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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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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... read more

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

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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Prescott, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is an old railroad grade converted to a trail. Parking at both ends, with the north end at a lower elevation than the south end. Connects with Prescott Valley as well. Gentle grades. One portion drops off and leads to the west side of the lake. It is shady and my grandchildren really like this portion. We use it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Plenty of parking, $2 fee. Clean restrooms. Wide walking trail, great for bikes. Beautiful view of Watson Lake and the Cottonwood trees.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

trail use to be the old rail line Great for mountain biking and walking. we did a two hour bike ride and weather was nice. We did our trip early in the mourning. great trip.. !! check it out.

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Elephant Butte, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Very nice, level, easy hike. The first part is nothing spectacular, although pretty, but when you begin to glimpse those famed granite dells.....oh my! Don't forget your camera! Yes, there is a small fee to park......well worth it! Go early in the day in the heat of summer. We started out at about 10am and when that high noon sun... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The 5.2 mile Peavine trail (one way) begins just south of Watson Lake. We actually accessed the trail from the Point of Rocks Campground on Route 89, a bit west of Watson Lake. I would highly recommend this campground if you are intending to bike/hike the Peavine. About a mile into the trail you see the Granite Dells; this is... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Fun hiking area on flat land. It is very hot in the summer as there is no shade. I enjoy hiking this trail in the winter. You can see old train tracks and artifacts. There are beautiful dells in the area and one can walk between Prescott and Prescott Valley.

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Lots of interesting individuals to be found on this easy hike - a Prescott Granite Dells treasure! Great for an easy bike ride or photo shoot, too.

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