Area Status: Open

Jojoba Trail offers access to several coves and stretches of shoreline, providing opportunities for swimming and angling. The trail winds through rocky outcrops and crosses several small ridges, offering scenic views of Bartlett Reservoir. This trail passes through the Arizona Upland Phase of the Sonoran Desert, which features saguaro cactus, mesquite, palo verde and ironwood trees.  For access to the trail, park at either the Jojoba Day Use & Boat Launch Area or Rattlesnake Cove Day Use Area.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Hiking Trail between Jojoba Day Use & Boat Launch Area and Rattlesnake Cove Day Use Area.
Operational Hours: Year Round
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Closed to motor vehicles, portions of the trail are steep for short sections and should be traveled with caution. 
Closest Towns: Cave Creek & Carefree
Passes:
Information Center: Cave Creek Ranger District (480) 595 3300

General Information

Directions:

This site is 21 miles east of Carefree. From Carefree, take Cave Creek Road 7 miles, turn right on Bartlett Dam Road and continue for 12 ½ miles then turn left on FR 459. Travel ½ mile on FR 459 and turn right into the site. View and download a map.


Activities

Mountain Biking

The south end of the trail begins near the northern edge of the Jojoba Boating Site’s parking lot and on the north side of the road to the Sheriff’s Aid Station. The trail roughly parallels the shoreline of Bartlett Reservoir, providing access to the shore, and crossing washes and small ridges. It is 0.9 miles to Jojoba to Rattlesnake Cove. About 0.2 miles south of Rattlesnake Cove, a spur trail goes 0.4 mile to the edge of the reservoir.
Difficulty Level: Easy

Day Hiking

The south end of the trail begins near the northern edge of the Jojoba Boating Site’s parking lot and on the north side of the road to the Sheriff’s Aid Station. The trail roughly parallels the shoreline of Bartlett Reservoir, providing access to the shore, and crossing washes and small ridges. It is 0.9 miles to Jojoba to Rattlesnake Cove. About 0.2 miles south of Rattlesnake Cove, a spur trail goes 0.4 mile to the edge of the reservoir.
Elevation desc South end: (1,840 feet elevation): at Jojoba Trailhead North end: (1,820 feet elevation): at Rattlesnake Cove
Difficulty Level: Easy

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
1.3 miles

  Elevation : 
South end: (1,840 feet elevation): at JojobaTrailheadNorth end: (1,820 feet elevation): atRattlesnak - 1840 feet