Yavapai Point Trail

MODERATE 45 reviews

Yavapai Point Trail is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Casa Rosa, Arizona that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and horses and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
459 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

horseback riding

lake

views

wildlife

Paved Parking and Bathrooms. $6 admission fee to get into the municipal park

1 day ago

Beautiful trail perfect for a family hike. But be sure to bring lots of water!

hiking
23 days ago

Overall nice easy trail. Bit busier. Took dogs - great for paws in comparison to some other trails - mostly dirt no rock issues. Lots of cholla in some areas, but luckily didn't see any on trail. Definitely would watch for them though. There's really no shade. Pretty view of the lake at the top with a bench. Cross your fingers bench isn't taken or you're probably standing since not a lot of places to sit. Didn't see drinking fountains, but really nice restroom at trailhead.

hiking
24 days ago

Very pretty but I would not personally recommend when it is hot out unless you take plenty of water. There is no shade and the trail is exposed the whole way. The view was well worth it and picture opportunities are there for the photo junkies. The turn off is only about a 1/4 mile from the pay booth on the right at Cottonwood day use area. There are toilets. The trail is not really hard, but the last 3/4 mile or so has steep sections and loose rocks. The trail is pretty narrow and there are a lot of cholla cactus so if you bring a dog bring a comb just in case. Overall a nice hike. It’s a good workout but not too strenuous

hiking
2 months ago

Steady hike with clear trail, view at the end is definitely worth it! Good family hike though a little ambitious for a 3 year old.

hiking
3 months ago

Didn't have to pay today. Labor Day. It was a pretty nice hike. Easy but perfect for a morning get away. Saw some donkeys about 7 of them. Got stung by a bee and my dog stepped in a cactus branch. Pretty good time overall

hiking
5 months ago

We did this hike in the morning before it got too hot and it was beautiful! Well worth it before a day spent down at the lake.

6 months ago

Great hike steady incline and a beautiful view over looking the lake at the top

7 months ago

7 months ago

Great hike and the view is awsome

8 months ago

Beautiful views & lots of wildflowers today. Just over 3 miles out and back.

hiking
8 months ago

Best viewpoint is at the end of this trail. You can see so much of the lake.
We came in time for the wildflower blooms. The smell of the blossoms was everywhere. It seems like a better option to pipeline canyon.
Check it out. Like all the returning hikers told us, the view is worth it!

hiking
9 months ago

With the wildflowers blooming and the water levels being so high, this hike was just stunning. The trail is in good shape, and the scenery varies, even for a short hike. When things are brown and dry, it will still be a nice trail, but right now it's gorgeous.

trail running
10 months ago

One of my most favorite and picturesque hikes of all in the valley. The combination of water, green desert and wild burros is magical for me.

hiking
10 months ago

Outstanding trail quality and quick ascent to the top of Yavapai Point. The cloudless, sunny day made for beautiful colors of the desert and the deep blue of the lake. I would recommend this trail to everyone as the combination of surrounding mountains, beautiful desert, and blue lake made for a very nice day. Lots of great photos taken today.

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