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Yavapai Point Trail - Lake Pleasant, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Phoenix > Phoenix NW
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Difficulty 3 of 5
Route Finding 5 of 5
Distance One Way 1.4 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,795 feet
Elevation Gain 399 feet
Avg Time One Way 1 hour
Kokopelli Seeds 2.73
Interest Peak
Backpack No
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Collective Slideshow
10  2018-11-01
Pipeline Canyon- Wild Burro-Yavapai Point
15  2018-10-13
Rainy day at Lake Pleasent
11  2018-04-23 RowdyandMe
14  2018-04-21
Lake Pleasant Wander
20  2018-03-03
Lake Pleasant & Frustum #19
10  2017-05-20 caragruey
14  2017-02-12
Pipeline Canyon Trail
1  2016-07-23 afrankie
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Preferred   Feb, Jan, Dec, Mar → 7 AM
Seasons   Autumn to Spring
Sun  7:25am - 5:21pm
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4 Alternative
Nearby Area Water
Cottonwood Trail - Lake Pleasant
Cottonwood Trail - Lake Pleasant
0.0 mi away
1.2 mi
93 ft
Cottonwood Creek - Hells Canyon Wilderness
Cottonwood Creek - Hells Canyon Wilderness
0.6 mi away
3.5 mi
500 ft
Peak 2191 - Hieroglyphic Mtns
Peak 2191 - Hieroglyphic Mtns
0.7 mi away
1.5 mi
364 ft
Peak 3465 - Hieroglyphic Mountains
Peak 3465 - Hieroglyphic Mountains
0.7 mi away
12.3 mi
2,409 ft
Walkin' Jim Trail at Cottonwood Creek
0.7 mi away
9.0 mi
500 ft
Pikes Peak - Hieroglyphic Mtns
0.7 mi away
11.6 mi
2,296 ft
Pipeline Canyon Trail
Pipeline Canyon Trail
1.4 mi away
3.9 mi
552 ft
Wild Burro Trail - Lake Pleasant
1.5 mi away
2.0 mi
110 ft
Little Jim Trail
1.9 mi away
0.9 mi
800 ft
Baldy Mountain - AKA Francis Rogers
Baldy Mountain - AKA Francis Rogers
2.3 mi away
3.3 mi
960 ft
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Sweet view of Lake Pleasant
by burntlizard

Likely In-Season!
The is one of the newest trails for the Maricopa County park system at Lake Pleasant. It is one of three new trails in the area. The trail was completed in November of 2014 and adds to the parks 8.3 mile trail system.

Once the well marked trail comes off the Pipeline Canyon trail it becomes moderate and narrow in spots, with some nice switchbacks. The view becomes better as you head up. Jojoba, Brittle brush and big Saguaro Cactus line the trail. You can hear Canyon Wrens, Curve-billed Thrashers and Black-throated Sparrows up to the top, where then a group of Cliff Swallows will greet you by swiftly flying over. By far, this trail offers the best views of Lake Pleasant and the surrounding area in a 360 degree perspective. To the West there are big views of Hell's Canyon, Baldy Mountain and Peak 3465. To the North you have the Bradshaw mountains and to the East you can see 4 peaks, North Phoenix and of course, all of Lake Pleasant. This quick trail and hike are well worth the $$ you pay to enter the Park.

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One-Way Notice
This hike is listed as One-Way.

When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
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.

Permit $$
Maricopa Regional Parks - Fees more info

$7 per vehicle or $85 annual

$2 walk, bike or horse ride into park

Map Drive
Paved - Car Okay

To hike
To hike
From Phoenix head north on I-17 to the Carefree Highway (SR74)
Go west 10.8 miles to Castle Hot Springs Road
Head north 2.1 miles to North Park Road
Go right into park and follow 3 miles to the southern trailhead (Pipeline Canyon trail)
Hike North on the Pipeline Canyon trail for approximately 1.66 miles and you will see the sign for Yavapai Point
page created by burntlizard on Feb 22 2015 1:08 pm
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