Goldwater Lakes Trail

EASY 56 reviews
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Goldwater Lakes Trail is a 8.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Prescott, Arizona that features a lake 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
8.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1374 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

road biking

walking

horseback riding

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

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7 days ago

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8 days ago

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14 days ago

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28 days ago

This is a heavily used biking trail, but it's also a fun hiking trail. We stopped at about 2 miles at the second lake since it was fenced off and returned to the first lake to walk all the way around. This totaled about 5.5 miles with a lot of ups and downs aka a good glute/hamstring workout. You can also drive up to the lake, so be aware that it's not very secluded or private. That being said, there are lots of great benches for sitting and enjoying the view. The trail itself was well marked and maintained. We saw a variety of vegetation and the leaves were just starting to change colors in some places. I can imagine it'd be beautiful in about a month when the colors of the leaves reflect off the lake.

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1 month ago

Lot of opportunities to see wildlife and fish. Beautiful lake and great views once you get up a bit. Theres a really cool mini quarry

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1 month ago

A beautiful day here!

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

1 month ago

Had a great, easy walk. Beautiful weather and beautiful scenery as usual. One of my favorite places.

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

We went on a friday after hiking groom's creek, about 2:30. There were many people there. There was rentals on Canoes and Kayaks available. 20 for canoes = 1 hour 15 for kayaks = 1 hour. we jut he stuck around the lake parameter. The water is a cool green color. Overall, I didn't think the lake was huge but it would be fun with a kayak. Lots of people were fishing but you could still find some spots around the lake.
There was also a wedding starting up in main ramada.
I probably will not go back simply because I like a little more isolation and quite.
$3 dollars to get in.

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

Great trail! Not as lightly trafficked as thought, but still worth it. Perfect amount of sun and shade.

4 months ago

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5 months ago

Beautiful easy trail by a lake and through the pines of the forest!

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5 months ago

walking around Goldwater Lake is lovely, but the trail on the lake stops at the dam. there is an alternate path (the one on this so depicts) that does pass by the other lake, but you can't get down to it. there were more bikers than hikers, but everyone was very friendly. Lovely day for a hike.

6 months ago