Sardine Point

Heber, Arizona (Coconino County)

Last Updated: 07/07/2021
3.7 / 5 ( 3 reviews )
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Status:
Open
Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 0.75 miles
Highest Elevation: 7580 feet
Duration: About 15 minutes
Shape of Trail: Out & Back
Best Direction to Travel: North
Nearest Town: Heber
Nearest Town w/ Services: Heber
Official Road Name: 148
Management Agency: Apache Sitgreaves National Forest
District: Black Mesa District

Highlights

Highlight: Sardine Point
Fishing and relaxing by Willow Springs Lake is what this trail is all about. This very short and easy trail is often missed when traveling around the Arizona Rim Country. The trail leads to numerous parking spots that are a very short walk to the water's edge. It is easy enough that passenger cars can make it all the way to the end at Sardine Point. The fishing is the main draw because quite often the Forest Service stocks the lake with trout. The lake is also a very popular birding spot with many types of predator birds, like the bald eagle which can be spotted diving for fish right offshore.

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Route Information

Technical Rating

( EASY )

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Waypoints

1. Trailhead 148 (0 mi)
Travel north on the pot hole lines gravel road. Parking areas will begin on both sides of the trail.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Payson, AZ, Hwy 87/260

From Payson, AZ at highways 87 and 260, travel north on 260 for 31 miles. The trailhead is on the left at mile marker 284.

Camping

Not allowed

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Writer Information

Bobby Nelson

Mapping Crew - Arizona

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