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Groom Creek Loop Trail

Prescott, AZ

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Groom Creek Loop Trail is a 8.70 mile loop trail located near Prescott, Arizona that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking & mountain biking and is accessible from March until November.

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Recent Reviews

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Lynx Recreation Trail #311
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

This trail is pretty close to my home so I do it a lot...especially after a hard day of work. Nice, easy asphalt trail for the first half. If you follow the trail all the way around, you have a more moderate dirt / rock / stream trail on the second half. The asphalt portion is heavily used, with people fishing along the way. The dirt / rock portion is less used but more fun in my opinion.

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Lynx Recreation Trail #311
by Brenda Noel

26 Completed 3 Reviews

Great trail for an afternoon walk. Very pretty. Lots of ducks. Friendly walkers alike.

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Groom Creek Loop Trail
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8 Completed 3 Reviews

What a great day hike. The trail comes with a lot of shade and pines around to keep you cool. We didn't see that many people on the trail on the day we went.

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Mount Francis Trail Forty Eight
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24 Completed 4 Reviews

Did this trail on my unicycle. It's 3.8m one way if you shuttle. Otherwise it's some of the most grueling uphill followed by a fun downhill back.
Make sure to park just off the highway and walk or ride down that tenth mile to the trail head (unless your in a 4x4 vehicle)

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Constellation trails
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Great walk and fantastic views, easy trails for all age groups.

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Constellation trails
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

What an awesome trail! We just loved it. The best pictures and scenery we've seen yet. The trail is great, several different ways to go! Can't wait to go back again in the spring when everything is green and in bloom. Highly recommend

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Senator Highway
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4 Completed 1 Reviews

We drove Senator Hwy from Prescott (from Lynx Lake/Walker Rd) to Crown King Rd to Bumble Bee this past weekend. This track is also listed in the book "Guide to Arizona Backroads & 4-Wheel-Drive Trails, 2nd Ed.) and is rated as "Easy" meaning you could pass it with a stock SUV, however, we know trail conditions change all the time, and we experienced a wash-out that required some light rock-climbing, low-gear 4WD and higher clearance was a plus. I attached a picture for reference. Sorry, we didn't get the exact coordinates. Overall, a very nice drive with a few ruts and some muddy areas - I would highly recommend it. 4.5 hours is about right if you take it easy.

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Thumb Butte Trail 33
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Loved this trail! Highly recommend

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West Lake Trail (Granite Basin Recreation Area)
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9 Completed 5 Reviews

Very even for compared to thumb butte. Shared with horses. Nice bathrooms to change in but no water facilities. 5$ day fee. Nice parking lot. Shady. Nice climbing face on granite mountain. Will have to try it and review again.

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Groom Creek Loop Trail
by Aden Gallego

11 Completed 11 Reviews

The Groom Creek Loop has great variety. Taking it clockwise you climb through granite-studded pine forest with lots of shade. About forty-five minutes to an hour in you’ll see a large juniper tree right beside the trail. A few minutes later there is a small saddle where many pines have been sheared off at about thirty feet, by the wind, I guess. The trail grows a little steeper at that point, but not too bad. The trail is always clear and well marked. The Forest Service uses “307” and if you follow those signs, you can’t go wrong.

After reaching the summit of Spruce Mountain, the trail heads toward a more southern exposure and the environment grows more arid. Most of the trees now are oaks, though you’ll still see some big ponderosa pines (and Abert's squirrels keeping an eye on you from their heights). Eventually you reach a gently rolling part of the trail and wend your way back to the parking area.

In late October, we saw some flowers in late bloom (thistle and fleabane) along with many grasses putting out their seed. Although it was a beautiful Sunday, we say only two groups of other hikers. No mountain bikers or horses, though they are welcome on the trail. There is some question about how long the trail is, I'll just say it took me 4-1/2 hours with rest stops.

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