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I like this hike as it's shady the whole time and offers constant access to the lake. When I was there, there were nesting bald eagles in a tree, so the forest service blocked off that section. Great for kids, dogs, families, anybody. Periodic benches for relaxing, and well marked gravel path with variable grades.

hiking
21 hours ago

Beautiful and easy trail! Out and back is about six miles with ~thirteen creek crossings. I wore Chacos which I found rather convenient for all the creek/water action you'll experience on this trail. As the trail is so flat and relatively not rocky my sandals worked just fine. I also recommend continuing to hike past the end of the maintained trail--that's when the adventure really starts!

I started on a Friday at around 11am and experienced moderate traffic. Nothing too terrible, but start earlier if you can. Parking is $10 which I thought to be rather steep so I just parked down the road a little bit. Walking along this highway is not super ideal but there are multiple pull-offs for cars not too far from the trailhead and then you only have to pay $2 to walk in!

Great trail to get away from the crowds!

One of my favorites in Flagstaff. Beautiful forest with amazing views of the mountains.

hiking
1 day ago

Pleasant hike. Saw a big buck!

Beautiful scenery can't be enjoyed due to a poorly kept trail, requiring you to go off trail to make some decent progress even then the loop can't be finished realistically in one day due to the terrain. did 9 miles of this trail and had to turn around due to giant Boulder and fallen trees in the way making it difficult to keep a constant speed.

First mile is lovely but pretty barren after that due to a previous forest fire. I'd skip
It if you had only one day to hike in Prescott

Beautiful views. Hike is quite strenuous on the way up due to the heat

Great hike...make sure to climb the tower

I hiked this in April of 2015. It's steep the whole way with a few good views before reaching the top. Much of the trees on surrounding hills were burned from the Schultz fire several years ago (I think 2010). I was not dressed for a hot day, so was fairly miserable in long pants. Other than that, it was a good hike. It doesn't beat the views from Humphreys but it's still quite euphoric to reach the summit and stand on the old helicopter pad, looking out on the green hills and valleys below. Bring plenty of water! And be prepared to sweat.

So far this is my favorite trail in Sedona. Everything about it is beautiful!!! Go early, park by the Mescal Trail Parking and enjoy the hike. Mostly flat terrain, very little elevation along the trail. The bridge itself is not as scary as it looks. It's a wide path so definitely easy for those with fear of heights like myself. Will definitely do it again. make sure your camera is ready!!!

When they say it's hard, they mean it's HARD. A friend and i were mentally willing ourselves to make it to the summit

walking
1 day ago

We walked here in mid-August, 2017 during the Monsoon season. The trail was teeming with flowers; and there were quite a few mushrooms to be seen. It was a nice walk in the woods. And the box canyon called Keyhole Sink is pretty cool. Look for the reasonably numerous hieroglyphs. And, perhaps, sit by the little pond and see what critters show up. We felt that this trail is a little known gem -- particularly if you are really not in shape for a "real" hike.

on Buffalo Park Trail

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hiking
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