There are many trails for mountain bikers to enjoy in the Prescott area.General trail info and maps can be found here.PNF trail numbers and corresponding names can be found here.
City of Prescott Bicycling Opportunities Map
available at the Prescott Chamber of Commerce on the Square as well as local bike shops and trail heads.Check out the Circle Trail Powerpoint presentation here
as well as a map of the proposed Circle Trail here
.PMBA would be happy to work with you in regards to trail information, questions about current conditions or even if you are looking for someone to ride around with. A majority of the board as well as members have flexible schedules, in depth trail knowledge and are looking to share Prescott with fellow riders new or visiting the area. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
ATTENTION: Some of these trailheads require a small "day use fee" for parking. Examples: Thumb Butte and Granite Basin. These fees help maintain the facilities, parking areas and trail systems. Keep that in mind when visiting.
The following is a list of some favorites....
TR#396 (White Spar) Heading south on White Spar look for the White Spar Campground sign on left. Park in the dirt lot just to the right. Go through the gate and about 50 yards on the left there will be a trailhead. This is considered a moderate to difficult ride. There is a lot of climbing at the start but once at the top, there is a fun descent. You can go all the way to Senator Highway or take the Feldmeyer loop back to the car. Feldmeyer is a technical trail.
TR#305 (Lynx Lake) Begin at the Trailhead for the Ranch Trail #62. Trail 305 starts at the left side of the parking lot. Parking is free. This is a fun ride. Lots of rolling hills, nothing too technical or steep. This is a nice groomed trail.
Granite Basin AreaThere are lots of trails here. TR#347 known as the whoops is a nice down hill, TR#345 Mint wash is a technical trail that takes you back up to the lake, lots of smaller loops you can combine into a great ride. A variety for all different skill levels. Just use extra caution on these trails as they are heavily used by all user groups. Consult the maps at each of the 3 main parking areas here before embarking on any ride. When parking at the trail heads please park in the smaller spots leavin the pass through and larger areas for horse trailers.
Willow Lake Dells/ Lakeside DellsThese are awesome technical trails. Follow the white dots or you might end up in the lake! Willow Lake Dells - Willow Creek Road at the Heritage Zoo entrance. Park for free at the Dog Park which is on Willow Creek Rd, then catch the trail heading east or park at the boat ramp (fee) and access the trail from the eastern side of boat ramp parking. Follow the trail up and over and past the RV park and follow the trail and hit the rocks. You can ride this either way. Two loops, most ride it one way then turn around and ride it the opposite direction.
The other is the Lakeshore Trail. More challenging than Willow Lake. Park at the Peavine Trailhead by the Humane Society at the corner of Prescott Lakes Parkway and Hwy 89. Get on the Peavine and ride about a mile down. On the left there is a park bench, turn here and let the fun begin! There are several spots where you can exit this trail out to the PeaVine Trail if things get "too tough" or follow to the end and then ride it back! Warning: This is a trail for the experienced rider. The City of Prescott has issued a warning to the "unskilled rider" at the start of this trail. Recommended to go with a "skilled rider" or someone who has done this trail before.
Thumb Butte Area
Don't forget this is where the Whiskey Off Road race is held each year. There are trails on both sides of the road for you to explore. Some of the favorites ... from the parking area connect to TR#318 ride it up just when it starts to flatten out there is an "off shoot" to your right. This is a technical trail but will take you down by the "Chimney." You can continue on TR#318 and it will take you up to White/Green Rock and from there you can connect to TR#332 which will take you to the "Chimney" as well. Lots of little trails to explore. Climb back up TR#332 and you end on a fire road. Take this East and down to and cross over Thumb Butte road to TR#326 & TR#392. TR#392 takes you up the switchbacks and from there you can hit lots of other trails. Most everything loops back to TR#326 which will take you back down to the main parking lot.
If you are unsure of going out by yourself and would like a "local" to take you out please let us know. We can set something up for you at no charge!