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Twin Peaks Trail #240 - Prescott NF, AZ

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Difficulty 3.5 of 5
Route Finding 4 of 5
Distance One Way 8.95 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,963 feet
Elevation Gain -2,091 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,437 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 13.74
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21  2018-02-10
Twin Peaks #240 - Castle Creek #239 Loop
30  2018-02-10
Twin Peaks #240 - Castle Creek #239 Loop
16  2018-02-10
Twin Peaks #240 - Castle Creek #239 Loop
22  2014-09-20
Algonquin - Horsethief Cyn - Twin Peaks Loop
27  2010-06-10
Castle Creek Trail #239
22  2010-06-02 The_Eagle
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Preferred   Apr, Oct, Mar, Nov
Sun  7:07am - 6:19pm
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5 Alternative
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Kentuck Trail #217 - Prescott NF
0.4 mi away
2.5 mi
704 ft
Horsethief Canyon Trail #30
0.6 mi away
2.2 mi
130 ft
Coal Camp Spring Trail #203
1.2 mi away
2.0 mi
33 ft
East Fort Trail #31 - Prescott NF
East Fort Trail #31 - Prescott NF
1.5 mi away
2.1 mi
388 ft
Horse Thief Lake Trail
Horse Thief Lake Trail
1.5 mi away
0.6 mi
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Recreation Trail #201
1.6 mi away
1.5 mi
308 ft
Tiptop Trail #234
Tiptop Trail #234
1.6 mi away
2.7 mi
70 ft
Jim Creek Trail #235
1.8 mi away
3.0 mi
111 ft
Willow Creek Trail #236 - Prescott NF
2.0 mi away
3.5 mi
220 ft
South Fort - Castle Creek Wilderness
South Fort - Castle Creek Wilderness
2.2 mi away
1.7 mi
390 ft
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Twin Peaks Trail #240 - Prescott NF is a 8.95 mile one way hike with 1,437 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 30 miles south-southeast of Prescott Arizona. April and October are the best months to enjoy this hike.

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    Prescott Forest
    Prescott National Forest Pass

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

    Map Drive

    To hike
    The FS lists 3 trailheads in the Horsethief basin Recreation area. From I-17, exit at Bumblebee and take FR 259 to Crown King (27 Mi). From Crown King take FR 52 south-southeast for 7.5 miles to the Turney Gulch Campground turnoff (52F). Proceed 0.25 miles north past the campground. Low clearance should park here; parking for 5 vehicles. From here FR52F becomes 4WD or High clearance for 0.5 miles to the trailhead.. FR 52 and 52F are graded dirt roads suitable for most vehicles in fair weather. (I'd recommend high clearance) - At the waste water treatment facility just north of Turney Gulch campground - Behind the summer home area 0.25 mile NE of the campground. - FR 52, 1.1 miles east of the campground (easiest to access) - The trail can also be accessed from a forth trailhead, located on the eastern end of this trail at the bottom of the mountains. This appears to be a much shorter drive (8 miles) vs. the approx 34 miles vs. Crown King and also lower in elevation 3000' vs 6200'. This is actually the TH for the Castle Creek #239. Here's the waypoint, N34 11.196 W112 12.437. The road getting there was 4x4 in 2013, 2.5 miles before the TH was as close as high clearance got us.
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