Lynx Lake Loop Trail

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Lynx Lake Loop Trail is a 2.4 mile heavily trafficked loop 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 best used from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.4 miles
78 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running





wild flowers


21 days ago

very nice hike early in the Morning, great for beginners as the trail is easily traversed for majority of it. there was only a spot or two that was challenging due to having to scale some rocks. that is on the south east side of the lake. rest of the trail is great!
bring a trash bag and help keep the trail clean.

23 days ago

nice lake and trails but not for beginner bike riders. kid friendly for the walking trails. this actual trail is for hikers only.

1 month ago

Great trail, beautiful lake, great wildlife!

1 month ago

The lake was very busy since it was a Saturday and the weather was decent. Lot's of people on the trail, hiking/fishing. The whole loop took me just under an hour to finish, I stopped a few times to take some pics and enjoy the scenery. The water level was higher due to the wetter than normal monsoon season so you'll have to hike a bit further down on the North East side of the lake. The damn crossing has a alot of tree trunks and a light flow of water, just avoid the moss due to it being slippery and you'll be fine

1 month ago

very easy walk. the trail on the campground side of the lake is paved. the farside is dirt. the lake level is high right now, making crossing the creek at each end difficult. very crowded labor day weekend 2018

1 month ago

Great for us healthy seniors who like to keep the heart active.

1 month ago

love this trail. It's a nice area to step back into nature!

2 months ago

Very nice walk!

3 months ago

Had lunch at the Cafe today and then a leisurely walk around the lake. It was 94 degrees so it was a little hotter than usual, but it was just as beautiful as it always is. Love this hike every time

4 months ago

West half of the trail is paved - so easy for all ages. Bald eagles almost always on dead tree snags to the east and can be seen across the lake. Benches along trail on west side of lake. Lake is beautiful - picnic tables and bbq’s on south. Flush toilets on north side of lake. East side of trail is more rugged and rocky.

4 months ago

Great hike, easy and beautiful. Great weather and awesome place to beat the heat during June. Can easily go around the whole lake a couple of times if you want more excercise.

4 months ago

Great trails surrounding the lake. Was there yesterday and loved our visit there! Great photo opportunities when the Eagles roost. Perfect for kayaking and fishing.

5 months ago

Nice hike for beginners such as myself. Nice views all around the lake. However, the trail is not 2.4 miles. It is closer to 3 miles.

5 months ago

good for hiking beginners.

5 months ago

Beautiful sight!

6 months ago

I loved the trail itself. Lovely views and a nice hike that I'll do again. HOWEVER. The hike was made unenjoyable when the entire time the unpleasant thump of bass from music pumped out of the boat rental shack followed me. Even when far back in the various coves the banging followed.

7 months ago

Very pretty lake with mallard ducks and a few benches along one side of lake. We logged just under 3 miles around the lake, though. It’s not 2.4 mi.

7 months ago

Easy and pleasant hike/ walk.

8 months ago

This is a nice easy trail except for the Creek, which you have to cross to do both sides of the lake, and the spillway, at the other end, which is quite wet when the lake is full

8 months ago

Great for beginner hikers.

9 months ago

Great scenic loop around the lake!

11 months ago

Always a nice place to walk. The west side is a little easier so it is perfect for me to get my strength back after surgery. The leaves are starting to change color now. Beautiful colors and a beautiful little lake ❤️

11 months ago

I love this trail as a 5-mile trail run, I’ll just circle around twice. Great for my dog as he just jumps into the lake afterwards to cool off. When the lake is high, the loop is a little splashy near the dam, but it’s doable. It’s $5, but free on Wednesdays.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Great afternoon hike!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Great wooded trail bordering a quaint small lake very close to town. Lots of Sunday walkers, kayakers, and fishermen. There is a $5 day use fee so take some cash.

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Easy hike with beautiful views.

The only downside is the trail is very narrow. When I went I had to navigate around fishers along the side.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Great lake and some great views of the lake

Friday, September 15, 2017

a mix of trail, rock scrambling & paved walkway, lakeside & shaded

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

This is a very easy and beautiful lake to travel to. It has a very easy trail for families that strollers could maneuver on. Part of the trail is paved and the other side of the loop is dirt terrain with small hills but very easy. From the store area it may be hard to identify the trail that isn't paved but it does go through the the water passage area where the big wall is just keep going. Look for eagles nests along the trail!

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Always a great time walking around Lynx lake. The only downside was the biting bugs at dusk. Ugh

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