Log Corral Trail

4.9/5 (16 reviews)
Fountain Hills, Arizona (Maricopa County)
Last Updated: 07/07/2021
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Trail Information

Highlights

Log Corral Trail is a very challenging off road trail that leads you to the very remote eastern shore of Lake Bartlett. This beautiful trail has something for everyone, hard technical rocky obstacles, water crossings, hill climbs and opportunities to test your flex. The trail follows a very picturesque small creek, climbing up to a high ridge that overlooks Lake Bartlett the ultimate destination. The end of the trail offers a very remote access to camping, fishing and enjoying a great sunset along the lake.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

After reaching the trailhead off of Highway 87, there is ample room to air down and prepare for the trail ahead. The trail follows Log Corral creek and Sycamore creek with several water crossings along the way. A short distance down the creek you will turn sharply northwest and follow the narrowing creek and canyon. Look for the Log Corral trail marker sign at the entrance to the canyon. As you head up the canyon the terrain will get progressively rougher as you reach the most difficult section of the Rock Garden and the Waterfall obstacles. Caution is required here - as body damage and breakage commonly occurs. A good lift, at least 33" tires and lockers are recommended. After completing this section of the trail the road will climb up an uneven trail with lots of opportunities to test your flex. The top of the ridge offers great scenery and a good spot for a lunch break. Once over the ridge you will descend down into a large wash that crosses FR 393 and eventually ends at the shore of Lake Bartlett.
Do not attempt in the rain!!

Trail Reviews

4.9/5 (16 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 08/28/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Fun trail
Trail Review: Log Corral Trail - Ryan heaston
Status: Open
Visited: 04/15/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Came through Log Corral via Back way to Bartlett. Trail was awesome and there was not anyone on the trail. Great scenery and a great time.
Trail Review: Log Corral Trail - John Hallett
Trail Review: Log Corral Trail - John Hallett
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 01/02/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

River crossing, forest to desert. Recommended to definitely go with someone not alone. But overall. This trail is killer. Love it. It is still open. Even after heavy rain. Rivers wasn’t too high but there are some spots that do require attentions.
Bobby Nelson
Official Crew
62800
Status: Open
Visited: 07/07/2021

Arizona National Forests and State Lands are back open for travel. There are still some very important fire restrictions in place. These restrictions can often change by specific areas.
Bobby Nelson
Official Crew
62800
Status: Temporary Closure
Visited: 06/25/2021

Tonto National Forest officials will close the state’s largest national forest due to ongoing extreme fire danger beginning at 8 a.m. on Friday, June 25. The forest is implementing this forest closure as a precaution to protect the health and safety of the public, employees and firefighters by reducing the risk of human-caused fires. No one is allowed in the closure area, including Forest Service personnel, unless they are responding to a wildfire or other emergency or patrolling to ensure enforcement of the closure. The order shall remain in effect until July 31, 2021 or until rescinded, whichever occurs first. Residents or businesses using roads in the restricted area to the extent necessary to access their private property are exempt.

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