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This trail was absolutely amazing! Drove straight from the airport to this trail! Extremely stunning views! Did not take long to complete.

hiking
9 days ago

Nice hike with great views of the lake.

hiking
10 days ago

Hiked this yesterday, Jan 9. Nice trail, fair amount of loose rock. Agree with previous reviews in that it's necessary to watch for cairns because the trail has not seen a lot of use, at least by humans. Plenty of evidence of burros. Fantastic saguaro forest - huge ones in the creek beds. Some hunting activities - shotgun for quail and archers are hunting javalina, but none once we were back on the trail a ways. The beauty of this trail is that after the first 200 yards you are totally alone in the desert. I am amazed how little traffic this area gets from hikers, but they may be discouraged by the usual excess of motorized nuisances. Intend to return and continue on to the mountain summit, but abundant water will be required. Anticipating a 6 to 7 hour hike on that one.

Beautiful views

hiking
26 days ago

Great hike on my own. Not many people on the trail. Up and down in just over an hour. Great view of the lake.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike. Easily done with a 10 year old. Love the views! Hiked on a Saturday, late morning. Few small groups but not overly packed. Would certainly do it again.

on Yavapai Point Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Nice hike. Great to do during December. Not many hikers. Cool breeze. Easy hike with beautiful vista of the lake. If your lucky you’ll see the wild burrows. Head to Dillons for BBQ after the hike. Note- your entrance fee does not get you into the entrance for the main marina, which is privately owned and not operated by Maricopa County Parks.

hiking
1 month ago

Excellent hike! The view at the top was well worth the short hike. Mostly flat, but there is a noticeable incline close to the top of mountain. A small bench is located on top so you can sit and enjoy the view for a moment. Not being a longtime local, it was good to see that much water again. Visited with some cool people, too. Also saw my 1st ever tarantula on the trail! Shout out to Rocky for giving me the courage to walk past it. I hiked this on 12/1 so it was perfect weather, but like most AZ trails, there’s not much shade. $7 to enter, I would hike this trail again.

First time on this trail. Wanted an easy to moderate workout. That’s what we got. Steep parts near the top but worth the climb. The view was fabulous!!!
Lots of sky activity today. Fighter jets and 4 planes practicing formations. Pretty cool.
Loved the greenery!! Will definitely do it again.

I loved this trail! The scenes were beautiful! This is a hike you will know you finished the next day! The desert was so green and beautiful. We saw plenty of wild Burro evidence and we saw a tarantula!

hiking
2 months ago

My friend and I went on this hike and it wasn’t difficult until right before the end then the hill gets a little steeper and the rocks get a little loser but in the end it’s definitely worth it! The view of lake pleasant is amazing!

2 months ago

This hike has a lot of nice views. Ample parking, super clean bathrooms. It's not well marked at first-had to use alltrails app to find the right trail as there are several trails that spider off of the beginning. You have to start out on Pipeline Trail and watch for sines to get into the Yavapai Point Trail. Lots of great looking cactus, trail is rocky but pretty easy to walk on-not too steep, very narrow in parts closer to the saddle. We went off trail in a few parts because I can't resist the urge to check out all peaks and saddles. There is a memorial.bench on the target saddle so you can rest and check out the views of the lake and all the mountains around it. The noise of speedboats was a turn off, but we saw a tarantula and about a dozen wild burros a couple of times (once was off trail), so animal sightings made up for the noise pollution. I'd do it again.

trail running
2 months ago

Very good workout for the legs. View from the top makes the struggle worth the effort !

Very enjoyable morning hike! Beautiful changing scenery that offers a great birds eye view of Lake Pleasant Regional Park. Pretty easy for regular hikers but perfect if you want to see the area, get some exercise and don’t have a lot of time.

My pup and I really enjoyed this trail. It took us about two hours round trip; very beautiful views from start to finish. Saw a couple people at the very top, but didnt cross anyone while actually hiking. Some rocky, narrow parts of the trail towards the top but we had no issue with it! We will definitely be going back! FYI there is a $7 cash only admittance fee into the state park.

This was a beautiful hike this morning! Great views of the desert or lake throughout the hike. The top is gorgeous! I think my kids would love this hike.

The trail does get more narrow and steep at the end which was hard for this pregnant body, but it’s worth it!

A day in the desert I’ll never forget. Great hike with out of this world views!! So beautiful, getting caught in the pouring rain didn’t even phase us!! It’s was magical!

on Walkin' Jim Trail

hiking
3 months ago

This definitely does deserve a hard rating just for the fact of finding the trail. Having the map was VERY helpful. Nice quite hike close to Peoria though.

Nice short hike, Gorgeous view clean bathrooms.

Amazing Hike with Amazing Views! Nice clean bathrooms with a tarantula visitor that got rescued from Parks and Recreation...so cool to see!!!

hiking
4 months ago

This trail is moderate in terms of effort, difficult in terms of route-finding. It's VERY easy to get off trail and begin wandering around. Adding to the challenge, there seem to be a few different ranch type properties scattered around in this backcountry, as evidenced by the livestock fencing and gates. Don't be surprised if you see packs of donkeys and horses roaming around.

hiking
6 months ago

Absolutely loved it!!!

Awesome trail. Great view of the lake.

hiking
9 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.

on Yavapai Point Trail

hiking
10 months ago

Awesome trail and the views of the lake are breathtaking.

hiking
10 months ago

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
10 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
11 months ago

Beautiful trail & easy

on Yavapai Point Trail

11 months ago

One of my faves.

hiking
11 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!

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