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It was really great experience!! Love it

Great trail, beautiful lake, great wildlife!

We were lucky because one of the men who made the trail was at the start. It’s a great hike and we were lucky because we made smart choices. I did use google maps which guided us in the right direction. We got to the top of Wolverton then heAded down on a road. At the bottom I saw a trail that headed us back in the right direction. So we took it. Fortunately it was a right choice. The last part was through forest and shaded which was nice. Followed a trail that took us out where we didn’t park but once again my gps took us to our car. 4.2 miles. A little hot on September 15. 2018.

We hiked up the rt side to the memorial for the Hotshots and back down the rt side of the trail. Fantastic hike !

off road driving
7 days ago

I came out here for Off-roading and it's fairly simple. I wouldn't recommend it for everyone because there is a few difficult areas. I did see 10 other dirt bikes and 5 hikers. It was a busy trail during the time I went.

This trail has some nice views from the top and a lot of wildflowers. Wouldn’t recommend this trail if it has been raining a lot, as you cross the creek several times. Depending on which direction you choose, the loop give two different incline intensities. If you go clockwise, you follow the creek for the majority of the first half with a gradual incline and a few bigger inclines. If you choose counterclockwise, you will experience a much more intense incline for the first half of the loop. We went clockwise and enjoyed a less intense hike!

Great trail for beginning incline practice

The lake was very busy since it was a Saturday and the weather was decent. Lot's of people on the trail, hiking/fishing. The whole loop took me just under an hour to finish, I stopped a few times to take some pics and enjoy the scenery. The water level was higher due to the wetter than normal monsoon season so you'll have to hike a bit further down on the North East side of the lake. The damn crossing has a alot of tree trunks and a light flow of water, just avoid the moss due to it being slippery and you'll be fine

The left side is paved all the way up, left side will get the heart pumping. Nice memorial for the hotshot team at the top. Didn’t see any animals but beautiful views at the top.

very easy walk. the trail on the campground side of the lake is paved. the farside is dirt. the lake level is high right now, making crossing the creek at each end difficult. very crowded labor day weekend 2018

Trail starts off through Lower Wolf Creek Campground. Holiday weekend, campground was pretty busy. Trail is more of a 4x4 road. Saw 4 people walking. Another 4 on horses. Dozens of ATVs and trucks (vehicles aren't allowed). Walk was a bit of a roller coaster, up and down, mostly shaded. With so much going on on the trail we didn't do the whole hike. We found a pretty spot off the trail by the creek. My husband set up the hammock and we ate lunch, toes in the creek. Was peaceful when there wasn't people going by on quads, rand rails and trucks. Took away from being in such a quiet place. We enjoyed our few hours there alone and packed up.

Great for us healthy seniors who like to keep the heart active.

Best views in town

24 days ago

This hike is awesome! It is not too extreme and also is a decent cardio workout. Beautiful after the rain, with great water fall at the end.

love this trail. It's a nice area to step back into nature!

1 month ago

mountain biking
1 month ago

Mtn biked. Great roller coaster style trail. i saw no one when i rode it. very peaceful.
Lots of shade.

1 month ago

$5 cash fee FYI...
Great views... came during Monsoon season and was to watch a storm roll in. On the hike wild boar and deer...
Challenging yet enjoyable!!

Nice easy trail for me and my older pup. The creek was a bit disappointing but the views were lovely anyway. The trail gets plenty of shade in the earlier hours, but gets a lot of sun in the afternoon. The directions were slightly misleading, you don't follow any side trails after the bridge, just follow the main trail around the lake and keep going straight after you pass the Lake. There is a small (3$) fee to park at the lake.

fun and somewhat challenging. well maintained trail!

The trail is impossible to follow unless you have gps guiding you. There are sooo many intersecting trails and this one is not marked at all! After 2 hours I was about half way through the trail but had to backtrack because I was running out of cell phone battery. Be prepared before hiking this one! Download gps, bring extra cell phone charger and extra water! I thought it was moderate to hard. I will do it again but will be better prepared! Recommend hiking shoes for sure! On the plus side, it had beautiful views and I only ran across 3 people during the 2 hours. :)

1 month ago

Nice, quick hike.

Very nice walk!

Stayed at Yavapai Campground and started trail from there. It was gorgeous and the fragrance of the pines was intoxicating. We only saw 1 other person on the entire 11 mile hike — perhaps because the temps got above 90. It was a bit eerie to walk through the portion where fire had burned several years ago. One thing to watch out for trail is not marked in certain areas, and you can very easily confuse a wash for portions of the trail. Luckily our GPS worked so we could access AllTrails map. I would love to come back in the springtime when everything is in bloom.

Great hike. Great workout. Great views from the lookout. Definitely steep and rocky the last mile so where boots if you have them.

1 month ago

I begin up the steep side to the left for cardio a workout.
Elevation is roughly 680.
40 minute loop.
Jog up the left and circle back down to the trail head, on the right.

If you have small children I strongly suggest you begin the path on the RIGHT SIDE at the trail head, as it is less of a physical challenge and easier hike.

Easy path to follow.
Snake sighting. Always wear proper hiking boots.
Memorial at the top of the mountain for the 19 HOT SHOTS.

This gentle grade trail goes through nice ponderosa forest, just west of town. There are many other trails that shoot off this road, some that drop down into the forest that offer more challenging single track for hiking as well as biking. We saw a large group of horseback riders in there this morning. Very pretty down in there.

2 months ago

New favorite!

Good workout. Went counterclock-wise to the right. Nice incline for cardio. Talked with a local hiker who told us the descent on the backside was steep and slick. We chose to return the same way as we went up.

I did this loop clockwise. The first 5ish miles were not my favorite. It was wide open and could see for a few miles, but overall I found it kind of boring. There were areas that you could still see the devastation from the fire which was sad and scary. The second half of the hike was much better and would do that again, I just don’t recommend the first half. My other hiking app logged this loop at 11.4 mi.

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