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Circle Connection Trail #322, AZ

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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Distance One Way 0.51 miles
Trailhead Elevation 6,228 feet
Elevation Gain -98 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 0.67
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15  2018-08-25
Prescott Circle Trail - Trail #393
kingsnake
10  2017-10-28
Prescott Circle Trail - Act 2
joebartels
13  2017-10-28
Prescott Circle Trail - Act 2
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15  2017-10-28
Prescott Circle Trail - Act 2
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author avatar Guides 16,882
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Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
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Overview: Circle Connection Trail #322 travels half a mile through a quiet stand of ponderosa pine. Part of the Prescott Circle Trail, this trail serves as a bridge between Garden Grove Trail #392 and Potts Creek Trail #327. This trail also provides a connection between Trail #327 and Thumb Butte Bypass Trail #326.

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2012-11-16

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    Most recent Triplog Reviews
    Circle Connection Trail #322
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    Prescott Circle Trail - Act 2
    Hike 104 with Denny and 274 with Joe had us on Act 2 of 3 for us on the Prescott Circle Trail.

    Perfect weather and many first time trails for me.
    All of these trails for the most part are impeccably kept.

    Javelina #322 starts on a nice smooth ole road that meanders through the pines and an old homestead.

    Garden Grove #392 is much better in the spring with the trickling creek next to you, but is still very nice.

    Potts Creek 327 and Cold Springs 393, both have some real pretty areas, especially around the Camp Stein area.

    Aspen Creek trail #48 is a gentle climb through the pines getting to the Wolverton Mountain Trail #9415.

    We went up the spur road to the Wolverton Summit. It affords some great views of the surrounding areas.
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    Getting to the Wolverton Summit was a little bit of a bushwhack for us. It appears on Sat. view , that someone has cut another option that we SHOULD have tried, but thought was going in the wrong north direction off the peak.

    I've been on Goldwater Lake Trail #396 numerous times and I'll be back to that one. Just a beautiful walk through the hillsides with tons of shady pines, smooth roller coaster trails, and views of the lakes. It's a fun area to explore if you get a chance. It will not be without people though, for those of you that dislike humanity.
    Circle Connection Trail #322
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    Prescott Circle Trail - Act 2
    As always trail segments above are in the order hiked. After an initial trailhead photo I did not take another worthy candidate until 12 miles into the hike midway through Wolverton Mountain Trail #396. Which was off the official trail on a short scratchy jaunt to the summit of the namesake. Which had a nice bench for our lunch.

    Garden Grove Trail #392 & Aspen Creek Trail #48 nurtured my higher ranking in late spring when water flowed in the creeks. Still a nice forest stroll anytime.

    Goldwater Lake Trail #396
    The highlight of the day, possibly the entire circle trail. If you live for best of, lack time or really don't care for the hiking part of hiking this is your ticket. Well at least the eastern half anyhow. Easy rolling trails, pines galore with happy oaks and lake views to tickle your fancy.

    Synopsis
    I enjoyed the hike in full with fab company. The short side trip up Wolverton was worthy. Autumn appeared to be singing high notes a week earlier. 56.9 ounces of water was 4-8 short but close enough. Ending a 21 mile hike with a 1.8 lb pack is pretty sweet. Keep reaching for the stars @te_wa! Okay I cheated... Thx to Denny for carrying my long sleeve shirt after it warmed up. We saw a good variety out recreating along the trail!

    Foliage
    tail end of what looked to be a great display of primarily gambel oak

    Permit $$
    no fees or permits reported

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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.


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    To hike
    This trail is an internal trail that can be accessed via Trail #392 and Trail #326, among others.
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