If a hike that follows the contours of a popular fishing lake appeals to you, then you'll like this hike.
The Willow Springs Lake is one several very popular fishing lakes along the Mogollon rim. The 3.5 mile loop trail is mostly a fishing trail so those with a rod and reel can access the entire parameter of the lake. Luckily for us hikers, it is also a pleasant walk.
The trail starts from the parking area and while not signed, is easy to follow. Just follow the edge of the lake. Most of the lazy car people will stay close to the parking area, so the further you walk, the more you can enjoy this lake without an audience.
Be sure to bring a fishing pole and enjoy this pretty area.