Explore the best 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.

19 hours ago

Love this trail. “Follow the dots and have fun”... priceless! Be sure to bring plenty of water as a lot of the trail is over exposed granite and in full sun. You’ll see lots of hikers, bikers on the Peavine section, and possibly rock climbers. Don’t hike this trail at dawn or dusk as the bugs will make you wish you didn’t have a face. Bald eagles nest here in the fall/winter and you’ll see them fishing over the lake if you keep an eye out!

on Lynx Lake Loop Trail

19 hours ago

I love this trail as a 5-mile trail run, I’ll just circle around twice. Great for my dog as he just jumps into the lake afterwards to cool off. When the lake is high, the loop is a little splashy near the dam, but it’s doable. It’s $5, but free on Wednesdays.

awesome!

hiking
3 days ago

This is one of my favorite hikes! I wouldn't follow the map here! It's only 2.5 out and back. At the end you are rewarded with beautiful views of Four Peaks. The elevation gain is only a couple hundred feet. Don't take all of the spurs to the water's edge. There isn't a lot of shade so wear a hat and bring more water than you think you need. There isn't water at the trailhead.

Great afternoon hike!

hiking
4 days ago

hiking
4 days ago

on Water Ranch Trail

walking
4 days ago

Nice walk. Lots of critters. Nothing too exciting.

hiking
4 days ago

scenic driving
5 days ago

Great wooded trail bordering a quaint small lake very close to town. Lots of Sunday walkers, kayakers, and fishermen. There is a $5 day use fee so take some cash.

hiking
5 days ago

On the NPS hike guide, it is actually called "Hanging Garden" trail. This 1.2 mile trail is flat, with the exception of a mild climb towards the actual garden. The garden is neat to see, but nothing crazy. Our dog enjoyed the trail too.