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Prescott Circle Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.9 (10) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A long ride that circumnavigates Prescott, AZ.


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Map Key

57.1

Miles

91.8

KM

85%

Singletrack

6,672' 2,034 m

High

5,151' 1,570 m

Low

5,282' 1,610 m

Up

5,310' 1,618 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

26%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Allowed

Family Friendly There are a few segments that are very easy and accessible. The area by Willow and Watson Lakes are the most family friendly. Also, NFS campgrounds at Granite Mountain (Yavapai CG, and White Spar CG).

Overview

This is a great ride that can be done in one, two, or more days. There are many places where support and/or camping is available. This ride is largely singletrack, about 1-1.5 miles of pavement, and a little doubletrack thrown-in.

Need to Know

Park at the In-n-Out Burger on Highway 69. Ride west out of the Walmart lot and through the Dodge dealer's parking lot, past the service garage. There is a doubletrack leading from behind the Dodge service garage - go a short distance (200-300 meters) west on this doubletrack where the Circle trail crosses. There is a small sign - bear right onto the singletrack, and you're on your way!

Description

This ride can be started in any number of spots around "The Circle" and can be ridden in either direction. It is generally not very technical, just long. The most technical part of the ride is a downhill stream bed, called the Boycott Trail, at about 8-9 miles from the end.

Pick up a Prescott trail map at any of the local bike shops or use the MTB Project mobile app to help navigate. The use of a GPS is recommended if you don't know the area. There are many trail junctions, turns and intersections.

History & Background

This route has been in the works for well over a decade!

Contacts

Shared By:

Charlie Glasel with improvements by Happy Cycling

Trail Ratings

  3.9 from 10 votes

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in Prescott

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Photos

Supreme technical skills.
Sep 6, 2015 near Prescott, AZ
Tr 62 with Thumb Butte and Granite Mountain in the background
Nov 27, 2014 near Prescott, AZ
Ryan on the Fat Bike
Dec 8, 2013 near Prescott, AZ
Goldwater Lake
Oct 4, 2015 near Prescott, AZ
Switchback with a view.
May 30, 2018 near Prescott, AZ
Junction of Trail #332 and Iron Springs Rd
May 23, 2015 near Prescott, AZ

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Sep 20, 2019
Michael Lewis
The Turkey trail segment was very difficult, badger would have been a much better option. 57.1mi — 8h 33m
Jun 16, 2019
Michael Lyon
May 1, 2017
matt dorgan
Jul 8, 2016
Zach Powell
Amazing