The ShorelineTrail dates back to the development of Rotary Park in 1991. This trail may eventually become a part of the Lake Havasu National Bluewater Trail System, connecting Bill Williams National Wildlife Refuge in the south with Havasu National Wildlife Refuge in the north along one paved route for walkers, runners and cyclists.
Shoreline Trail provides a paved concrete sidewalk along Bridgewater Channel through Rotary Park with views of the lake, mountains and London Bridge. It is a fast, easy route past a swimming beach and lighthouse to take in the beauty of the area.
Directions to Trailhead
Option One: Drive down McCulloch Blvd past Lake Havasu Blvd heading to the Island. Park in the large lot on the left, just before crossing the London Bridge. Walk down the steps to river level under the London Bridge. Option Two: Drive down Mesquite Ave (one block north of McCulloch) and cross Hwy 95. Turn left into the English Village parking lot. Walk down the main corridor to the bridge.
Trail Route Instructions
- Start under the bridge at the English Village.
- Walk south on the paved walkway along Bridgewater Channel to the far end of Rotary Park.
- Turn around and come back the way you came.
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