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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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Easy walk with water and rock formations.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Janesville, Wisconsin
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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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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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Prescott, Arizona
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

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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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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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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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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