username
X
password
register help
This is likely a great time to hike this trail!  Check out "Prefered" months below, keep in mind this is an estimate.

Upper Pasture Trail #38, AZ

details
drive
permit
forecast
route
stats
photos
triplogs
topics
location
6 2 0
Guide 2 Triplogs  0 Topics
Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Prescott > Prescott W
Rated
5
5 of 5 by 1
 
1
Statistics
clicktap icons for details
Difficulty 2 of 5
Distance One Way 2.2 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,384 feet
Elevation Gain 501 feet
Accumulated Gain 552 feet
Avg Time One Way 1 hour
Kokopelli Seeds 4.04
Photos Viewed All Mine Following
6  2018-04-25 Daytripper
Historical Weather
Trailhead Forecast
Radar
Expand Map
Preferred   Apr, Oct, Nov, May
Sun  7:03am - 5:26pm
openimportsetbegin
Route Scout App
17012followactivity
Official Route
 
0 Linked
 
Water
Nearby Area Water
Trail #621 - Prescott NF
0.7 mi away
3.1 mi
246 ft
Box Culvert Trail #620
0.7 mi away
3.7 mi
624 ft
White Rock Spring Trail #39
0.8 mi away
2.1 mi
562 ft
Cedar Springs Trail #41
1.3 mi away
3.0 mi
84 ft
Alto Coop Trail #619
3.0 mi away
2.0 mi
249 ft
Little Granite Mountain Trail #37
Little Granite Mountain Trail #37
3.0 mi away
4.2 mi
888 ft
Black Jack Trail #601
3.0 mi away
2.5 mi
331 ft
Granite Mountain Peak 7295
3.1 mi away
6.9 mi
1,695 ft
Clark Spring Trail #40
3.2 mi away
2.1 mi
791 ft
North Granite Trail #671
3.2 mi away
3.4 mi
510 ft
[ View More! ]
Flora Nearby
Up is always better
by HAZ_Hikebot

Likely In-Season!
Like many of the trails in this area, Upper Pasture Trail #38 was originally a road built in the late 1800s to provide horseback access to springs and other cattle waters. Evidence of this history is marked by an old horse trough beside the trail, slowly turning to rust with the rhythm of the elements. This trail stays in pinyon-juniper woodland and mixed chaparral. Watch for scrub jays and towhees moving from branch to branch. Wildflowers of every color, including creamy yarrow and bright red penstemon, grow along the path. Large granite boulders balanced at precarious angles throw shadows across the landscape. The best shade along this route, however, is found under the boughs of a few large alligator junipers that provide enticing spots to take a break and enjoy the view of Little Granite Mountain.

Expect hot, dry conditions during the summer months. There is no reliable drinking water at the trailhead or on the trail. This area is home to several species of rattlesnakes—please watch your step and never handle wildlife. As of August 2010, the trail is severely eroded along much of its length and is not suitable for mountain biking. Trail access is subject to change with the future implementation of the Williamson Valley-Alto Pit Environmental Assessment.


Note
Visitors are asked to be alert and stay on existing trails when recreating on Granite Mountain as the area recovers from the Doce Fire of 2013. Soil erosion has occurred on portions of the trails, thus exposing more rock, and cross-country travel increases the possibility of encountering rolling rocks, stump and root holes, falling trees, and loose soils from rains.

HAZ_Hikebot

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

    When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
    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 $$
    no fees or permits reported

    if incorrect tell us about it

    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
    Map Drive
    or
    Road


    To hike
    page created by joebartels on Nov 19 2012 9:53 pm
    help comment issue

    end of page marker