Goldwater Lakes Trail

EASY 47 reviews
#5 of 27 trails in

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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18 days ago

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18 days ago

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25 days ago

hiking
1 month 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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1 month ago

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

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

2 months ago

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2 months ago

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

hiking
3 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.

4 months ago

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4 months ago

4 months ago

Loved this trail! Started at White Spar campground and only went as far as the waterfall, but great little hike. There's a lot of water right now (mid-March)- it crossed the trail in 2 spots and I fell in crossing on a rotted-out log, lol, but it was fine.

8 months ago

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9 months ago

9 months ago

Great trail, view of the dam briefly but we didn't split off to go down the path that looked like it may have taken us closer. Went in October leaves were changing, scared a snake while walking and almost stepped on it. With leaves on the ground watch your step!

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10 months ago

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10 months ago

Trail was nice but we didn't know that it didn't go all the way around the lake. We got to the other side and it ended and had to make our way all the way back. Also there were a lot of small flying bugs so when hiking it was hard to not breathe some in.

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Nice short walk from trailhead to Goldwater Lake. it's a well marked trail.