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Prescott Peavine National Recreation Trail

Address: Hwy 89A at Side Road, Prescott, AZ
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Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
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Prescott, Arizona, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The raised beds are still there along with 1 Peavine Rail sign. This was a spur line from Phoenix up to Prescott, then Skull Valley. It originally was part of the mining ore transportation, then brought families from Phoenix up to Prescott for the summer.

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Prescott, Arizona
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The entire trail out and back is 11.8 miles (not 6 as stated in some reviews), but there is nothing saying you can't turn around and go back at any point. There are also more scenic (and difficult) trails branching off along the way. The main "trail" is basically a dirt road which is almost flat, and from the south... More 

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89 reviews 89 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Was visiting Prescott and decided on the combination of the Peavine trail with the Iron King 'extension' for my long run. I wanted something mainstream yet scenic, in the hills but not too difficult. The Peavine/Iron King Trail combo was perfect! Nice wide flat trail that is obviously maintained. There is a porta potty at the Y in the Peavine... More 

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Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My wife and I did this ride round trip as our first "off road" ride. The grade is mild, the surface one step below paved, and the scenery is beautiful. We started out a bit late for early August and did not take enough water but that was our poor planning not the trail. Like many comments here, the first... More 

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Wytheville, Va.
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I had a little trouble finding the northern end. Being from the east coast, the terrain and plant life was different and a treat. I came to ride it because I was trying to ride all the Hall of Fame Trails. I hope to return next year to spend more time on some of the other trails.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed this hike along an old rail bed. Walked through a tree tunnel, skirted by the Granite Dell's near Watson lake, and even heard the geese honking. Though the beginning of the hike passes by the city services yard, you will barely notice it since the riparian area on the other side of the trail will keep your head turning... More 

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Peavine National Recreation Trail is a lovely hike. The trail is well maintained, and travels along lakes and boulders. I used to walk dogs for the Yavapai Humane Society on Peavine Trail. However, the trail is clean and dogs are on leashes. Part of the trail follows the route of railroad tracks that brought trains to Prescott from Flagstaff... More 

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Prescott, AZ
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Level enough for the grand-kids, long enough for runners and joggers, hills towards Prescott Valley and then there is the lake. Geocaching now as well. Good place to ride a bicycle as well as hike and jig. Rest rooms are a plus.

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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I've loved walking on this trail for years. Really enjoy seeing people walk dogs from the local humane society. Lots of room on the wide trail for walking 2 or 3 abreast with dogs. Despite dogs there are still lots of birds, both woodland and water.

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Prescott, Arizona
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We love to do the Peavine trail by Watson Lake. The scenic trail is so beautiful, we never get tired of it. We had to try out the new little bit they added last winter, and it was even more fun. You can hike, bike, or ride your horse here.

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