Lower Salt River Nature Trail

EASY 114 reviews

Lower Salt River Nature Trail is a 2.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Mesa, Arizona that features a river 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
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
49 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

fly fishing

hiking

road biking

walking

horseback riding

beach

forest

river

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
13 days ago

Perfect hike to do with the wife / kids/ Dog whatever you want stay on trail or be a trail blazer great views love this trail

hiking
17 days ago

Some nice scenery but mostly walking on loose sand which is akward.

hiking
23 days ago

This trail was kid friendly and we saw wild horses which was pretty neat. There is however, a lot of horse poop and we also saw a lot of garbage unfortunately. Overall, I would do this hike again with my kids though. It’s very beautiful. When I went it wasn’t too busy. We went around 1pm.

hiking
1 month ago

horse poop everywhere and so much traffic the trail has turned into power. I did this Trail less than 6 months ago and it was in way better shape. I wouldn't drive across town for this hike but if you're close it's nice to see and hear the river.

1 month ago

Great for a trail run.

1 month ago

Nice trail well marked, relatively flat, opportunities to see wildlife and nice view of Red Mountain.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice hike for a relaxing Monday afternoon

hiking
3 months ago

Easy trail. Beautiful scenery, nice to see it growing back since the fire. Watch for rattle snakes, we found a 3 foot rattler sunning on the trail; we named it Gary.

6 months ago

Great hiking and beautiful river to cool off in. Tons of lizards!

6 months ago

Super pretty trail and more green than what you'd normally find in Arizona. The trails weren't marked very well but it wasn't too hard to figure it out & it was pretty fun to make our own path for some of it. Not hard at all and super family friendly

hiking
6 months ago

The trails are not marked well. Our visit was cut short with a big ole rattler in an over grown bush next to the trail. To bad the trail couldn't be kept up better and marked clearly.

hiking
7 months ago

had a great day on the l9wer salt got to take a really cool photo of a Cooper hawk

7 months ago

I agree it went away from river. We also came across a rattlesnake. Trail is not wide enough and had overgrown grass very close to the trail. After seeing the snake come out of the grass we decided to turn around.

hiking
8 months ago

The trail is not very well marked. Not near the river at all, in fact it leads away from the river. Some forks seemed confusing. We ran into a grumpy rattle snake who was ready for a fight. You can however access the river from the parking lot, which was a nice view. And we did see three wild horses walking by the river.

8 months ago

Walked this trail yesterday. Beautiful, green, easy loop. But beware, we encountered 2 rattlesnakes on the trail. One was really grumpy; coiled up and ready to strike.

8 months ago

The trail was very overgrown. It wasn't close to the river, and the trail wasn't clearly marked for the first half. We didn't see any wild horses. That being said, the trees were very pretty.

hiking
8 months ago

It wasn't very close to the river at all, and you couldn't see it for most of the trail.

8 months ago

Too over grown, there is a bee hive somewhere close because there was bees everywhere. Very flat if you like that

hiking
9 months ago

Very easy trail. Not a lot of foot traffic.

9 months ago

Reviews mentioned a lot of trash so we brought bags, were pleasantly surprised with the lack- we only managed to find a bit. Easy stroll, not completely accessible, but the trail itself is do-able if you have big wheels and strong muscles.

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