Many visitors take advantage of a terrific network of hiking trails at this riverside park. Starting at the entrance to Buckskin Mountain State Park is the steep and winding ½ mile round-trip Lightning Bolt Trail that affords a expansive view of the campground and the Colorado River.
From this trail, visitors can access the one-mile loop Buckskin Trail. You can grab an informative trail guide from the ranger station to identify native vegetation at numbered posts along the trail. A concrete pedestrian footbridge crosses Highway 95 and leads to two other one-way trails. River View Trail is a one-mile round trip trek to a scenic overlook. The Copper Mines trail leads to a series of abandoned mines, a 1.2-mile hike roundtrip. Ranger-led hikes are available during winter and spring.
Whether you are looking for a quick hike, a beautiful view of the river, or a test of your hiking endurance, the trails at Buckskin Mountain and River Island state parks are perfect any time of year. Remember, no matter what the weather is, wear sturdy shoes, a hat, sunscreen and take along plenty of water. Have fun out there!
Arizona's state parks offer a wide variety of hiking trail experiences statewide. After enjoying the trails at Buckskin Mountain, try one of these great trails!