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

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hiking
1 month ago

Absolutely loved it!!!

Awesome trail. Great view of the lake.

hiking
4 months ago

Gorgeous hike through canyons and along the lake ending with quite a view of Lake Pleasant. We finished the trail with an eight-year-old and a four-year-old and it wore them out. Highly recommended.

Awesome trail and the views of the lake are breathtaking.

Beautiful trail. Slightly confusing in the beginning, but once you get on the trail you will see the sign for Yavapai point.
Narrow towards the top, so be careful for oncoming hikers.

hiking
5 months ago

Took the turnoff to Little Jim. You really have to pay attention or you will lose the trail. It is marked with cairns but sometimes you just miss them! We logged 6 miles on map my walk. Saw a total of 4 people on a beautiful Saturday morning.

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful trail & easy

on Yavapai Point Trail

5 months ago

One of my faves.

hiking
6 months 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!

alot of flat wash tr3king. easy to miss grooved trails alot of animal views.

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.

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

camping
6 months ago

Beautiful view of the lake from the top!

hiking
7 months ago

We enjoyed the scenery as well as the trail.

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

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

hiking
7 months ago

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

hiking
7 months ago

This trail has lots to offer, nice views, lots of big Saguaros and wildlife in abundance. There are several springs and water seeps in the wash that attract wildlife and keep the area green even in the winter. The trail itself is not well defined or well marked, the first decision is which direction to do the loop. The fork to the left at north end of the the parking lot goes clockwise, the right fork goes counter clockwise across the wash. Hikers need to pay attention to the cairns, there are only two small signs, one at each end where the Big Jim Trail crosses the Walkin Jim trail, north and south (see map). We took the .4 mile Big Jim shortcut and logged 5.8 miles total for the round trip.

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

hiking
8 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.

hiking
8 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

hiking
10 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
11 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
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

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.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

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

on Yavapai Point Trail

Monday, May 08, 2017

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Great hike and the view is awsome

hiking
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Pretty nice trail if you are looking for solitude. Did not meet another soul during the entire hike. But the trail is barely visible at certain points and be sure to find the trail while crossing the many creeks, else you will get lost and would have to retrack your path. If you are a novice, download the GPX file and go.

Turned left at the fork and did the Little Jim trail - at the beginning this was okay, but in parts the grass was hip high and scratchy. Was rewarded with a beautiful view on the top of a small hillock. Also make sure to cover the ENTIRE BODY in clothing if you dont wanna be scratched silly. Saw plenty of wild burros and other wildlife like hares, etc. Fun, but just be mindful to keep track of the trail,

hiking
Monday, April 03, 2017

Great single track trail. Not very well traveled. Make sure to pay attention to the stacked rocks placed every so often on the trail or you might just find yourself off the trail real fast. First 4.6 miles is pretty a very nice hike. The back half of the loop is to be desired. Very rocky and a lot of dry creek bed crossings where trail can easily be lost. If I hike this trail again I will turn around at the 4.6 mile mark (the sign that say Walkin Jim and Big jim on it). Not that the back half is impossible to navigate just not worth the headache for me. Also the info indicates this sucker is 8.1 miles round trip. Not sure on their info cause I ended up with 10.1 miles round trip. Maybe taking the Lil Jim trail (which you hit at mile mark 3) this is the 8.1 mile distance. We did come across another sign with the same info (Walkin Jim and Lil Jim on the sign) on the back half of the hike so this kind of makes sense. But still no clear reason why our mileage was so much higher. With that being said it took us 4 1/2hrs to complete the 10.1 and that's was with a relatively in-experienced hiker. The views are b-e-a-utiful by the way!!

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