Needle Rock Recreation Area is located 13 miles east-northeast of Scottsdale Arizona. The trailhead is car accessible. January and December are the best months to enjoy this hike. This hike involes off trail navigation. Review triplogs, photos and the route to understand the terrain before heading out.
Unique and highly scenic segment of the lower Verde River below Bartlett Lake. Needle Rock Recreation Area is a fee based day-use only site. Overnight camping it not permitted. Facilities consist of a general parking area, picnic areas with grills, trash service, and vault toilets. Recreation activities consist of riparian river hiking, swimming, fishing, and bird watching. This area is known for bald eagle and great blue heron nesting.
Fees: Tonto Pass
This hike is listed as One-Way.
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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.