Explore the best dogs on leash trails in Arizona 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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2 days ago

hiking
2 days ago

Amazing hike. Visited through Strawberry. As previous reviewers note - it is all down, down, down to begin. Which, of course, means it is up, up up as you leave. Take your time, drink PLENTY OF WATER, and rest when needed and you'll be fine. Trail is well-signed. . . but somehow we missed the turn to the water!!! Accidentally hiked an extra 1.5 miles. Once you see the falls (there is a big info sign to your right), head down and left. Swim, sunbathe, relax. Pack out what you pack in!!!!! Not a lot of litter, but the few pieces we saw (including a large deflated raft) made us sad. I can't wait to return!

The views on this trail were amazing!

2 days ago

I am an avid hiker and I'm not a fan of this trail at all. We ended up hiking 13.5 miles, since we missed a turn off due to poor signage. So we ended up hiking a few more miles than the 8.9 we were expecting. There were great views as we started out to the left but then not much after that. It's not a tough trail just very boring and with not much to look at. If you're looking for a long nature walk this is the perfect trail for you!

It's a pretty easy hike and very cool to see wevers needle

hiking
2 days ago

Hiked this in late May and only made it a little over halfway - snow pack and our lack of crampons stopped us. The hiking was absolutely beautiful. Not really steep in the portions we did, just a steady climb. The biggest obstacles were the incredible number of deadfalls we had to go over, under, around, or on, and then the snow pack that increased as the elevation increased. We would recommend having a trail device, at least in the snow. Twice we lost the trail and the second time we spent a good half hour discovering we were off trail and working our way back. We'll be back to conquer this hike when the conditions permit!

hiking
2 days ago

I echo all of the comments about the trail quality - the last 1.25 miles are pretty interesting. When you are just about at the crack there is a Y in the trail. The right path goes down to the water and I believe the rest of the trail. If you're looking for seclusion and shade this is the place for you. The left trail brings you to the crack very shortly. What a blast! Rock ledges ranging from about 8 feet to 30+ feet, with water depth of 8 feet or more. We went in late May and the water was running well - not sure how it runs in late summer. All in all a pleasant hike with a great break in the middle. I rated it 5 stars because of the crack - the hike is maybe 3 to 4 stars.

Follow the signs to get to the trail head. Apparently they put a gated community in the way so following the gps won't help you. Great hike with lots of picture spots. The top is closed off right now due to Hawks nesting but still can get pretty close to top.

Beautiful scenery here. Narrow in some places especially as you've first starting out. Great scenery changes from narrow trails along the lake to treelined valleys that seem reminiscent of Lord of the Rings movies. Lots of ups and downs which is likely why the MEDIUM rating, but it's not too difficult. First trip here I brought my 50 lb shepherd and she did fine. Lots of spots to veer off the trail towards the lake for a swim along the way.

Very cool scene, very easy in/out hike that was very busy when I was there. It was windy so we all got a sand blasting.

My husband and I completed this trail today. We are both in good physical shape. 64 & 56 yrs of age. The scenery on this trail was amazing! The rock formations and views of the lake were fun and serene. It took us 3 hours. We definitely felt the stretch on our legs and ankles, the walking up down put some stress on our knees. It is a moderately difficult trail and this is probably as hard as our bodies could probably do. Good hiking shoes, lots of water really helped.

hiking
2 days ago

Be prepared to do a little climbing. But definitely worth it!