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Yankee Doodle Trail #284, AZ
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 Prescott - South
Difficulty ?    Route Finding
Distance One Way 11.15 miles
Trailhead Elevation 7,118 feet
Elevation Gain -1,625 feet
Accumulated Gain 2,476 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 19.4
Interest Peak
Author Unregistered
Descriptions 3,873
Routes 0
Photos 0
Trips 248 map ( 429 miles )
Age ?
Rated Viewed All Mine Friends
8  2015-05-30
Dandrea - Yankee Doodle -
10  2015-05-30
Dandrea - Yankee Doodle -
10  2015-05-30
Dandrea - Mt Union - Yank
The Eagle
21  2014-07-05
Yankee Doodle Eastern Loo
The Eagle
19  2014-07-05
Yankee Doodle Eastern Loo
joe bartels
4  2014-06-28
Bradshaws - Davis Union a
10  2014-06-28
Bradshaws: Davis Union Sp
10  2014-06-28
Bradshaws: Davis Union Sp
15  2014-06-07
The Eagle
13  2014-06-07
Spruce Davis Union Tritle
joe bartels
6  2014-05-30
Mount Union
11  2014-05-28
Mount Union
trekkin gecko
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Trailhead Forecast
Historical Weather
Forest Prescott
Official Route
Alternative Routes
Nearby Hikes Area Water Sources
direct air miles away to trailhead
1.2  Dandrea Trail #285
1.2  Mount Davis
1.2  Mount Union
1.5  Isabella Trail #377
1.5  Isabella Loop
2.2  Charcoal Kiln Trail #303
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by Unregistered

Overview: Yankee Doodle Trail #284 is one of the longest trails on the Prescott National Forest. It ascends Longfellow Ridge, and follows along the top for several miles. This part of the Bradshaw Mountains is remote and scenic, thickly forested with ponderosa pine. As this trail travels north, it continues to gain elevation, cresting Yankee Doodle Peak and skirting the west face of Moscow Peak, before approaching Mount Union. At 7,979' Mount Union is the highest point in the Bradshaw Mountains, as well as in Yavapai County. A short trail coming off of the Yankee Doodle Trail #284 leads to the picnic area and fire lookout tower on top of the peak. Travelers may visit the lookout when it is manned. Not surprisingly, the views from this high point are spectacular. This trail continues down the other side of Mount Union where ponderosa pine, fir, and Gambel oak stand tall among a dense carpet of grasses and wildflowers. This area, high in the mountains, is home to a wonderful array of songbirds.

This trail is open to hikers, horses, mountain bikes, and OHVs. Please use caution and watch for other users. Motorized vehicles may not exceed 50" in width, and are prohibited on the portion of trail that ascends Mount Union between Forest Road 261 and Dandrea Trail #285. Sections of this trail are steep and rocky. There is no dependable source of water along this trail--please come prepared.

***For those without 4wd: Yankee Doodle Trail can also be accessed along the Senator Highway, near the Orofino Mine, one mile east of Palace Station***

Source: Prescott NF


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    Map Drive
    Sun5:21am - 7:46pm
    Preferred Apr, Nov, Mar, Oct
    RoadStrictly 4x4
    Permit $$

    Prescott National Forest Pass
    Only trailheads with six "amenities" have fees. Amenities are picnic tables, trash, toilet, parking, interpretive signing and security.

    Directions To hike
    Southern Trailhead: From its intersection with Gurley Street, travel south on Mt Vernon Street as it becomes Senator Highway (also FR 52). Proceed 16.7 miles to the junction with Bodie Mine Road (also FR 82). Make a slight right onto Bodie Mine Road and travel 2.3 miles to 82A. Turn left onto 82A and proceed 3.2 miles to the trailhead on the left. Parking is poor. 4WD recommended on FR 82 and FR 82A.
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.
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