Sardine Point

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3.7/5 (4 reviews)
Heber, Arizona (Coconino County)
Last Updated: 07/07/2021
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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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3.7/5 (4)
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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.
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Rated 2/5
Visited: 04/22/2021

Just had to go down the trail as we passed by ... you warned us that the main point of the trail is to provide access for fishing. You were right ... with the lake down, it's a sad sight.
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/09/2019

We were out exploring area trails but really wanted some place to cool off by the water. This is a great spot to fish, hike or just watch bald eagles. The trail is super short but lined with pot holes. There are ample parking spots along the trail.
Rated 4/5
Visited: 06/01/2019

Not a trail you ride for the fun of 4 wheeling, purely an access road for Willow Springs Lake. That being said it does give you great access to both the east and west arms of the lake. Parking is somewhat limited on the way especially in the hot summer months.

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