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Thumb Butte Bypass Trail #326, AZ

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Difficulty 2 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance One Way 3 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,711 feet
Elevation Gain 664 feet
Accumulated Gain 706 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 5.35
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20  2018-05-12
Mount Francis - Williams - Thumb Butte Loop
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10  2018-02-05
Thumb Butte Trail #33
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15  2017-05-06
Mt Francis - Williams Peak - Thumb Butte Loop
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23  2017-05-06
Mt Francis - Williams Peak - Thumb Butte Loop
joebartels
17  2014-05-23
Thumb Butte Trail #33
kingsnake
13  2010-06-23
Thumb Butte Trails North
MEWhiteman
1  2010-05-17
Thumb Butte South Area Loop
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Sun  7:02am - 5:27pm
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Thumb Butte Trail #33
Thumb Butte Trail #33
0.0 mi away
2.0 mi
613 ft
Thumb Butte South Area Loop
Thumb Butte South Area Loop
0.0 mi away
9.6 mi
1,850 ft
Watertower Loop
0.1 mi away
2.1 mi
156 ft
Watertower Trail #315
0.1 mi away
0.7 mi
136 ft
Pine Lakes Trail #316
0.1 mi away
1.5 mi
West Trail #318
0.3 mi away
1.5 mi
265 ft
Thumb Connect Trail #314
0.6 mi away
0.3 mi
41 ft
Miller Creek Trail #367
Miller Creek Trail #367
0.8 mi away
0.7 mi
68 ft
Garden Grove Trail #392
0.8 mi away
1.5 mi
420 ft
Butte Connection Trail #323
1.0 mi away
0.7 mi
1 ft
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Thumb Butte Bypass Trail #326 is part of a network of trails serving the Thumb Butte area. This trail begins in well-shaded pine forest and briefly meanders along the southern bank of Miller Creek before turning sharply and continuing uphill. As this trail climbs into higher country it enters more open terrain and there are some lovely views of the surrounding hills and valleys. At its far end, the trail meets up with Potts Creek Trail #327.

Thumb Butte Bypass Trail #326 connects with several other trails, which can be combined in different ways to create a variety of loops. One popular route, open to hikers only, is to travel on Trail #326 to its junction with Thumb Butte Spur Trail #314, and then take Trail #314 to the top of Thumb Butte Trail #33. The views from here are spectacular. Hikers can return to the parking area on either leg of Trail #33. This loop is approximately 2.7 miles long. Another route, available to all non-motorized users, is to take this trail to Garden Grove Trail #392. Trail #392 winds downhill to Miller Creek Trail #367, which provides a truly beautiful passage back along Miller Creek to the lower portion of Trail #326. This loop covers roughly 3.7 miles.


This trail is open to hikers, horseback riders, and mountain bicyclists. Please be considerate of other users--slow down and know when to yield the trail. Portions of the trail pass through areas where there are many standing snags. Please watch for falling trees and use extra caution in windy conditions.

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    One-Way Notice
    This hike is listed as One-Way.

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    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 $$
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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.


    Directions
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    To hike
    From downtown Prescott, travel west on Gurley Street (becomes Thumb Butte Road) for 3.4 miles to the Thumb Butte Picnic Area, on the right. The trail begins across the road from the picnic area, just west of Thumb Butte Trail #33. Please note that there is no horse trailer parking in the recreation area. Horseback riders can access Trail #326 farther up Thumb Butte Road via Miller Creek Trail #367, but parking here is limited. Road conditions are paved.
    page created by joebartels on Nov 16 2012 2:24 pm
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