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Thumb Butte Trail 33

Prescott, AZ

Thumb Butte Area is within the Prescott National Forest, in the Bradshaw Ranger District of Yavapai County. It offers a variety of trails as well as a picnic area.

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Granite Mountain Trail Number Two Hundred Sixty One
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19 Completed 9 Reviews

Mostly on the sunny side of the mountain so bring water. The overlook at the end of the trail is beautiful. The switchbacks were a good workout. We did see a poisonous snake so keep your eyes open. The water at the parking lot is OK to drink.

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wataon lake and flume trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

DON'T FOLLOW THE SIGNS THAT SAY PEAVINE TRAIL. This trail starts out as the Peavine trail around Watson lake, but then I believe it branches off. I did not know that and I ended up following the Peavine Trail markers until we were about 8 miles from the trailhead. This trail is very badly represented on this site. It definitely needs a map and PRECISE directions.

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Schoolhouse Gulch #67
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22 Completed 22 Reviews

This is an average trail that is more developed for off road vehicles than for hiking or biking. The first mile has a running creek which is really nice, and the wildflowers were amazing. It connects to other trails and ends at groom creek.

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Ponderosa Trail #382
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22 Completed 22 Reviews

This trail was quite easy to hike, but it was washed out in places which made the terrain very rocky and unstable. The trail got quite close to the road in places, but the running creek was really nice. I am just not sure where the trail is supposed to go to, it is probably mainly used as a short cut for off-road vehicles.

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Gold water trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Very nice and easy hike. Perfect for families. No swimming at the lake which is disappointing.

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Gold water trail
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

nice and easy!

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Lynx Recreation Trail #311
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

Great walk for the family!

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Thumb Butte Trail 33
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

Great hike with great views!

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Thumb Butte Trail 33
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

My first of many great hikes. I did it two days in a row (07-03-14 & 07-04-14). My mapmyfitness app told me it was 2.4 miles. I went up the steep side and came down the other.

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Lynx Recreation Trail #311
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7 Completed 5 Reviews

Easy, pretty and crowded

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