Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Goldwater Lake Trail Day Hike
when August 19, 2023
  Trip Report : April 14, 2018
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  Trip Report : November 1, 2014
  Trip Report : August 31, 2013
where Prescott. For a map, see Trail Tracks, spring 2008, page 2.
the hike     Here’s another chance at that rare opportunity: lakeshore hiking in Arizona!
    This enjoyable trail follows a winding course from a trailhead near White Spar campground on Highway 89 south of Prescott, passes Bannon Creek and pond, runs along the Upper and Lower Goldwater lakes. After 4.6 miles reaches a turnaround point at Goldwater Lake Park, which has tables and restrooms. After a rest there we’ll then take the other side of Goldwater Lakes back to trailhead. We will do figure 8 loop
    The trail is mostly wooded with many ups and downs but no major climbs.
distance 9 - 10 miles round trip
time 4-5 hours plus travel time and lunch after the hike.
EC +-1750' elevation change
elevations 5,500' to 6,200'
type Out and back.
starting at
White Spar Campground 34° 30.550' N,  112° 28.548' W  [NAD27]
Goldwater Lake Park 34° 29' 46.4" N,  112° 26' 48.1" W
on trail 100% — Goldwater Lake Trail #396
rating "B"     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 Prescott
leader     You must email the leader to confirm. 
meet in
6:30 AM in the Macdonald’s parking lot on the northeast corner of I-17 & Carefree Highway. Park away from the restaurant.
1.  Take I-17 north 49 miles to Hwy 69.
2. Take Hwy 69 34 miles west into Prescott.
3. Once in town, turn left on Montezuma Street (Hwy 89, also Whiskey Row).
4. Continue south on Montezuma Street (Hwy 89) for 2.7 miles.
5. Pull into the day parking lot at White Spar Campground, which is located on the left (east) side of Hwy 89.

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