was spectacular, it's beautiful, clear and the surrounding rock formations creating a beautiful landscape. Pay close attention to the white dots to keep you on the trail. We ended up off the trail a number of times, which was fun in its own regard but added to the mileage. We would definitely do this hike again.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome leisurely hike! Beautiful wilderness featuring rock formations, grassy meadows, and plenty of canyon to explore if you're feeling adventurous. There is some rock stepping but nothing too difficult.

Took us a little while to find trailhead so here are some directions: easiest access for this hike is from Granite Dells road about a mile north of Watson Lake Park on I-89 you can turn right on Granite Dells Road and there is a small parking lot on your right to access the trailhead. You can access the trails from Watson Lake as well but it's $3 to park.

From where we parked up north of Granite Dells Road, there are multiple forks to explore the canyon but we stayed to the left, hugging the creek on our left all the way to the dam. Great place to crack a cold one or enjoy some lunch.

1 month ago

It was a good long hike... and the view at the end of the trail was worth it...
Fossil Creek is an amazing river.... so clear and refreshing....

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful scenery & definitely an easy hike. Although the actual trail heads were difficult to find. I just randomly started hiking on furthest west end of lake (near kayak dock) and hiked to the dam then looked back at map and appears I did this one. Had a great time ! Want to go back and do complete loop!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

This is the trail I always bring friends and out-of-town guests to. I take it to the Watson Lake dam rather then circumnavigating the lake. It's well shaded (when not on rocks), offers creek-side hiking, flat picnic areas, wooden bridges, and a rushing waterfall spilling over the dam (however, this is a seasonal waterfall). The trail is nice because most of it is a loop. I like taking the right fork on the way out and then coming back via the left fork. The right fork takes you up the rocks where you follow white spray-painted dots. This is the heart-pumping section of the trail. After descending near the dam, the cottonwood trees and reeds are so lush and beautiful, providing excellent shade. Return by following the creek, where you'll likely see ducks and hear bullfrogs. This is the flat-ish way back, so it's nice to do last. Excellent hike in summer and fall. The changing leaves in fall make it really special.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

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hiking
6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

This is a very beautiful hike. We did the entire loop. The area by the damn is so lush and green. Lots of fun photo opportunities along the way. Hopping over boulders.

hiking
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

backpacking
Monday, August 01, 2016

Sunday, June 21, 2015

I took this trail from the trail head to the dam/water fall. It is not actually two miles but 5 one way. it climbs quite steadily from the trail head for the first mile and a half but flattens out after that for the most part. It follows the side of the mountain well away from the water until the last two miles which follow the creek so bring lots of water. Once you're by the water it cools down immensely and makes the hot hike in well worth it. I did the hike as part of a backpacking trip, camping about a half mile past the dam taking one day to just spend it swimming in the crystal clear water. While the hike is hard it is definitely worth it!