Prescott Circle Trail

This 54-mile, non-motorized trail is a success story of citizen participation, inter-agency cooperation, and patient determination.  Twenty-five years in the making, all but 1.5 miles of the trail are now complete giving hikers, backpackers, horse riders, and mountain bicyclists a route that crosses Prescott National Forest, City of Prescott, Yavapai County, and state lands. The trail skirts Watson, Willow, and Goldwater Lakes, cuts through Granite Dells, and offers close-up views of Granite Mountain and Thumb Butte.  

Trail Map (238 KB PDF)

Prescott Circle Trail Video

AllTrails Prescott Circle Trail Segments

For more information:

City of Prescott

Yavapai Trails Association

Arizona Republic Article May 22, 2015


Mountain Biking

Easy to moderate mountain biking opportunity.

Day Hiking

This 54-mile trail is made up of numerous shorter segments which offer excellent day hiking opportunities.


Excellent backpacking opportunity near the City of Prescott.

Horse Riding

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities