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Prescott Peavine National Recreation Trail

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Address: Hwy 89A at Side Road, Prescott, AZ
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Good hike, great views, with history along the way

The gravel trail is wide and well marked. You'll see in a couple places parts of the old railway P, P, & SF Railway. On dry days and several days after rain or snow, you can... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Perry L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gravel trail is wide and well marked. You'll see in a couple places parts of the old railway P, P, & SF Railway. On dry days and several days after rain or snow, you can wear gym shoes. Otherwise, boots are advised. The trail also connects to several other trails around Watson Lake, so you can go several times... More 

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Clio, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

An interesting trail used by dog walkers, hikers, mountain bikers, and strollers ( that is a slow and easy pace, not the carts for kids).

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Temecula, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Have not traveled the whole trail, but have used it to connect to other trails around Watson Lake, a $2 parking fee (free on Wednesday) is all it takes..... this trail is wide and very shareable with mountain bikes..... I have covered about three miles of the trail from the trailhead north and taken a beautiful trail, Lakeshore, around part... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This is an easy trail - very flat. There is no shade so it is better on cool days. At first the view isn't great (dump and police training area) but it gets better.

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VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

My wife and I had a nice walk on the Peavine Trail in mid-October. We started at the south end and walked north. Very scenic after you get about a half mile or so in. A good address to enter into your GPS for the parking lot at the south end is 1625 Sundog Ranch Road, Prescott, AZ 86301. That... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

I overnighted in Prescott on my way home and decided to hike about for the early part of the day. The Peavine trail showed up in the tour guide I had. Found parking off of the 89 and walked the trail north. It's pretty exposed, so slap on lots of lotion and use a cap. At first the trail follows... More 

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

One of many very good hiking/biking paths in the Prescott area. If you park off of 89A take it at least to the junction of the Iron King Trial and read about the past railroads that used to meet at the junction of the two trails.

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Germantown, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

The trail itself is very easy- flat and wide. The area is gorgeous. Huge boulders and breathtaking views of Lake Watson. We turned around at mile marker 2 as we only wanted a 4 mile hike and views of the lake. This was a nice break from the heat in the south-20 degrees cooler. Parking was $2 by machine. I... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We went out on the main trail which used to be where the railroad ran - so this is flat and straight, making for easy walking. At the one mile marker, you can go off this and hike along the lake front trail - it is a bit more moderate but nothing that stopped any of us aging baby boomers.... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is a gorgeous walk or bike ride through the beautiful Dells, formed by lava tubes when the volcano between Prescott and Prescott Valley exposed. If you like long-distance hiking you can hike over to Prescott Valley on this trail and see a few antelope, deer, grazing cattle and horses and if you are early, maybe a bobcat or two.

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