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Mount Tritle via FR 52B, AZ

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Difficulty 2.5 of 5
Distance Round Trip 3.9 miles
Trailhead Elevation 7,170 feet
Elevation Gain 900 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,240 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 10.1
Interest Peak
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Photos Viewed All Mine Following
13  2018-09-15
Davis - Union - Tritle - Spruce
6  2018-09-15
Davis - Union - Tritle - Spruce
13  2018-09-15
Davis - Union - Tritle - Spruce
6  2017-07-08
Mount Tritle
16  2016-09-23
Mount Tritle
14  2016-07-02
Spruce-Davis-Union-Tritle Shuttle
24  2016-04-24 AZHiker456
62  2016-01-02
Mount Tritle New Year Weekend Snow Hike
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Preferred   May, Oct, Sep, Apr
Sun  7:33am - 5:51pm
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Overview: This hike follows Forest Road 52B and FR 9403C up the south slope of Mount Tritle, to its 7782 foot summit. Along the way, one can enjoy spectacular views of the rugged western slope of the Bradshaw Mountains, cool forest, and old mines. This hike can be used as a connector between Mount Tritle and Mount Union.

The hike begins on FR 52B, continues up FR 9403C to the crest of Mount Tritle's western ridge, then turns east to climb to the summit of Mount Tritle, where one can enjoy an awesome 360 degree view. Driving as far as Mount Tritle's western ridge is possible, but not recommended, as a flipped over vehicle along the road can attest to.

    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.

    Permit $$

    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
    FR / Jeep Road - Car possible when dry

    To hike
    From the highway 69/highway 89 junction in Prescott, head west on Gurley Street to the stoplight at Mount Vernon Street. Turn left (south) on Mount Vernon Street (a.k.a. the Senator Highway), and drive approximately 12.9 miles to the turnoff for FR 52B on the right (FR 52B is 0.4 miles past the signed turnoff for Poland Road). Follow FR 52B (jeep road-car possible when dry at this point) for 0.4 miles to a signed road juntion in a saddle. Parking here is recommended, unless you have a high clearance vehicle. The road sign at the saddle indicates Lookout Mountain to the left, and Mount Tritle/Davis Dunkirk Mine to the right. Turn right, and go downhill toward Mount Tritle/Davis Dunkirk Mine. One can drive further on FR 52B, but the road becomes steeper, rockier, and narrower as it climbs the peak, eventually becoming a trail.

    Coordinates of the road junction in the saddle: 34.40979 N, -112.44236 W
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