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Yavapai Point Trail - Lake Pleasant, AZ

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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 377 feet
Accumulated Gain 408 feet
Avg Time One Way 1 hour
Kokopelli Seeds 2.76
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Lake Pleasant Wander
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Pipeline Canyon Trail
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Author burntlizard
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Trips 219 map ( 933 miles )
Age 50 Male Gender
Location Phoenix, AZ
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Preferred   Feb, Jan, Dec, Mar → 7 AM
Seasons   Autumn to Spring
Sun  5:40am - 7:31pm
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Sweet view of Lake Pleasant
by burntlizard

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Yavapai Point Trail 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, completed in November of 2014 and added to the park's 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 from 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 Four Peaks, North Phoenix, and of course, all of Lake Pleasant. This short trail and hike are well worth the $$ you pay to enter the Park.

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2015-02-22 burntlizard
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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.

Permit $$
Maricopa Regional Parks - Fees more info

$7 per vehicle,$85 annual or trade your first born for the life pass

$2 walk, bike or horse ride into park

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Paved - Car Okay

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 the 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
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