Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Lake Pleasant Day Hike
when Saturday, February 9, 2019
where Lake Pleasant Regional Park
the hike     I have not hiked this trail since the floating bridge floated away, but the bridge has been repaired, and we can always walk through the wash. So let’s give it a go.
    We’ll start from the Pipeline Canyon Day Use Area and Trailhead. About 1.4 miles along the trail, take a spur to the Yavapai Point trail and climb 0.9 miles to a gorgeous vantage point. From up here we’ll have a truly beautiful view of Lake Pleasant and surrounding mountains.
    It is a bit of a climb, but worth the effort. Then come back down and continue on the Yavapai Point trail to the Cottonwood Day Use and Trailhead. At this point we can decide if we want to extend the hike to 8.1 miles by taking the Cottonwood Trail (this will add 2.4 miles), or just have a snack and return.
Required:
•  Sturdy hiking boots
•  At least 3 liters of water
•  Rain poncho
•  Hat, sunblock, sunglasses
Recommended:
•  Lunch or snacks
•  Camera
distance 5.7 miles or 8.1 miles (if we add the Cottonwood Trail)
time 4 hours
type in and out
starting at Pipeline Canyon Trailhead
on trail 100% — Pipeline Canyon, Yavapai Point, Cottonwood Trails
rating "C"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs allowed no
cost Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
There is a $6 Lake Pleasant Park entrance fee payable per car.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
weather Lake Pleasant Regional Park
meet 8:30 AM at the Pipeline Trailhead, or 8:00 AM at MacDonalds at I-17 and Carefree for carpooling. We will leave the MacDonalds promptly at 8:10 AM. Let me know where you plan to meet us.
drive
For those meeting at the Pipeline Trailhead:
•  From central Phoenix, take I-17 north to Carefree Highway (SR 74).
Exit Carefree Highway and travel west 15 miles to Castle Hot Spring Road.
Travel north to Lake Pleasant Regional Park entrance.
Pay the park entrance fee and continue driving on North Park Rd to the Pipeline Day Use and Trailhead.
Water and restrooms are available at both the Pipeline Canyon trailhead and the Cottonwood Trailhead.

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