Salida Gulch Trail

MODERATE 30 reviews
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Salida Gulch Trail is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Prescott, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
479 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

1 month ago

Easy trail to follow and nice walk

hiking
2 months ago

Fun hike! Pretty easy, has some good views and shady parts of the trail.

3 months ago

Great hike. We went clockwise (right) on 95. It was perfect. Lots of shade.

6 months ago

The 9263 trail is not a loop. It runs into the 93 trail which just keeps on going. The 95 trail is a good loop trail. The 9263 is very rocky but the vistas are beautiful !

hiking
8 months ago

Good hike...will return to do trail #94 as we didn’t have time today.

mountain biking
10 months ago

primarily a one way loop trail, the first 1.5 - 2 miles is slight increase in elevation after that it's a fast windy downhill portion. great views once at the top

11 months ago

I went left. Followed the creek. Return was all downhill. Glad I didn't go that way. Not very scenic most of the time.

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Directions note: when using Google Maps to route to the trailhead, do NOT take Old Black Canyon Highway route! This way dead ends at a locked gate just before the parking area. Use Walker Road instead to get to the trailhead parking.

If I had not started us off on the wrong (#9263) trail, this would have been the 95 Trail Loop. After leaving the trailhead and crossing Lynx Creek, go thru the gate and look on the right for the 95 trail marker. We did this trail clockwise, which would take you up the creek first. We were able to rejoin the 95 from the 9263 via the 94, just before the halfway point. The western portion of the loop is VERY rocky; more horse trail than hiking trail. Sore feet after (even with sturdy boots). Came across a rattlesnake on the trail in the shadows on the western, sunny part of the loop. Be careful!

Not a lot of water in the gulch right now, even after monsoon rains last week.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Trail was in great shape and afforded amazing views of the Prescott area.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Start on loop to the right first half of trail takes you uphill. Last half takes you down and then along small creek that runs into Lynx creek. Nice trail.

hiking
Sunday, November 13, 2016

Fun hike to some Indian rock art if you can find it

hiking
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Moderate day hike recommend clockwise loop. Nice views at high points looking north east. Hiking time about 2 hours. Trail head at end of parking lot just past gate trail 95 on right

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