Area Hikes

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West Side Story in Spence Basin

An easy trail with great views Spence Basin is finally becoming official. With a rich history as a web of popular but "unofficial" mountain biking trails, this area off Iron Springs Road is benefitting from some organization, thanks to local trails crews. To access...

Storm Ranch Trails in the Dells

A new system to the east of the Peavine Trail offers a protected hike and an added challenge By Amanda Lane The new Storm Ranch Trails breathe fresh life into the dells! The Peavine, a Rails-to-Trails trail that begins off Sundog Ranch Road near the Humane Society and...

West Spruce Trail #2264 East Side

By Amanda Lane I was recently asked where a person can go to see some of the Prescott National Forest Old Growth Junipers. Well I have your answer, The West Spruce Trail. To access this trail, head up Gurley toward Thumb Butte, go past Thumb Butte and turn left on the...

The tale of two trails…Watson Dam – Flume Trail

1.5 miles, up and down through remote granite outcroppings, out to the dam on the north side of Watson Lake, and back to the parking area. Where to Go Take Highway 89 to Granite Dells Road and turn east. Go about a mile and look for the marked parking lot with City of...

The New Ranch Trail #62 East Side

On a beautiful Sunday morning I found myself struggling to leave my warm comfy bed and cup of coffee. Some days it is just hard to keep your chin up. I finally convinced myself not to waste the day and go for a hike to clear my head. I found myself heading to the...