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Prescott National Forest
Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Aug 14th to TBD
From the trail head 64 sign walk .17 miles to the creek. The path is pretty well traveled and marked. Right after crossing there will be a fork. Stay left at fork, walk about 20 yards and then go right at next fork. At .25 miles you will cross back over the creek. The trail is easily noticeable once you cross. At .46 miles you'll come to another fork and you'll find yourself at what I believe is an old military fort or stage coach stop from Camp Verde to Prescott. The remains of the rock fence that surrounded the compound stand around the perimeter. Huge trees surround the area.
When done looking at the ruins, stay right at the fork at the start of the ruins. You'll pass under some huge trees. At about 40 yards from the ruins and at the final fork under the trees, stay left. Walk about 15 yards to the creek. You'll find some nice big rocks to sit on and listen to the creek flow if it's a time during a snow melt in early Spring or after monsoon storms in Fall. You can also walk up and down the creek for a little bit each way.
Be careful when making your return trip. Although short, this is one of those hikes that looks a lot different on the way back. It's easy to take a wrong turn at a fork or start walking up a dry creek or run-off area from a mountain.
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