Wasn't the greatest

You can't actually get on top of the Butte without some climbing gear, but still a fun hike.

on Thumb Butte Trail 33

hiking
20 days ago

Pretty nice trail. Moderate climbs, especially if you are used to a lower elevation, although it only took me about 45 minutes to do the hike so some may consider it too short.

Overall I'd suggest it, especially on Wednesdays as day use is free for everyone.

hiking
1 month ago

on Thumb Butte Trail 33

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome trail

loved this trail, there are 2 ways up I prefer the steep way up and the gradual way down. it's a really nice challenge and not to hard since its short giong up. bring water though its certainly a burst of intense cardio.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Very convenient to downtown Prescott, and the recreation area itself is a great spot to enjoy the trees and scenery. The trail can be done clockwise or counterclockwise. Clockwise gives you a steeper, but paved ascent. Counterclockwise gives you a more gradual but rocky ascent (and more nature). I did it counter clockwise but would do it clockwise next time. The views will be in front of you if you ascend using the paved route. Benches available on the way up to sit and look out over the landscape. If you do it as a loop , make sure to go all the way to the top and spend a moment at the Memorial to the Yarnell 19.

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome trail.. would highly recommend!