4.5 Miles    Singletrack   926’ Ascent   -389’ Descent    5,629’ Low    6,165’ High

The Goldwater Lakes Trail 396 starts at the White Spar campground just off of White Spar Road just minutes south of downtown Prescott.

This is a great trail for a hot summer day. Located almost entirely in the trees it includes a bit of climbing with little technical skills needed.

 A winding climb brings you to a small overlook with good views of the mountains west of town.

Then a short downhill to the pond and the real climb begins. The first 1/4 mile is the toughest then it steps it's way to the saddle.

Be sure to look off to your left while you climb to see Goldwater Lake. Then a gentle downhill through the trees and the final climb up to Senator Highway.

Then back down 396 for a great downhill but watch out for the blind corners as this trail can get busy on the weekends.

Pictures by Marc from Prescott Valley Bike Works

 

Goldwater Lakes Trail 396