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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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Great biking

This old rail-bed has been converted to a 4.5 mile hiking/biking trail. It has great views of Watson Lake and the boulders of the Granite Dells.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Redmond, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This old rail-bed has been converted to a 4.5 mile hiking/biking trail. It has great views of Watson Lake and the boulders of the Granite Dells.

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Prescott, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Started the trail nice and early, lots of really pleasant folks all along the journey. Very well maintained, lots of wonderful spots to stop for pictures. I was running, so much to see. Lots of bicycles also. Everybody appeared to have a very fun time. Such great views of Watson lake, you get to see the other side. I even... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We stopped here on a whim. It's 2.00 bucks to park and walk around. We did some hiking and climbed among the rocks. It's really pretty. There are not many restrooms around the park though. We had to treck a ways to get to the only one we saw. It's neat place to see something different.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We got to prescott the 1st week of March and the tri-cities were dry but the trail trees still had snow and you could see the snow melt and drip from the bent branches. The trails were beautiful and we still hiked even with the snow, Just a couple of inches but the weather was still nice. It's worth the... More 

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The main trail is probably the nicest all-weather trail in Prescott, and even if it rains the trail doesn't turn into mud. Although the trail has great views of Watson Lake and the Dells, there is no shade most of the way. One of the side trails does have some nice big trees that give some shade. If you are... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This trail is perfect for bikes and good for hikers/walkers. My husband and I parked a car at each end of the trail and hiked with our dog. Since the trail is nice and flat, I would recommend biking it, not hiking/walking. There is a lot of history on this trail, so be sure to stop and read the plaques.... More 

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We did the hike or rather walk from the trailhead at Sundog Ranch Rd. There is a spacious paved parking area here. There is a $2.00/vehicle charge to park here. There are also bathrooms here with no other bathrooms along this 5.5 mile trail. We checked several sites for directions to this trailhead. Different sites had different directions. If you... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

An awesome place to see some of the beauty in Prescott is the old Railroad line on the Peavine Trail. Starting from the Sundog Ranch road entrance, pay the $2.00 parking fee and either hike or bike along the trail along side Watson Lake and experience the granite wonder along the way. The trails goes for miles and either ends... More 

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Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This time we left the bikes at home and walked the Peavine and Lakeside trails after snow had fallen in Prescott. The walk was great, although our idea was shared by many other couples, and families. The dusting of snow added a new dimension to this familiar trail. I would recommend using the lakeside side trail to get closer to... More 

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Prescott, Arizona, United States
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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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