• Activities:

    Hiking

  • Skill Level:

    Intermediate

  • Season:

    Summer, Autumn, Winter

  • Trail Type:

    Out-and-Back

  • RT Distance:

    4 Miles

  • Elevation Gain:

    -220 Feet

Bathrooms
Beach
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Lake
Picnic Area
Wildflowers
Swimming Hole

The views at Lake Plesant are spectacular. And the native plants aren't too shabby either. (Note I love succulents.)This is a great hike for outdoor adventurers young and old. We had three generations on our hike and everyone enjoyed the rolling hills and beautiful vistas.

Starting at a little below 2,000 feet this hike takes about two hours out and back over a two-mile stretch. There is a parking lot with bathrooms at either end.

For those with small members of your hiking party and two vehicles you could easily leave a car at either end of the trail. There are also lots of options to extend the hike and take add a more strenous extension.

Pack List

Remember your sunscreen and water as it is HOT even in Feubary!

  • Sturdy shoes
  • Water
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
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Amazing views.

5 months ago
5 months ago

This is a great hike but the bridge across the water was washed away last summer and hasn't been reconstructed yet. It is still about a mile to the bridge and there are other trails all around it. Definitely worth the view from February to April when everything is blooming and the lake is full!

9 months ago
9 months ago

One of the gems of Lake Pleasant Regional Park with a nice single track trail that even crosses OVER the lake! Also check out Yavapai Point!

almost 2 years ago
almost 2 years ago

Jo Stein

Jo Stein is a weekend outdoor adventurer and avid world traveler. She is from New Mexico but lives in San Francisco with her husband Dan and their two dogs. She has two outdoor side- hustles Campeats.com and Essentialexplorer.com.

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