Hiking The Willow Springs Lake Loop

The 36th most popular hiking trail in Arizona.

West of Heber in the Rim Lakes Recreation Area, the Willow Springs Lake route is a six mile loop through scenic ponderosa forest.

To reach the hiking trailhead from Heber, head west on SR260 for 16.7 miles. Turn right on FS149. The trailhead is located 0.5 miles on the left.

The trail starts across the road. The route is blazed with blue diamonds. The trail is quite rocky.

Overall, Willow Springs Lake Loop is the 36th most popular hiking trail of all 49 hikes in Arizona.

Willow Springs Lake Loop in Apache NF (AZ/US)

Willow Springs Lake Loop in Apache NF (AZ/US)

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Local Contact(s):  ASNF (928) 333-4301; Arizona Tourism (866) 275-5816.

Recommended Book:  "Arizona Hiking Guide" from Robert Stieve

Best Season:  May - Oct

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Base Camp:  NFS Willow Springs Lake CG; NFS Sinkhole CG

Luxury Loding:  Merritt Lodge, Payson (800) 414-9880

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.usda.gov/asnf/

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  7/26/2016

ID:  15264

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