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Prescott Circle Trail is a 54.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Prescott, Arizona that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 54.6 mi Elevation gain 6,289 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Backpacking

Camping

Hiking

Horseback riding

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Walking

Bike touring

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Lake

Views

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This 54-mile non-motorized trail gives hikers, backpackers, horse riders, and mountain bikers a route through Prescott National Forest, City of Prescott, Yavapai County, and state lands. You will get views of Watson Lake, Willow Lake, and Goldwater Lake, cut through Granite Dells, and take in Granite Mountain and Thumb Butte. For a list of downloadable segments, click here: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/list/prescott-circle-trail-segments

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Recordings (24)
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Jessica Goodman
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Ross Vanstone
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Hiking

Just completed first solo hike, through hike this trail or I guess it’s full circled! I did this trail counterclockwise to what is suggested. Headed north first towards Watson Lake. Between Watson Lake and Willow Lake there is a section where you have to hike on the road. After the Pioneer Parkway section you have to cross the highway then walk through neighborhoods until you get to the trail, probably 2 to 3 miles. The rest of the trail is amazing through the Pondarosa Pines around upper and lower Goldwater lake. **BIG NOTE** If you are through hiking, the “Aid Stations” listed on the trail map are nothing more than parking lots. There is no water or facilities. So plan accordingly and make sure you have enough water or something to filter/purify the water from springs and streams along the way!!

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Christian Curtin
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Hiking

I have zero clue which sections I was on today but this is a beautiful hike thru Prescott. Rolling single track, it was a pleasure spending the day out here with my dog

Jim Gressang
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Hiking

Great trail, especially the first several segments

Jenny Champ
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Running

I completed the Whiskey Basin 88k and it was amazing!!!

Carlos Orozco
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Had a great time! Took two days

Ang Gohlke
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First to Review

Great trail with rolling hills and pine trees. A couple miles in was Goldwater lake which was a great surprise.

Drew Garff
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Jamie Thompson
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Shawn Pray
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Rob Redford
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Angy Beran
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KARI DEMILTO
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K J
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Todd Walker
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Jessica Goodman
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Jessica Goodman
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wally Dachenhausen
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wally Dachenhausen
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Emily Schallau
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Rob Redford
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Amber Ohnemus
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Amber Ohnemus
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Lisa E.
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Rowdy and Me
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JIMMY 22
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Shayanne Nelson
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Stephanie I
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James and Jenny
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Robin Bufkin
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