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



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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 & Camping

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Areas & Activities
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Equestrian Opportunities

Opportunities for Equestrians

Day Hiking Opportunities

Day Hiking Opportunities

Backpacking Opoortunities

Backpacking Opportunities

Mountain Biking Opportunities

Mountain Biking Opportunities

OHV Opportunities

OHV Opportunities