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Hike Prescott Hiking Trails
We are going to be in Prescott for 4th of July Weekend and want to do some hiking before the party starts Saturday afternoon. Anyone have any ideas? I'd like it to be less than 4 hours and moderate level. Scenery would be a bonus.

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sorry no specifics on trails, but you might check out the area around Lynx Lake
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My daughter took me to frog falls when I visited her in Prescott. try googling it b/c I can't remember the names of the streets, but it was easy to get to and not very far to drive or hike. Pretty place. d
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I found this one:
http://www.cityofprescott.net/servic.../trails/?id=57

Looks to be scenic and interesting with the dam there.

Any idea how far south (from prescott) on the Senator Highway one needs to travel to see some old mining equipment?
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Hey Eric! How are things going?

Here is a trail I've been looking into. Its actually a couple of short trails that link together to make a six mile loop. It's called Yeager Canyon.
http://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=586

I'll do a little more research and will get back to you about other trails. Maybe I can join you? I would make a day trip out of it. I've been hiking like crazy! Did Humphreys last weekend and was in Yosemite a couple of weeks ago. Yosemite is paradise! I might go back again before end of summer.
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Joedokes, there is a trail system that connects Prescott to Prescott Valley called the Iron King/Peavine Trail. Depending on where you start it is up to 7 miles one way on an old railroad right-of-way. From the Prescott end you start at the bottom of Prescott Lakes Parkway and Sun Dog Ranch Rd. near the Animal Shelter and walk east along Watson Lake and into the Granite Dells. From the Prescott Valley side you start at the trailhead off Glassford Hill Rd. and Tuscany Way and walk west up a gentle 3 mile slope and enter the Granite Dells from the east side. There is a third trailhead off Hwy 89 but there is a lot of construction going on there.

http://www.pvaz.net/Index.aspx?page=435

A second choice would be around the Lynx Lake area off Walker Rd. You get to it by turning south of Hwy 69 onto Walker Rd. near Costco. There are a lot of trails in the hills and around the lake for hiking.

http://www.arizonafishingholes.com/lynx-lake.php

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A second choice would be around the Lynx Lake area off Walker Rd. You get to it by turning south of Hwy 69 onto Walker Rd. near Costco. There are a lot of trails in the hills and around the lake for hiking.

I grew up spending summers around Lynx Lake. Loved that place. There were tons of trails, mines, dams and land. A lot of it has been built/closed. We had a place just above Potato Patch. You cannot even get to our little lake as an owner bought it and put a damn fence all the way around it.
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Grunt, I've only known that area for the last year. There was still enough trail to kick my butt on a mtn. bike last summer. There are still trails around the lake and between the camping sites. Also a restaurant at the NW end of the lake. Never been to the restaurant but I hear it's not bad.
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Thanks everyone for the tips. I think I've decided on the Watson Dam and Watson Flume Loop. I'll post some pics of it, but the online photos look nice.
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Haven't hiked those trails, but have explored Watson Lake and even rented a canoe there once. The granite rocks there are awesome. Take lots of pics!
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