Hassayampa River Trail

EASY 14 reviews

Hassayampa River Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Allah, Arizona that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
111 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
6 days ago

This is my second trip to the preserve this summer. Love the fact that there is shade everywhere courtesy of the many cottonwood, mesquite and willow trees that envelope you as you walk. The preserve contains several short trails that intersect and loop around. All are easy and well marked except for the Lyke's Lookout trail, which is moderate and takes you an elevation that overlooks the entire area. There were 2 problems with that trail. First, it is not marked and difficult to find the entrance. I was unable to find it, but fortunately a volunteer there steered me to the entrance. The second problem was that the plank crossing the river (more of a creek, actually) was washed away by recent monsoons and will not be replaced until monsoon season is over. So shoes got muddy getting to Lyke's Lookout. The place is surely serene, but did not see any wildlife although plenty of different bird calls were heard along the way.

6 months ago

It is very much for nature watching. Plenty of shade.

birding
8 months ago

Amazing place. Tons of educational parts, great for outdoorsy nature people or biology interests. Names of plants species and guided tours happen which make the place seem so much more interesting. A lot of wild life! And clear water. Nice little hike up a rock side with great view. Great for families and those would want to explore all trails for a little over 3 mile walk. Beautiful different little ecosystems.

8 months ago

Trees! Lots of trees enveloping you as you hike! : ) The area has a plethora of great wildlife to watch and Ranger Eric (staff included) is hospitable, easygoing, and informative. The trails are easy with the exception of Lykes Lookout which is slightly under 10 minutes of steep incline that leads to the summit where the view is wonderful! The area is peaceful and inviting. Check it out!

nature trips
8 months ago

This is the Hassayampa River Preserve and the trails are easy and the area beautiful. The hikes are rewarding. Bring binoculars for bird watching and spend time in the visitors center. The river is not deep or raging but the trickling and the various spots to sit among the trees listening to the birds is very tranquil

I had a nice solo morning adventure along three of the short trails: Palm Lake Loop, Lion, and Mesquite Meander. Very peaceful to watch the water babble and well shaded. There were families, friends, and couples also enjoying the trails. The visitor center includes information on the types of birds in the area. Cardinals are "early birds."

hiking
Thursday, June 01, 2017

not a bad little hike. hike through mesquite bush keeping you cool in the summer around the small lake/pond. end with the lions head trail and dip your get r into the cool stream. very refreshing. bring lots of water in the summer .

hiking
Thursday, January 26, 2017

This is actually the HASSAYAMPA RIVER PRESERVE. $6 per vehicle but very family friendly trails here. The paths around the preserve are so well kept and soft, your feet will thank you. I came here the day after an 8 mile hike and my feet felt great. Trail meanders along the river and takes you to a nice butte where you can get a good look around the area. Some cows and bulls grazing add some excitement along with an occassional sighting of a Javelina. The people at the preserve are very friendly and it's a quick trip from West side of Phoenix area.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017