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    Marshall Lake to Fisher Point Hike


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    Fisher Point is one of the best viewpoints of Walnut Canyon. If you want to take the scenic route there, the hike from Marshall Lake is an exceptional way to do it. This is one of the longest approaches you can take, but hiking through the incredible rock layers and canyons en route to Walnut Canyon is a great way to do it. This is a good route for backpackers at Marshall Lake. It’s a long hike, so make sure you come prepared.

    Route Description for Marshall Lake to Fisher Point Hike

    Fisher Point is a viewpoint over Walnut Canyon not far outside of Flagstaff in the Coconino National Forest. Walnut Canyon is quite beautiful, and you can appreciate the layers of rock visible in the canyon walls, which are the same layers you’d observe in the nearby Grand Canyon. Also, appreciate that there used to be a thriving pueblo community in this canyon!

    This route to the canyon is the longest one commonly taken to get there, but there isn’t that much elevation gain, so it’s doable in a long day. Bring lots of water.

    The route to Fisher Point from Marshall Lake has you hike through part of a connecting canyon, which is a gorgeous part of the trail. The scenery won’t disappoint. From the trailhead, take the AZT-Walnut Canyon towards the canyon. Pass Marshall Mesa Tank and cross a ravine. The route weaves back and forth before beginning a switchback descent into the canyon. Hike along the canyon floor. Fisher Point will be ahead of you once you reach the intersecting canyon. From here, turn back and retrace your steps.

    Getting to the Marshall Lake to Fisher Point Hike Trailhead

    The trailhead for Marshall Lake to Fisher Point Hike is off Forest Service Road 128.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground:

      Marshall Lake Dispersed Camping

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    • Pets allowed:

      Yes - On Leash

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    • Route Type:

      Out and back

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