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Salida Loop is a 5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Prescott, Arizona that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 5.0 miles Elevation Gain: 600 feet Route Type: Loop

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NOTE: Trail is closed around the lake for Bald Eagle Nesting from Dec. 1-June 30. This hike shares 2 miles of trail 95, and all its long views, with the Salida Gulch hike, but instead of starting at the Salida Gulch trailhead, start at the Highlands Center for Natural History, hike to the gulch along perennial Lynx Creek, and return past Lynx Lake.

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3 months ago

Trail is closed around the lake due to Bald Eagle Nesting, Dec 1-June 30th. Trail was moderately used and in good condition.

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7 months ago

Great hike perfect about of lake view mixed with some valleys views of the mountain and a creek awesome trail loop!

recorded Salida Loop

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9 months ago

Decent hike with J. Hilly!

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Thu May 02 2019

As of 2 May 2019, the 95 trail loop completely open. Not partially closed for Eagle Nesting. If want to actually hike in Salida Gulch and going clockwise then take 95 furthest east or take left when come to fork in path. Then can take 94 back to Lynx Lake. Pretty hike down in gulch then go up going to 94. The water spillway crossable with one inch ish of water. Recommend crossing slowly as cement can be slimy slippery. Lynx Lake Cafe great place for post hike lunch. If want to add on 2.5 miles then hike around lake

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Fri Dec 28 2018

This trail is not as recorded on this map. Follow at your own risk! Whatever loop we did end up taking(8.5 miles) was the most boring hike I have ever been on!

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Sun Jun 10 2018

We took the trail clockwise and the first mile was a bit confusing. Definitely keep your map open to be sure you’re staying on the correct trail. This particular trail is not marked on the map at the nature center or on any of the signs. You will however see many signs for other numbered trails. At one point you will be walking alongside a road, but after that it’s a very interesting hike with varying terrain. We say several deer along the way. No part of this trail was closed due to bald eagles nesting, but one of the areas behind the trail is closed Dec - July and would only affect you if you decided to hike a different connector trail. Also, the hike is closer to 6 miles, not 5. We enjoyed it and would do it again. We thought about starting/ending at another trailhead, but in the end liked finishing up at the nature center for the restrooms and shaded tables and chairs where we could rest up and have lunch before heading back to Phoenix. PS- the person who did this hike the day before and rated it 2 stars didn’t do this hike. Looks like she just hiked around the lake instead of doing the actual Salida Loop. Perhaps that led to her low rating.

Mon Jan 01 2018

This trail is closed from December 1st through March or July, (for Bald Eagle nesting) I forgot what the barricade said. It may be a great trail but it would be nice if they noted it was seasonal so people don’t plan on a trip out there and not be able to hike it.

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recorded Salida Loop

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