Boy Scout Trail #126


Boy Scout Trail #126 connects the Turley Trail, maintained by the county, with Ranch Trail #62. This trail starts at the forest boundary and follows a winding ravine, passing above rock-strewn gullies that may contain water. It is an uphill climb through scrub oak and pine to the junction with the Ranch Trail #62. Although the overall elevation change is modest, it is enough to affect the vegetation, and the upper reaches of this trail lie within dense ponderosa pine forest. This trail, in combination with Trail #62, Seven Mile Gulch Trail #9854, and the Watershed Trail #299, provides access to the rugged area south of Spruce Mountain.

This is an internal trail that must be accessed via the Ranch Trail #62 or the Turley Trail.  It is several miles to acces this trail from either access point.  As of August 2010, portions of this trail may be overgrown and difficult to find or follow.


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At a Glance

Fees No
Open Season: Spring - Fall
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Approximately 10 minutes from Prescott, AZ (to Turley Trailhead)
Water: Not available. Surface water should be treated.

General Information


This trail can be accessed via the Turley Trail or the Ranch Trail #62. To reach the Turley Trail, travel east on Gurley Street for 1 mile past the Courthouse Square to its junction with Overland Road. Turn right onto Overland Road and go 0.3 miles to Butterfield Road. Turn left and 0.3 miles to the junction with Wells Fargo Road. Turn right and go 0.2 miles to a sign for Turley Trailhead, on the right. This sign may be hard to see from the road. Turn right up a narrow driveway and proceed 0.1 miles, through a gate, to the parking area. Please close the gate behind you. Parking is good. The road conditions are paved.

Alternately, to reach the Ranch Trail #62, travel east on Hwy 69 to Walker Road. Turn right and travel 0.6 miles to the trailhead on the right. The trailhead is signed. There is a large parking area for 12 vehicles on the south side and up to 10 horse trailers on the north side.


General Notes:
  • Trail connections: Ranch Trail #62
  • Maps:
    • USGS Map: 7.5’ quad for Prescott
    • Prescott National Forest Map, west half
  • Average hiking time: 30 minutes, one way



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  • This trail connects the Turley Trail, maintained by the county, with the Ranch Trail #62.
Difficulty Level: Moderate


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  Area/Length : 
0.9 miles

  Elevation : 
6,281 feet


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