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Lake View Trail #132, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Flagstaff > Flagstaff SE
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Difficulty 2 of 5
Distance One Way 2 miles
Trailhead Elevation 7,232 feet
Elevation Gain 200 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 2.67
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Mormon Lake - AZT #29
15  2008-08-31 juliachaos
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Preferred   May, Sep, Oct, Jun
Seasons   Spring to Autumn
Sun  6:15am - 6:22pm
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There's an excellent view of Mormon Lake and the forested volcanic hills that surround it waiting for you at a scenic overlook along this moderate, 2 mile hike. Lake View Trail climbs gradually, through a stand of ponderosa pines, to the top of a rugged rock outcrop that stands high above the surrounding countryside. This rocky promontory offers panoramic views of lake and meadow, forests and mountains.

Trailside log benches at the overlook make it a comfortable spot for a lunch with a view. While you're there, notice that this high cool place is home to a number of plants that we more readily associate with a desert environment. Tucked among the rocks at the overlook you'll find broadleaf yucca and a couple of different kinds of hedgehog cactus-watch where you step and especially where you sit.

From here you can continue on to trail's end at Winsor Tank. There you'll find aspen groves and a green mountain meadow that's a good place to happen upon elk or mule deer browsing in the open.

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    Lake View Trail #132
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    This trail begins just across from the host's campsite at Double Springs Campground. Probably one of the few spots in the area to get a nice, higher-up view of the lake. Most of the peaks on this side of the lake are tree covered but this trail takes you to some rare cliffs. Trail is easy to follow with a moderate grade near the end.
    Lake View Trail #132
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    I did this hike with Ma and Pa for Mother's day. (They are not avid hikers, or even regular-exercisers.) Despite my dad's relentless grumbling, we made it all the way to the top. :y:

    For your average hiker, this is a quick and easy hike with surprisingly good views from the top. In addition to a wide view of Mormon Lake to the east, there's a nice view over a cliff to the south.

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    Paved - Car Okay

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    Location: About 24 miles (45 minutes) southeast of Flagstaff, just north of Mormon Lake.

    Access: Drive south from Flagstaff 20 miles on Forest Highway 3 (Lake Mary Road) to the Forest road 90 intersection. Turn west on FR 90 and drive 4.6 miles to Double Springs Campground. The trailhead is at the south end of the campground. All roads are paved and open year-round.
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