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Thumb Butte Trail 33

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Great Spot for a hike when visiting Prescott

This is a great spot for a hike. It is very close to Prescott though you will want to drive to the... read more

Reviewed May 24, 2019
Prescott, Arizona
Beautiful View

Great little stop for a couple pics and to get some exercise. Plenty of parking and safe. Wold... read more

Reviewed April 13, 2019
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Prescott National Forest, Prescott, AZ 86303
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Reviewed May 24, 2019

This is a great spot for a hike. It is very close to Prescott though you will want to drive to the parking area, where there is a fee. You have a choice of hiking straight up or winding around (recommended). Pretty area, nice views,...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019

Great little stop for a couple pics and to get some exercise. Plenty of parking and safe. Wold return .

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 31, 2019

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...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank leaflady
Reviewed March 21, 2019 via mobile

It takes me about 1 hour to hike the loop. Right side is steady incline on dirt & Left side is steep on paved trail til the top.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Keshia A
Reviewed March 12, 2019

One can make a 3 mile hike or extend it to 6 miles depending on your route. The first part is a fairly steep incline rising about 250 in a half mile. Wednesdays is free parking in the parking lot adjacent to the trail head....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed March 9, 2019 via mobile

The trip up to the right trail is best, to descend go on trail to left. Great views and somewhat strenuous trail.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

This is close to Prescott and can be hiked fairly quickly. Hiking up the left, paved side at a brisk pace will give you a great workout. Conversely, you can take your time on the right side and enjoy the process. Either way there are...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed February 10, 2019 via mobile

Took on the Thumb Butte trail during an extended period of rain, snow and cold. It’s a great trail and view for a short trek. But the steep side to the left is paved with black top all the way up, with guard rails at...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank cndrocks
Reviewed November 28, 2018

Medium difficult hike as far as steepness but part was actually paved. Worth it for the view! You don't need to go all the way to the peak for the scenic 360 views.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 15, 2018

I enjoy coming up to Prescott and hiking this trail. I take the left side up as it is more challenging than the right. It takes about an hour but is a good cardio workout.

Date of experience: November 2018
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debbie p
May 3, 2019|
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Response from Robert S | Reviewed this property |
I usually go up the steeper paved trail first then go around and down the less steep dirt trail back to the parking lot. However there are about 3-4 trails in and around Thumb Butte. The hike can be done in either direction... More
November 29, 2018|
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Response from onthelooselive | Reviewed this property |
Short - between 2 & 2.5 miles rt
October 1, 2017|
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Response from Sharon N | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I did not see this earlier. It is not open at the top, but the view all the way up, as far as you can go are spectacular