SARA (Special Activities and Recreation Area) Trail

MODERATE 7 reviews
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SARA (Special Activities and Recreation Area) Trail is a 5.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Havasu Palms, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, rock climbing, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
505 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

beach

cave

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

It is easy to miss the parking lot, which fits only about 10 cars. There is an information sign at the start showing many different trails marked with colored posts.

hiking
3 days ago

A pretty easy slot canyon. I left my big dog at home and just brought the little dog who's pick-up-able which happened a few times and then for the whole last mile plus on the return trip because he sliced a pad somehow and was limping. The extra 25lbs was a killer in the wash but worth it to not have to watch him limp. But beware although doable with a dog (know your dog's abilities) it's hard on the paws. Insert all the usual cautions about desert hiking here, bring more water than you think you need etc. Views at the end are lovely, I had no idea a river could be that blue. Thank you to whoever set up the rope line. Easy to get up and down with that in place.

4 months ago

5 months ago

Cool hike. People have set up a ladder and rope to go up and down through a canyon.

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