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Beautiful place to hike with kids. There are paved areas for people with strollers. Lots of people bring their dogs. The lake and little streams are nice. Lots of plants. Areas for kids to play. Very clean and well-kept. One down side--the parking lot is small so if you get there later than 10 on a weekend, parking might be hard to find.
I wasn't aware of the $6 park entry fee, however this hike was well worth the cost. I took my dog Grommet for an afternoon hike on a Sunday and we were practically the only ones out there. We took the Pipeline Canyon trail all the way down to the water. Needless to say, this trail is incredibly beautiful. Not only are there saguaro cactus growing all over the hillsides, but I was lucky enough to run into a falconer who was training his Harris Hawk. It completely made my day watching the hawk fly around the desert landscape, and ever so gracefully land on his master's perch.
Grommet and I enjoyed a game of swimming fetch at the end of Pipeline Canyon. The trail actually ended at that point because the bridge was out due to high water. On our way back to the car, we ended up taking Pipeline Canyon and turned right onto to Yavapai Point trail to make this a fantastic loop with mind-blowing beautiful views.
Epic and easy hike. 10 out of 10 would recommend.