The trail was constructed in the early 1980s by Lake Havasu City because it offered one of the only flat places in town for sustained aerobic exercise.
The Island Trail is a paved asphalt loop around the interior of the Island. It offers unobstructed views of the surrounding mountains and a good exercise track for walkers, joggers and cyclists.
Directions to Trailhead
The trailhead can be reached in two minutes by car or 20 minutes on foot. Drive over the London Bridge on to the Island. Park off-road in the parking area along McCulloch Blvd just before reaching Beachcomber Blvd.
Trail Route Instructions
Arizona Hiking Safety
The rugged beauty of the Lake Havasu City area, just down the Colorado River from the Grand Canyon, makes a lasting impression. But the desert can be hazardous. Many trails are unmarked and infrequently traveled. Please consider these suggestions to make the most of your adventure:
- Avoid hiking during the summer, approximately June 15 to September 15, when daytime temperatures can reach 120° or more.
- Do not hike in washes when heavy rainfall is anticipated to avoid the threat of flash floods.
- Always take plenty of water; plan to carry at least one quart of water for every four hours you hike in direct sunlight.
- Wear a hat, sunglasses with UV-protection, and sunscreen.
- Print off a copy of the trail map from this webpage and carry it with you if the route is unfamiliar.
- Wear sturdy, thick-soled shoes and use a hiking stick if you easily lose your balance.
- Never hike alone and always let a responsible person know where you’re going and when you expect to return.
- Plan to leave on your hike early in the day to avoid the risk of being lost on the trail after dark.
- Travel light; the less you carry the more you will enjoy the hike.
- Leave nothing behind. We want our trails to remain beautiful for your return!
* Aesthetic rating: The more diamonds, the more desirable the trail the in terms of remoteness, natural features and scenic beauty