Good little trail with great views of Mormon Lake. More exposure near the vista at the top, but shade mostly the entire trail in the tall stands of ponderosa. The first part of the trail you will pass over the Double Springs for which the campground derives its name from. The water was crystal clear in the springs. The Lake View trail connects with the Arizona Trail so you may see some hikers as I did along this portion of the hike, but after about a half mile or so you stay on the Lake View trail and you will hardly see anyone. Great weather, about 30 degrees colder than PHX.
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.
Fun little nature hike. Hope to see water in that lake soon!
average hiking speed 2.04 mph
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