Explore the most popular lake 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.

hiking
14 hours ago

Great easy trail along the lake. Fantastic views. Bonus points since I got to see a bald eagle at the end of the trail.

hiking
20 hours ago

This trail was a lot of fun. Signage was great but at the same time you options. Cutting in an out of the loop to get closer to the lake. You can make the trail a bit more fun and windier if you always pick the path near the lake. Lots of good rocks to climb over. Except views. It’s longer than it seems for sure. So be prepared with food and water.

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

Awesome trail great view

off road driving
2 days ago

The views on this road are hard to compete with anywhere in AZ. The road is well maintained, moderately traveled and filled with so many variations of scenery, its awesome. You can travel this in a car easily and the windy sections are quite fun.

Great Hike Great Views

We did a short thru hike from the Peralta Trailhead to Dutchman Trail to Boulder Canyon Trailhead. We camped at Second Water Spring and continued on to Canyon Lake (17 miles total) the next day.
We hiked for 9 miles from Fremont Saddle with no water in sight until we reached Second Water Spring (fortunately we had decided to carry 5 liters each, so we had enough for a late November hike), we refilled our water containers before breaking camp. We, again, didn't find any water until we arrived at Canyon Lake. Boulder Canyon is a great trail, but many sections are definitely difficult due to the terrain, incredibly tight, undermanaged trails and you need to have hawkeye vision to find all the cairns when crisscrossing the streambed to make sure you stay on trail.
The views are terrific whether you are up high or are walking along the canyon floor.

hiking
5 days ago

Relaxed hike with a nice sunset view at the peak. Some of the hikers didn’t even have water. It’s that easy.

My favorite place to walk my dog when I’m in a pinch. Great little trails with water and always something to see. Lots of wildlife. Bunnies and birds galore. Watch for rattlesnakes. My kids love the play area.

hiking
6 days ago

Really beautiful trail and nice to walk around the water in Arizona. Not very difficult, brought my kids along.

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