Thumb Butte Trail 33

Thumb Butte Trail 33, Prescott: Hours, Address, Thumb Butte Trail 33 Reviews: 4.5/5

Thumb Butte Trail 33
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LoveTravel557879
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Couples
This is a nice 1 to 1.5 hour hike, depending on your pace to walk the 2 mile loop trail. It is about a 10 minute drive from downtown Prescott. Take West Gurley Street, which turns into Thumb Butte Road to the parking area at Thumb Butte Recreation Area. The trailhead is across the street from parking. There are restroom facilities in parking area. This is also a fee area ($5/day) unless you have the annual national park or Senior pass. Trail #33 is an easy hike (if you are an occasional hiker) with some elevation gain and overlook views. Part of the trail is paved.
Written February 15, 2020
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ManitouExpert
Manitou Springs, CO318 contributions
You can see Thumb Butte from all over Prescott. The trail is only a short drive to a nice Forest Service parking lot. The trail is a big loop but the day we were there we went up and back due to snow and ice on the trail. The part of the trail we were on was mostly paved with asphalt. Which was fine. I expect we will hike this again next year.
Written February 9, 2020
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Gary B
Prescott, AZ206 contributions
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Thumb Butte is about 2.5 miles west of downtown Prescott, an dis located in Prescott National Forest. A large parking area is located just north of the main trailhead, and costs $5 per vehicle, except on Wednesdays. Those holding Golden Age or Yearly passes do not need to pay.
There are two main trails. The east trail is steeper and therefore more challenging. The west trail, being gradual, allows families with small children and older seniors to enjoy the manzanita and pine forest at a more leisurely pace. There are several informational signs, relative to flora and fauna of the area, along the trails. A creekside trail follows Indian Creek and Miller Creek, as well and can be accessed from the west trail. In addition, Thumb Butte is connected to the Prescott Circle Trail, which is comprised of several trails along the outer perimeter of the city of Prescott.
Written February 8, 2016
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CACTUSPETEAZ
Prescott, Arizona97 contributions
Friends
If you are going to hike all the way around the trail, hike to the right first. It is gentler and you get the steeper paved trail coming down the hill from the mountain at the end. It makes it a much easier hike.
Written January 10, 2018
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JHM231
Connecticut177 contributions
Friends
This trail is mostly paved or at least has good footing, but it does have steep sections. I believe going to the right when you ascend is better than starting on the left, in terms of steepness. There are gorgeous views all along the trail and I absolutely enjoyed our visit. Took a bit over one hour with stopping time. Multiple places to take photos and experience blooming cacti!!
Written June 19, 2017
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Al S
112 contributions
Couples
This is a great, well maintained trail that gets you into the forest and nice views. The trail is well maintained and you cannot get lost. Well sign posted throughout. It is a loop so you can go left or right. The right side is less of a grade at the onset than the left. The left side has some switchbacks and steps so you will huff and puff. The parking area has a 5 buck day use fee but so worth it - the forest will love you for it too. Plenty of parking too so not an issue. It is also right on the road so car will be safe. Enjoy!
Written May 19, 2016
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Ralph D
Prescott, AZ286 contributions
Friends
There are 3 trails to reach the saddle, a steep paved trail,center trail and 326 witch connects with 33. Great views of downtown to the East, San Francisco peaks near Flagstaff to the North and Granite Mt. to the Northwest. To walk up one trail and come down another takes is about a 1 hour hike and moderate.
Written September 3, 2014
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49thstatetraveler
Anchorage, AK92 contributions
Couples
This is a quick hike that pays off with a great view across Prescott. Take the trail counter clockwise (go right at the start) for a gradual uphill climb. Steeper climb if you go the other way. Coming up the backside when you get almost to the top you suddenly get the view. Worth the walk up. Maybe an hour round trip if you walk fast and don’t stop to enjoy the views.
Written November 1, 2019
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leaflady
Prescott, AZ17 contributions
Couples
Thumb Butte is THE iconic trail in Prescott. If you are visiting or new to the area it is a must do. I recommend going up the steep side (on your left as you ascend) and coming down the less steep side. And don't forget your boots and some water!
Written March 31, 2019
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Debkb1
52 contributions
Couples
This is more of a climb up a dirt path or paved path, depending on which way you go. The most stunning views are at the top and along the paved path to the left. We went up the right path and down the left path. I believe this is the most scenic option. Going up can be difficult for older individuals but can be done if you take your time. My husband is 65, not a hiker and, with several rest stops, he made it to the top. Many places to stop and rest. Nice little climb for all fitness levels.
Written July 10, 2018
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