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Beardsley-Pipeline-Cottonwood trail

 
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Length

8.6 Miles 13.8 Kilometers


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Elevation

932' 284 m

Ascent

-588' -179 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

1,891' 576 m

High

1,398' 426 m

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The new trail along the SW side of Lake Pleasant

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Overview

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Description

From the access point below the Lake Pleasant dam, start on the Maricopa Trail then progress to the well-marked Beardsley Trail which meanders up to the lake over 4 miles. The trail is continuous and turns into the Pipeline trail and then turns into the Cottonwood trail with a couple opportunities to take a side excursion on Yavapai Point trail to overlook the lake.

From the bottom of the trail near the Carefree Highway, the trail is intermediate with some climbing but with few obstacles. As the trail progresses to the Cottonwood trail, the rocks get tricky and is probably more than a beginner could handle. The lower sections are "flowy" (for Arizona!) and it doesn't cost any $ to access the trail from the Carefree Highway, but if you go into Lake Pleasant park you'll have to pay $6 to get in.

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Land Manager: Maricopa County Parks

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May 3, 2018
Cj Procyk
Feb 2, 2018
Cj Procyk
Oct 22, 2017
youngtae nam
Sep 14, 2017
Jamie Sarber
Sep 4, 2017
Todd Snyder
Apr 1, 2017
steve swan
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Mar 3, 2017
Nicky H
Test time was 01:18. Bridge at lake on Pipeline Trail was out. It was 7.1 miles from Carefree Hwy heyday lot. 14.4mi
Dec 28, 2016
Cullen Leggett
Bridge is out on Pipeline Trail 13.7mi

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  3.5 from 10 votes

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We just rode this trail out and back. It was 19.6 miles, 1912' of climbing. This is a fun trail, Gradual climbs, fun decents, all and all a good trail. Will be riding this again. Dec 5, 2015
First time on this one. Don't miss the Maricopa trail section. Jan 3, 2016

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