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.

DISTANCE
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
78 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

rocky

hiking
9 days 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.

hiking
17 days ago

good for hiking beginners.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful sight!

1 month 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.

2 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.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy and pleasant hike/ walk.

hiking
3 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

hiking
3 months ago

Great for beginner hikers.

4 months ago

Great scenic loop around the lake!

6 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 ❤️

7 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.

7 months ago

Great afternoon hike!

7 months ago

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.

7 months ago

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.

hiking
8 months ago

Great lake and some great views of the lake

hiking
8 months ago

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

8 months ago

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!

8 months ago

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

8 months ago

Nice easy hike with lots of shade and places to pull over. Doggie friendly.

hiking
9 months ago

I like this hike as it's shady the whole time and offers constant access to the lake. When I was there, there were nesting bald eagles in a tree, so the forest service blocked off that section. Great for kids, dogs, families, anybody. Periodic benches for relaxing, and well marked gravel path with variable grades.

camping
9 months ago

Nice place to camp, and not too far from out of town to get supplies

walking
9 months ago

very peaceful

10 months ago

LOVED THIS TRAIL! So beautiful and great for beginners.

11 months ago

This trail is always a good time! Easy enough for my toddler and teva sandals! It is also beautifully maintained.

hiking
11 months ago

A very easy kid and dog friendly hike if you want to enjoy a nice leisure walk. We went during the month of may with plenty of shady areas.

hiking
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Really enjoyed this trail. Beautiful cool spring day after light rain. Look forward to 311 open after Eagle nesting season to complete route around east side. West side with paved hard surface is quiet easy hike with scenic views if lake and pines.

Monday, May 08, 2017

Beautiful !!!!

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Easy hike on a beautiful day. Not difficult at all with the west side paved.

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Easy hike on a beautiful day. Not difficult at all with the west side paved.

hiking
Monday, May 01, 2017

The lake is completely full so the trail has changed to skirt the water on the east side. Real nice hike.

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