Dan F. on Thumb Butte Trail 33
Great hike close to town with great views.
One of my favorite hikes to do, if you are at the base of the mountain by the parking lot if you go left its paved all the up and it's way steeper and it zigzags back and forth up the mountain. If you go right it's less steep but it is unpaved. If you want to get an over look of Prescott and climb to the top, it may be a bit challenging for some to get to the top so it is not recommended. But if you plan on going to the top it is only closed from February 1st - July 15th.
Starting on the left is much more of an incline. The trail is well established; much of it is paved. There's also a lot of information on the surroundings throughout the trail. Every once in s while you get s good view of the landscape. If you're used to the altitude I would rate this as easy.