Yavapai Point Trail
ElevationAscent: 361' 110 m
Descent: -36' -11 m
High: 2,135' 651 m
Low: 1,783' 543 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)
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“A moderate climb that rewards you with an amazing view of Lake Pleasant.”— John Parker
The park is open 24 hours. Trails are open from 6am to 8pm Sunday through Thursday, and from 6 a.m. through 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
As the lake becomes visible in the distance, the trail narrows and begins to ascend a steeper grade. Keep in mind there are a couple of “false summits” on this trail that can fool you into thinking you’re almost at the top, only to lead you on a switchback the other direction. If you continue all the way to the summit, there’s a bench for sitting and enjoying the amazing view of the lake. This is a great place to have a snack before heading back down the mountain.
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Land Manager: Maricopa County Parks