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Wolf Creek Loop Trail #384

  

The Wolf Creek Loop Trail #384 is a scenic 5.5 mile loop route among  pines, oaks, and granite boulders, and can be travelled either clockwise, or counter-clockwise from the trailhead.  Maverick Mountain and Mount Tritle provide a beautiful backdrop to this trail that wind through lush, riparian vegetation along the Hassayampa River's upper basin.

This trail can be used year-round.  It is rated as "easy," with elevations ranging between 5,710' and 5, 670'.

CAUTION: This trail is open to hikers, horseback riders, mountain bikes, motorcycles, and off-highway vehicles less than 50" in width.  Please be considerate of others--slow down and know when to yield the trail.

 

Printable Trail Description and Map (463 KB PDF; 8.5” X 11”)

At a Glance

Fees No
Open Season: Year-round
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: About 20-minutes from downtown Prescott, AZ
Water: Not available. Surface water should be treated.

General Information

Directions:

To access the trail from Prescott, travel south on Mount Vernon Avenue which changes to Senator Highway, then Forest Road 52, for approximately 6 miles to Groom Creek.  Continue past Groom Creek to just beyond where the pavement ends.  Turn right on the dirt road, County Road 101, to Wolf Creek campground.  Trail # 384 crosses County Road 101 within 0.4 miles. This road is suitable for all vehicles.


Parking:

There is ample space for parking on Forest Road 707, the north side of the main dirt road.


General Notes:

There are about 5 roads that are popular with motorized recreationists that share the same route as the trail.  This trail is well used, evident from loose rocks and trail erosion in places.

Maps: Prescott National Forest, west half; USGS topographic 7.5" quad for Groom Creek; National Geoographic Trails Illustrated Map Bradshaw Mountains; City of Prescott Trails and Outdoor Recreation Map.


Activities


Bicycling

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Mountain Biking

Maverick Mountain and Mount Tritle provide a beautiful backdrop for this ride that winds through lush, riparian vegetation along the Hassayampa River's upper basin. 

Please note that this trail is open to hikers, horseback riders, mountain bikes, motorcycles, and off-highway vehicles less than 50" in width.  Cyclists yield to hikers and horse riders, and be aware of motorized trail users.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Hiking

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Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
5.5 miles

  Elevation : 
5,670' - 5,710'

 

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