Lake View Trail

Flagstaff, Arizona

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This pleasant hike offers expansive views of Mormon Lake and the ponderosa pine forest. The Lake View Trail climbs gradually along a shallow drainage through pine-oak forest for about 1 mile, then switchbacks up a hill to the rim of a rock outcrop. It works along the outcrop for about 0.2 mile to a point at 1.4 miles that has a commanding view of the ponderosa pine forest and the south end of Mormon Lake. The lake is about a mile away, so the view is not as intimate as that from the Ledges Trail, but the location feels more remote.
Best Easy Day Hikes: Flagstaff

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Best Easy Day Hikes: Flagstaff

by Bruce Grubbs (Falcon Guides)

This pleasant hike offers expansive views of Mormon Lake and the ponderosa pine forest. The Lake View Trail climbs gradually along a shallow drainage through pine-oak forest for about 1 mile, then switchbacks up a hill to the rim of a rock outcrop.

It works along the outcrop for about 0.2 mile to a point at
1.4 miles that has a commanding view of the ponderosa pine forest and the south end of Mormon Lake. The lake is about a mile away, so the view is not as intimate as that from the Ledges Trail, but the location feels more remote.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Flagstaff
Distance: 2.8
Elevation Gain: 500 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: Day hike
Season: Best spring through fall
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Mormon Lake Ranger District; Coconino National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Mormon Lake, Mormon Mountain; Coconino National Forest (trail not shown)
Driving Directions: Directions to Lake View Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

7/7/2007
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After 2+ years of drought, Lake Mormon is all but dried-up. Nice trail, but it overlooks a sad, barren hole that used to be a lake. Drive up to the National Monuments or down to Sedona instead.



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May 2018