Explore the most popular walking trails near Mesa with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Great Hike! Went with my boyfriend & our puppy. We didn’t bring cash for parking so we had to walk and extra .5 miles to get to the trail. We went end of September as the leaves were changing and it was gorgeous!!

Have hiked this a few times and have enjoyed myself every time!! The lake is down this year, but remains breathtakingly beautiful!!

Great trail, moderately steep in a few parts but nothing too difficult. Good for new hikers and kids too!

Beautiful hike! The lake wasn’t the best for fishing, but the hike was amazing!

Extremely easy walk.
Bring your bug spray and sunscreen.

Very easy walk.
Beautiful scenery.
Be ready for LOTS of bugs during the summer.

Great Trail! Aspens are just starting to turn yellow. Only saw probably 10 people. Virtually zero mosquitoes for us. Gorgeous views. Trail head was easy to access. Took us about 1h45m with stopping and having a snack at Lost Lake. Highly recommend

This makes for a lovely walk on snowshoes. You can rent them from the lodge, if they are open. It's super quiet in the winter, for the most part.

My kids 7-16 and I hiked this trail about 3 weeks ago. The trail was great but the mosquitoes almost carried us away!

Easy to follow trail to a beautiful destination.

Phenomenal discoveries around every bend.

Nice little hike. The mosquitos were out in full force though. Waded into the lake at the end to cool off a bit. We ended parking near the shoreline trail because parking wasn’t clear for this trail, then walked over to meet up with Lost Lake trail. Overall enjoyable!

3 months ago

Beautiful short hike. Bug spray is highly recommended.

Loved this hike! We missed the turn off to go up to lost lake and ended up walking the perimeter of south Mesa lake before we realized. Also beautiful! We eventually walked back and found the correct trail to get up there. Was pretty easy. Has a few places to stop off to rest on the way up. We went last September and the trees were all yellow! Definitely recommend around that time.

3 months ago

Had a great day today on the Mesa

Easy trail with more than a few mosquitoes but it got better as the trail went on. very nice views of the lake. there were some trees down on the trail .


Fun little trail, good for taking friends from out of state that aren't ready for the harder trails. Beautiful photo opportunities. We went around the very end of March and the wild horses weren't only beautiful but ready to foal soon by the looks of it.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Just a breathtaking, peaceful hike. Very little traffic. Bring your fishing pole cause the trout are jumping.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Pretty, but it shouldn't be rated as moderate. Very easy.

on Main Canyon Trail

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Trails were not marked well.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Super easy and fun hike. I was in the shade the whole time, it's not to steep. It's great for kids and dogs, and if you feel like bringing a fishing rod I saw some jumping around.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Nice hike. Great scenery and nice views of the lake. Bring bug spray!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Beautiful and easy.

Excellent hike.

Easy walking trail; but lots of mosquitoes this time of year. As long as we were in the sun they were tolerable. I suggest walking at a quick pace or light jog while in the shaded areas. They didn't seem to be impressed with bug spray. Other than that, it was a beautiful scenic walk! And skinny dipping in the Lost Lake was worth it!

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Awesome snow shoe in. It was awesome. Loved it. So beautiful.

Friday, August 14, 2015

A great, moderate day hike. Great views and wildlife. One of our favorite trails when we just need a quick getaway!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Very pretty if you're in to high desert scenery. Pretty standard hike, just make sure you take your bearings as it's easy to get on the wrong trail since all the horse trails careen around all over the place. It's a nice spot to see some horses in the spring, or to just get out and about. Elevation gain is minimal, so it's definitely something that would work for anyone.

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