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Smooth flowy singletrack with the typical "Prescott" ups and downs.


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Map Key

4.1

Miles

6.5

KM

Singletrack

5,681' 1,732 m

High

5,254' 1,602 m

Low

710' 216 m

Up

433' 132 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Unknown

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Description

Sundog Ranch Trail is one of the final sections of the Prescott Circle Trail. It can be accessed from the southern end of the Peavine Trail.

To get to the trailhead from Prescott Lakes Parkway, take this road 1.8 miles to the intersection with Sundog Ranch Road. Turn right and take this road 0.1 miles, turning left at the signed trailhead for the Peavine trail. There are restrooms here at the trailhead. Cost to park at the trailhead is $2 (self parking kiosk).

From the Peavine Trail, turn left and follow the trail to the railroad bed. Approximately 3/4 mile south, follow the signage and cross over Sundog Ranch Rd. The trail marker is right across the street.

Sundog Ranch Trail begins with a climb to the first summit. This part of the trail is very well maintained and includes one uphill switchback. From this summit, enjoy the bermed turns, then a short descent into the valley. The trail winds through small shrubs and trees and approaches the Juvenile Detention Center. From here, there is the next climb which has a few loose rocks and is stepped nicely. Then another short descent weaving along the hillside to a small creek crossing, then the final climb begins.

Nothing technical here, just a gentle sustained climb to the summit. As you near the summit you'll have great views of Thumb Butte, Granite Mountain and Prescott to the west. To the east you can see the various car dealerships, the mall and Best Buy. The final descent winds you down the hill with a few tight, loose switchbacks and ends at a tunnel under Highway 69.

At this time (11/2014) the trail ends here. Soon this trail will tie into a new trail that will head up P-Mountain towards Trail #62 (Ranch Trail).

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Shared By:

Jeff Combs

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  3.6 from 7 votes

#20

in Prescott

#20201

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#20

in Prescott

#549

in Arizona

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Photos

Inside the tunnel under Highway 69
Aug 25, 2015 near Prescott, AZ
Granite Mountain in the distance from Sundog Ranch Trail
Nov 29, 2014 near Prescott, AZ
View from the first summit looking towards The Dells
Nov 29, 2014 near Prescott, AZ
Sundog Ranch Trail
Dec 2, 2014 near Prescott, AZ
Looking North East
Dec 2, 2014 near Prescott, AZ
The tunnel to Sundog Ranch Trail.
Apr 27, 2017 near Prescott, AZ

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Dec 31, 2020
Josh Tice
Snow on the ground !! Beautiful, cloudy day.
Dec 19, 2020
Jeff Blanton
Parked at WalMart and picked up trail behind Jeep dealer across the road. Trail has some climbs either way. Dirt with some small rocks. Great views.
Dec 4, 2020
Daniel Lammers
May 19, 2020
Steve Larson
3.5mi
Aug 20, 2017
Conrad Anderson
Tons of loose rock, some pretty brutal climbing, and the occasional fun DH. It's twice as hard headed E, compared to going W. 4.1mi
Mar 15, 2017
Phyllis Gerben
Sep 5, 2016
James Brandon
Great ride
Aug 14, 2016
Leo Gonzales
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