Bannon Creek Trail to Trail #396

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Bannon Creek Trail to Trail #396 is a 5.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Prescott, Arizona that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
649 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

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This is a nice 5 mile hike with the possibility of being longer if you have more time.  Park at Goldwater Lake Park and start your hike on the Bannon Creek Trail which traverses along the shore of the Upper Goldwater Lake.  Near the bridge on the Bannon Creek Trail, take a short side trail that connects with Prescott National Forest Trail #396, a trail that is popular with mountain bikers.  At the spring, you can let your dogs splash around for a bit before heading back to Goldwater Lake Park.  Trail #396 continues for several more miles to the White Spar Campground, so this hike could easily be extended into a 9-10 mile out and back trip.  Enjoy!