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A community dream that took more than 25 years to become a reality, thanks to the work of many locals, the Prescott Circle Trail (PCT) opened in May 2015. This 54-mile loop around the City of Prescott comprises 25 miles of city trails and 29 miles of Prescott National Forest trails, with 600 feet of elevation change, accessible via 15 different trailheads.
Spruce Mountain is one of the most breathtaking peaks in the Bradshaws. The Smith Ravine Trail climbs the eastern side of this peak from Walker Road.
The Community Nature Center of Prescott offers myriad benefits when hikers take a little “me time” By Amanda Lane For as long as I can remember, the Community Nature center has been located at 1980 Williamson Valley Road. It is home to 1.5 miles of trails that loop...
The Wolf Creek Loop Hike Features Steep Terrain, Amazing Views, and a Rewarding Waterfall By Amanda Lane The Wolf Creek Loop hike is a wonderful adventure south of town on the northern side of the Bradshaw Mountain range. Trail number 384 is a moderate-to-difficult...
Acker Park is a lovely 80-acre park located in the middle of town (with access at the end of Virginia Street off Gurley Street, or at 421 S. Virginia Street in Prescott). Acker Park and the Barrie Mayes Memorial trail system have recently undergone lots of updates, including improvements to the fun trail system, mosaic art walls, and a great informative plant guide.
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.
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 runs north to Highway 89A, is perhaps one of the most well-known hiking paths in Prescott.
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.
“This is the tale of two trails,” said Chris Hosking, city of Prescott’s trails specialist. “You are bouldering in the first half then hiking along a lush riparian area on the way back.”
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.