Seven Mile Gulch Trail #9854


Seven Mile Gulch Trail #9854, located in the Lynx Lake Recreation Area, follows the ridge above Seven Mile Gulch. There are panoramic views of the San Francisco Peaks to the north, Prescott Valley to the northeast, Lynx Lake and Lynx Creek drainage to the east, and Spruce Mountain to the south. Seven Mile Tank, nestled among pine and Gambel oak, lies roughly 1.5 miles from the trailhead. There may be substantial water here at certain times of the year. Take time to admire the wildflowers and to look for hummingbirds and butterflies. Lucky visitors may see deer or signs of other wildlife that water at this tank. From the tank, this trail ascends a steep rocky slope that is covered in scrub oak and manzanita. There are nice views of the granite dells surrounding Watson Lake. This trail is generally wide and rocky, and some sections may be eroded. Please use caution. This trail connects with Ranch Trail #62 and Watershed Trail #299.

Motorized vehicles must be less than 50” wide. This is a multiple use trail. Please be considerate of other users. There is no reliable drinking water along the trail. There have been ongoing issues with illegal trail development in this area. To report violations, call (928)777-5700.

Lynx Lake Recreation Area Brochure (1,020 KB)

At a Glance

Fees: No
Open Season: Spring - Fall
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: Approximately 20 minutes from Prescott, AZ
Water: Not available. Surface water should be treated.

General Information

Directions:

Travel east on Hwy 69 to Walker Road. Turn right onto Walker Road and travel 1.9 miles to the trailhead on the right. Parking is good. Road conditions are paved.


General Notes:
  • Connecting trails: Ranch Trail #62, Watershed Trail #299
  • Maps:
    • USGS Map: 7.5’ quad for Prescott
    • Prescott National Forest Map, west half
  • Average hiking time: 1.5 hours, one way

Activities

Mountain Biking

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Difficulty Level: Difficult

Day Hiking

  • A steep but rewarding hike in the Lynx Lake Recreation Area. This trail is open to motorized use. Please use caution when hiking.
Difficulty Level: Difficult

Horse Riding

  • This steep, rocky trail in the Lynx Lake Recreation Area connects with Trail #299 and Trail #62. This trail is open to motorized use. Please use caution.
Difficulty Level: Difficult

OHV Trail Riding

  • This steep, rocky trail in the Lynx Lake Recreation Area connects with Trail #299 and Trail #62. This trail is open to non-motorized use as well. Please use caution.
Difficulty Level: Difficult

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
3.1 miles

  Elevation : 
6,684 feet