Explore the most popular hiking trails near Camp Verde with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

closed because of govt shutdown. looks like it would be a nice place to visit though.

Muddy in parts in early January, but worth it. Smells beautifully of juniper.

There are a couple places where the trail splits into two or three directions, and they aren't marked, so keep an eye on your GPS.

I would call this loop moderate, not easy.

Nice near town hike to a small flowing creek and waterfall. ribbon of life in the desert. Not sure if it's perennial or seasonal

It’s just a short path but it’s an amazing view! A cool piece of history.

One of my favorite az trails!

Very neat to see in person. Worth seeing.

Super easy & rewarding hike!

My 5 and 6 year old loved it. Short, easy hike to the waterfall. It was beautiful!

2 months ago

Trail is steep and hard. If you’re looking for a challenge and beautiful views, hike this trail.

For someone who loves to be outdoors and enjoys new trails! Took my 10year old and 4mos baby on this hike in the evening. Took us about 1hour and 40mins. The trail was easy to follow, the Views are beautiful, and it was very nice in the canyon area. Definitely would come back again.

Worst trail ever!

Great hike to take the dogs on. Trail was deserted with great views


Do not drive this road in rain unless you have 4WD. Listen to the ranger.

The first part of the trail is nothing to write home about, but definitely gets better as you near the top, interesting landscape and great views. We decided to do the whole loop but somewhere got off the trail and ended up on 545 instead of 504, crossed several washes but found our back to trailhead easily.
Definitely wouldn't recommend doing on hot day, and no matter when take water!!

We loved this hike. last minute planning so we were only able to get a parking permit at homestead. This meant 6.2 miles round trip to the waterfall. once we hit the waterfall trail head. it was a delightful hike with a rope swind and of course waterfall jump! the road to the parking wasnt horrible. it could he done carefully in a car up till the bridge parking lot. anything past that would need a 4wd.

A short, easy stroll to see the cliff dwelling and loop by the creek then back to the visitor center. Definitely worth the time to stop and check it out if you're in the area or passing through but probably not something I'd travel for on its own.

Really cool, fairly close-up view of the dwellings. It is $10.00 per person so depending on party size it might be more economical to just buy an annual National Parks Pass.

4 months ago

Great day trip. Hike is good for all ages. Bathrooms at every parking lot. Beautiful views!!! Who doesn’t love a short hike that leads to gorgeous waterfalls!?

Flat and very easy to see cliff dwellings.

Short trail around bottom of copper canyon. Lightly trafficked. Avoid in heat of the day.

08.08.18 Late review. Permit required. They have a list with names as long as you didnt purchase it the same day. Use a high clearance vehicle!! I do not recommend using a sedan, I rented a Nissan Rouge for this trip. Went last week during the rains / hail and hiked the entire trail. It was marvolus! Gorgeous fall after fall. Will definitely go again when it's not raining. Was afraid of flash flood.

Great for all ages, easy 1 mile hike if parked in the designated water parking lot. Must have and reserve pass ahead of time.

This place is amazing. The weather was perfect. My family of four went thru 6 water bottles and a bag full of snacks we drove up thru Payson, from fountain hills and it took us 3.5 hours to get to the parking lot. Here are some pointers for you. 1. get a permit 2. wear your suit 3. bring aqua socks 4. wear sunscreen 5. pack food(a meal and snacks) and water 6. plan for a whole day. We went on a Monday and it wasn't busy at all. The water holes along the way were great to hang at or cool off. We will go again.

Nice hike. Just the right amount of elevation gain. No water at the waterfall or in the washes even though it’s been raining daily here and up north. Views were nice.

Beautiful, clean hike. Definitely get your permit before you go.

Unbelievable how the castle was constructed. Also provides a fresh perspective on how good we have it with modern conveniences.

Beautiful trail and waterfall! Easy hike. Dirt road is 14 miles and takes at least an hour very bumpy recommend high clearance vehicle!

FYI: I was planning on hiking this trail over memorial weekend but just received an email that they are closing this area on Wed May 23, 2018 due to wild fires. Anyone who have bought a permit will be refunded. Will plan to go again when they reopen.

the hard part is the drive in, make sure you have no loose fillings in your mouth, it takes almost an hour to get in.
Although we went on a week day, the waterfall was very busy, so once we took some pictures we retreated back to the one of the many accessible natural pools we saw on the way. I just wish people were more considerate and stop littering such natural beauties with crap they no longe needed. SMOKING SHOULD ALSO BE BANNED!!!

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