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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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Constellation trails
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4 Completed 1 Reviews

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Goldwater Trail
by Judith Robertson

6 Completed 5 Reviews

My very favorite

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Groom Creek Loop Trail
by Judith Robertson

6 Completed 5 Reviews

One of my favorites

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Watson Lake and Flume Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

I live nearby and hike this loop frequently. The trail is open to bicycles as well as hikers. The start point indicated is not one of the formal trailheads: it is a roadside turnout from which you must descend a short but steep bank to the trail. The official trailheads are north of the indicated start point at th e city park ( city park not indicated on map ). The two other trailheads are at Sundog Ranch road ( large asphalt parking lot ) southeast of the indicated start point, and a small, hard to find parking lot at the north end of the flume trail. This map also does not show the lakeshore trails on the eastern shore, nor does the map show the connector trail ( Over the Hill Trail ) which makes this into a loop. As depicted, the map cannot be made into a loop. The trail is extremely well marked, with large topo maps at nearly every intersection. The loop around the lake from the depicted start point or from the city park is approximately 5 miles. If you start from Sundog Ranch trailhead you will add approximately 1/2 mile due to backtracking. The loop from the north end of Flume Trail may approach 6 miles. I think the listed distance of 6.3 miles is inaccurate in any case. I am 65 years old and routinely do the longest loop ( from Flume trailhead ) in under 3 hours with approximately 15 - 20 minutes of total break time along the way. Before you go download a good map from the city: www.prescotttrails.com

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Balancing Rock Trail (Granite Basin Recreation Area)
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30 Completed 5 Reviews

fun loop Trail with nice scenery. 349 (balancing rock trail) to 351 back to 349 in a loop. Easy to follow and if ypu like trials lots of opportunity ...

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Oaks and Willows Trail
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28 Completed 12 Reviews

This trail is in the Juniper Mesa Wilderness. The vegetation varied so much on this trail it felt like three trails in one. It begins with a moderate ascent, followed by some steep switchbacks that take you up to the Mesa. On the Mesa you will travel north a long stretch of level trail before dropping down into a canyon. Once in the canyon the long stretch is dominated by ponderosas until you reach the parking for the other end of the trail. The long stretches up in the Mesa and down in the Canyon were unvaried so they seemed very long. Overall this is a beautiful hike. But even more so was the VERY scenic drive to get there which was more inspiring to me than the trail itself. I included some photos while en route.

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Thumb Butte Trail 33
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

This is a very easy trail. Magnificent views! Amazing weather. I did it twice in a row. This is my favorite trail. Will do it again next week. They also have a very nice picnic area ( picnic tables, bbq grills, clean rest rooms).

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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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12 Completed 4 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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