Lynx Lake Recreation Loop Trail #311, AZPrint Full | Basic
Description 66 Triplogs 2 Topics
RatedFavorite   Wish List Region
 Prescott - South
Difficulty 1    Route Finding
Distance Round Trip 2 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,560 feet
Elevation Gain -20 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 1 hour
Kokopelli Seeds 2.1
Course Loop Hike
Author joe bartels
Descriptions 198
Routes 568
Photos 8,201
Trips 2,494 map ( 13,047 miles )
Age 45
Location Phoenix, AZ
Rated Viewed All Mine Friends
29  2014-10-27
Homestead Trail #305
30  2014-10-27 kingsnake
16  2014-06-14
Goldwater - Lynx Lakes Lo
The Eagle
5  2014-01-18 burntlizard
17  2010-09-25 cabel
3  2010-05-20 Preston
6  2006-08-19 shmaney
5  2004-08-15 Abe
8  2004-01-11 Abe
3  2000-06-14 joe bartels
Trailhead Forecast
Historical Weather
Forest Prescott
Backpack - TBD
Seasons - Spring to Autumn
Official Route
Alternative Routes
Nearby Hikes Area Water Sources
direct air miles away to trailhead
0.0  Salida Gulch - Long Loop
0.1  Johns Tank Trail #94
0.2  Highlands Trail #442
0.3  Seven Mile Gulch Trail #9854
0.4  Lynx Lake Campground
0.6  Hilltop Trail #312
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Busy summer lake
by joe bartels

Mobile Version
Step out on this trail in June as I did and summer welcomes you. From the parking loop pay your dues and head on over towards the lake lookout. The trail takes off from the right and goes down immediately.

You can follow the trail in either direction. The trail is not clearly marked, there could be better signs and trail maintenance. Not to worry it's no big deal you will get around with no problem. Along the south side of the lake is a boat ramp. Camping sites with several trails working down to the lake are along the west side of the lake. On this day the lake was packed with the loudest idiots Arizona had to offer. It was kind of funny really but anything but peaceful. Canoes and paddle boats filled the lake like a movie. Several good spots along the east shore were tempting to sit down and relax. Maybe to read a book or just watch the lake action. As a plane zoomed above I could only wonder if Patrick Swayze was enjoying a cold one in the pilot seat.


Directions Preferred Months May Jun Sep Oct
Water / Source:Lake, but I
Preferred Start10 AM Cell Phone Signal~Light Sunrise7:30am Sunset5:21pm
Road / VehiclePaved - Car Okay
Fees / Permit

Prescott National Forest Pass
Only trailheads with six "amenities" have fees. Amenities are picnic tables, trash, toilet, parking, interpretive signing and security.

Print Version
To Lynx Lake Trailhead
From Phoenix take I-17 north to Cortes Junction. Take SR 69 west towards Prescott. Pass through Prescott Valley and hang a left on Walker Road. Follow Walker Road about 2 miles to the Lynx Lake north shore turnoff to your left. Pass the Marina General Store to the parking loop ahead.
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WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.
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