Browse our list of Lake Havasu hiking trails developed by Steve Eskenazi.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Enjoy a snack on a picnic table at the top of Lizard Peak with a 360° panoramic view of the Lake Havasu area. Look for the 80-foot-long lizard geoglyph below, visible in part from satellites in space. This mountain is also known as "Picnic Table" or "Table Top."
Follow a wide wash down to Lake Havasu's Solitude Cove, where picnic tables and restrooms await you. Learn what peace and tranquility are all about.