Thumb Butte Trail 33

MODERATE 136 reviews
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Thumb Butte Trail 33 is a 2.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Prescott, Arizona that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
698 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wildlife

Thumb Butte Area is within the Prescott National Forest, in the Bradshaw Ranger District of Yavapai County. It offers a variety of trails as well as a picnic area. Trail 33 is open to hikers only. The trail is almost 2 miles long and is moderately difficult. Allow yourself about 1.5 hours to hike the entire trail. A short spur trail near the crest offers a good view of the Prescott area. The steep east side of the trail and a few other steep places are paved in order to minimize soil erosion. There are interpretive signs along the trail.

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12 days ago

Nice hike! From the trailhead, we went left (clockwise route) up the paved section. It's quite steep and will have you breathing hard! You're at the top of the trail in approx. .75 miles. There's a informal hotshot memorial.
The trip down is longer - some rock gardens, but mostly smooth going.
We hiked on a cool day (60 degrees) - was very enjoyable.
Highly recommended!

13 days ago

I did this trail and it was moderate on the level of difficulty. I went up the gradual incline and down the steep paved descent. The view at the top is breathtaking. I saw a lot of beautiful birds and flowers and some really pretty spiders. I highly recommend it.

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20 days ago

I enjoy the dirt trail much more than the cement walkway, so I typically go up and back on the dirt trail rather than a loop.

1 month ago

Not far enough from civilization in my opinion. Stilla nice trail to do.

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Wasn't the greatest

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