Yavapai Point Trail

MODERATE 76 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.

3.1 miles
459 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


horseback riding

trail running




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

9 days ago

Beautiful trail & easy

10 days ago

One of my faves.

12 days ago

Great short hike. Amazing views. Agree that the trail gets more narrow the higher you get. Just be careful! Sad I didn’t see any of the wild burros too!

26 days ago

Starts off at cottonwood Ln. You must start at pipeline trail until you meet with Yavapai trail.
The trail is very rocky, and narrow so be prepared with some good shoes and be ready to make yourself super skinny when letting others pass and try not to fall on the cholla. There’s rarely any shade so bring lots of water!
The lake view is amazing once you get to the viewpoint. Overall we really enjoyed this hike!
People were complaining because it’s so narrow BUT do your research before heading out or just head out and make the best of it! :) no one likes whiney hikers ;)

The trailhead was at the Cottonwood picnic area. We decided to start at the Pipeline trailhead and took the “shortcut” to Yavapai Trail. For January, the Lake Pleasant water levels were obviously lower as seen on the shoreline rocks. The panoramic views were vast all around. From the summit we saw the narrow bridge on the Pipeline trail towards the marina. There were lots of Cholla along the narrow switchbacks, so be careful not to catch one of them on your pants. If the Cholla happens to hitch a ride, be prepared to remove it with nose pliers or a comb. This was a quick and easy hike.
Park fee at entrance. Nice restrooms at trailhead.

1 month ago

Great little warm up trail with some very nice views . Relaxing

1 month ago

Beautiful view of the lake from the top!

1 month ago

We enjoyed the scenery as well as the trail.

1 month ago

This was a nice hike, wide easy trail to start, it narrows about half way. Ends with a wonderful view of the lake

1 month ago

Amazing! Great views and nice workout! Do this hike.

1 month ago

Good hike for a family. We packed lunch to eat at the top.

2 months ago

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

3 months 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.

3 months 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

4 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.

5 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

7 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.

9 months ago

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

9 months ago

9 months ago

Great hike and the view is awsome

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