Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Woods Canyon Lake Day Hike
when Saturday, July 14, 2018
  Trip Report : August 10, 2013
where Mogollon Rim
the hike Come and explore with us on an easy loop hike around Woods Canyon Lake! We will take the trail from the parking lot and go around the lake counterclockwise. Since it’s a relatively short hike, we can take our time and stop to enjoy the views of the lake. Hopefully we could spy some wildlife, mostly waterfowl, and maybe catch a glimpse of bald eagles nesting next to the shoreline.
Required:
•  Sturdy hiking boots
•  At least 3 liters of water
•  Rain poncho
•  Hat, sunblock, sunglasses
Recommended:
•  Lunch or snacks
•  Binoculars
•  Camera
distance 5 miles
time 3-4 hours hours with stops to enjoy the lake
EC +-100' elevation change
elevations 7,500' at the trailhead
type loop
starting at
Woods Canyon Lake Trailhead 34° 20.037' N,  110° 56.646' W  [NAD27]
on trail 100% — Woods Canyon Lake Trail
rating "C"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs allowed no
cost Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
weather Heber
leader    You must email the leader to confirm.
meet 6:30 AM in the parking lot of Target Center on the south side of Shea Blvd., about a mile west of Highway 87 (Beeline). For those leaving their cars behind, please park up against the northernmost curb facing Shea Blvd. opposite the Target store.
drive
•  Take the Beeline Highway (Arizona 87) north to Payson.
From Payson drive east on State Route 260 past Kohls Ranch to where the road tops out on the Mogollon Rim.
Turn left onto Forest Road 300 and follow the signs for 5 miles to Woods Canyon Lake.
Park in the lot adjacent to the general store and the boat landing.

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