“If any mountain biker visiting Prescott were only able to do only one ride, I would take them on this.”
— michael maier
Painted Rock trailhead is well known to the locals. This loop utilizes some of the most amazing fast flowy singletrack from the go. To start your ride, head down the West Trail #318
then onto Firewater Trail #325
—by this point, I can guarantee you'll be smiling big! The entire loop is amazing. Make sure you slow down to look at some of the scenery especially views along Willow Creek
and when winding around Juniper Gate
. Painted Rock (also known as White Rock) is a no-fee parking lot just up the mountain past Thumb Butte Recreation Area.
History & Background
Painted Rock used to be a big rock painted white marking the trailhead. Now it is a improved parking lot on Thumb Butte Road just past Thumb Butte Recreation Area. It's a no-fee parking area right in the middle of Prescott's singletrack.