Hike the Wild Burro Trail

Wild Burro Trail - Search Nearby - Added by Dan Deublein

See if you can spot wild burros along the shoreline of Lake Pleasant!

Hike along the shoreline of beautiful Lake Pleasant. This 4.0 mile out-and-back trail is worth its weight in beautiful views. The path is well maintained and perfect for beginner hikers who enjoy leisurely hikes while looking for wild burros. 

The Wild Burro trail starts with a small descent from across from Desert Tortoise Road. Hike 0.5 miles and you will come upon a small parking lot with restrooms available for use. Follow the signs behind the restrooms as your begin a short trek into a wash. 

The trail now starts to travel along the shoreline of beautiful Lake Pleasant. This is a good time to start looking for wild burros along the shoreline. At 2.2 miles, the trail starts up an embankment providing broader views of the lake. 

Please note that this is a park and an entrance fee is required.   


4 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

112 ft Gain




Fitness, Chillin, Fishing, Photography, Running, Hiking

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Picnic Area

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