This trail starts just across Hwy 89 from White Spar Campground on White Spar Road just south of Prescott. From the start it is climb, climb, climb.
The trail starts in the trees with nice flowy easy climbing. Then after a short downhill, grab your lungs and be ready. As you climb out of the trees look off to the right and you'll see great views of Prescott from Thumb Butte in the west to the Dells farther to the east.
More climbing is ahead as you wind your way higher and higher. At about 4.2 miles you'll come to a gate. Pass around the gate and on to the doubletrack. A bit more climbing and then finally some downhill to the intersection of Trail 48.