Centennial Trail is a 3.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Prescott, Arizona that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.7 miles Elevation Gain: 675 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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A well maintained and marked trail with petroglyphs at the rock formation at the high point of the trail. This is a well maintained and marked trail through suburbs west of Prescott, AZ. An in-town trail that meanders through the boulders and canyons, with panoramic views of the City of Prescott, Rodeo Grounds, Thumb Butte, and Granite Mountain. The rock formation at the high point of the trail has two areas with petroglyphs. NOTE: This trail is interrupted by new housing development in the area.

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I took three of my kids (11, 8, and 5 years old) on this trail today. We didn’t complete it as they were a bit slow and were getting tired. I did enjoy the views, the cool breeze and the tiny babbling stream that was running. There was an ice patch that the kids had fun “sliding” on.

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7 months ago

Not great but not bad. Very convenient for me as it is only a mile away. Too bad encroaching housing development takes away some of the beauty. Easy to follow.

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8 months ago

Great city trail. So so towards the end as you end up in residential area. Petroglyphs not super significant.

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9 months ago

Good little inner city trail. Took just over 1.5 hours to complete. Becoming heavily encroached by development, end of trail comes within a few meters of residences.

Tue Apr 30 2019

part of trail closed due to the building of new houses. The part with petroglyphs is now practically in someone's back yard. Didn't like hiking just to end up in a residential area, sort of ruins the feeling of conquest after a nice hike.

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Sun Apr 07 2019

Hiked the trail one-way from trailhead to the petroglyphs (about 1.85 miles). As noted by previous hikers, the trail is interrupted by new home development. However, by following the map you can pick up the trail on the other side of construction.

Sun Mar 31 2019

The middle portion of the trail is "unaccessible" due to housing development in the area. The part of the trail that is available is not well marked, and you'll be walking through people's backyards. Maybe 1.5 miles of trail. Petroglyphs are the best part! But the majority are high up on tall rocks and not easily viewable.

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Thu Feb 07 2019

Trailhead says not to enter due to blasting. I tried to walk to the trailhead further along the trail that was indicated on the first trailhead’s redirection, but that was inaccessible due to road closures (maybe from the same blasting?). Total bust.

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Fri Nov 09 2018

There are nice views from this trail, however noise from Iron Springs Road and nearby new home construction make it less peaceful than other hikes available in the area.

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Fri Nov 02 2018

They are putting in some sort of drainage thing so we could only go about a mile. The birding was really good for the time of day and year we were there. I’d like to return when the construction is finished

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Fri Jul 27 2018

Solid hike of 4 miles from east end to west end and back. Enjoyed the trail. Due to sporadic view of homes and sounds of the city along the hike, this trail lacked that out-in-the-wilderness feel. Others may prefer this aspect.

Thu Nov 30 2017

relatively easy trail with some slight inclines. some views of the canyon valley. it does meander up the canyon which has a housing development on both sides so you fo walk close to property lines st the end. there are some petroglyphs on the highest Boulder at the end of the trail where it comes out on the tarred road.

Mon Apr 10 2017

I wish I didn't end up in someone's back yard..

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Thu Mar 06 2014

Lots of interweaving routes to explore. Mostly used for bouldering. Some anchor points for rappelling. Nice view. A little too technical for trail running unless you're really agile and know the trail well. It's easy to accidentally veer off the trail but easy enough to find again. Great place to take an outdoorsy little one to climb all over the place. Three minutes from downtown.

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