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Lake Havasu City: Best Hikes In Arizona

Lake Havasu City is home to some of the best hikes in Arizona. Whether you're looking for a leisurely stroll or the euphoria of climbing atop a red rock mountain against the backdrop of a dramatic Arizona sunset, Lake Havasu City has the hiking experience you're seeking. Below you'll find a database and search listing of the many hiking spots in and around Lake Havasu City. The listings offer valuable information regarding vehicle accessibility, aesthetic value, and average hiking time estimates. Come and discover why Lake Havasu is where hikers enjoy the best hikes in Arizona!

Browse our database of Lake Havasu hiking trails developed by one of Lake Havasu City's hiking heroes, Steve Eskenazi. Whether you're craving challenge, adventure, leisure or beauty, the best hikes in Arizona await you here in Lake Havasu City!

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Arch Rock Loop Trail

A natural arch, two scenic washes, open terrain hiking and a walk through the Crack in the Mountain (if desired) provide for a variety of desert scenery that is sure to increase your appreciation for the natural beauty of the area.

Details & Map
Distance
(Round Trip)
4.5 miles
Hiking
Time

3 hours
Time to
Trailhead

15 minutes
Vehicle
Required

Car
Aesthetic
Rating

***½

Chemehuevi Wash Trail

An easy, scenic hike through a short canyon and down a wide wash that ends at the lake with your choice of two BLM campsites--Bluebird Cove (on the right) or Wren Cove (on the left), each with picnic tables and restrooms.

Details & Map
Distance
(Round Trip)
4 miles
Hiking
Time

2 hours
Time to
Trailhead

15 minutes
Vehicle
Required

Car
Aesthetic
Rating

**

Crack in the Mountain Trail

This scenic trail passes through one of the most famous slot canyons on the Lower Colorado. It ends at a scenic cove on the lake beside Balance Rock, a huge rock mass precariously balanced atop a narrow column of stone. Bighorn sheep are often present.

Details & Map
Distance
(Round Trip)
5 miles
Hiking
Time

3 hours
Time to
Trailhead

15 minutes
Vehicle
Required

Car
Aesthetic
Rating

****

Crossman Peak Trail

The Crossman Peak Trail offers the highest point of elevation in the Lake Havasu area, 5103 ft. above sea level. Take in views over the Colorado River valley, the Hualapai Mountains to the east and Aquarius Mountains to the north.

Details & Map
Distance
(Round Trip)
6 miles
Hiking
Time

5 hours
Time to
Trailhead

60 minutes
Vehicle
Required

4-wheel
Aesthetic
Rating

***½

Cupcake Mountain Trail

This signature hike offers spectacular views from atop an iconic mountain that provides Lake Havasu's most famous natural photographic backdrop. The trail is for experienced hikers only! Groups of 10 or more require a permit from the Bureau of Land Management.

Details & Map
Distance
(Round Trip)
4.6 miles
Hiking
Time

5-6 hours
Time to
Trailhead

90 minutes
Vehicle
Required

4-wheel
Aesthetic
Rating

****

Dead Burro Canyon Trail

Dead Burro Canyon Trail is a loop hike for the adventurous around a mountain block through a deep scenic canyon in Havasu National Wildlife Refuge, a wilderness setting where very few trails exist. Look for wild burro and Bighorn sheep!

Details & Map
Distance
(Round Trip)
7.3 miles
Hiking
Time

4.5 hours
Time to
Trailhead

20 minutes
Vehicle
Required

Car
Aesthetic
Rating

****

Iron Door Mine Trail

A drive into the mountains above the city to Bison Falls with a hike up and into an abandoned mine of solid rock where the risk of collapse is virtually nonexistent. The engine block of a wrecked WWII B-25 may be seen off a steep, optional trail nearby.

Details & Map
Distance
(Round Trip)
5 miles
Hiking
Time

4 hours
Time to
Trailhead

50 minutes
Vehicle
Required

4-wheel
Aesthetic
Rating

***

Island Trail

The Island Trail is a paved asphalt loop around the interior of the Island. It offers unobstructed views of the surrounding mountains and a good exercise track for walkers, joggers and cyclists.

Details & Map
Distance
(Round Trip)
3.6 miles
Hiking
Time

1.5 hours
Time to
Trailhead

2 minutes
Vehicle
Required

No
Aesthetic
Rating

*

Keyhole Landing Trail

This partial loop trail makes its way down a narrow wash through a scenic red rock canyon and ends at a small isolated beach on the lake. The return along an old jeep road borders an abandoned manganese mining area.

Details & Map
Distance
(Round Trip)
7.2 miles
Hiking
Time

4 hours
Time to
Trailhead

15 minutes
Vehicle
Required

Car
Aesthetic
Rating

***

Lizard Peek Trail (Picnic Table Mountain Trail)

Enjoy a snack on a picnic table at the top of Lizard Peek trail with a 360° panoramic view of the Lake Havasu area from an elevation of 1,370 feet above sea level. Look for the 80-foot-long lizard geoglyph below on your way up.

Details & Map
Distance
(Round Trip)
4 miles
Hiking
Time

3 hours
Time to
Trailhead

15 minutes
Vehicle
Required

Car
Aesthetic
Rating

***

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