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Banning Creek Trail #81 - Prescott NF, AZ

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Difficulty 1 of 5
Distance One Way 1.45 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,738 feet
Elevation Gain 127 feet
Accumulated Gain 135 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 1.9
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Goldwater Lakes Trail #396
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Sun  5:42am - 7:29pm
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🔥 2018 Stubbs Fire34.7 mi**

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Banning Creek Trail #81 is a well-shaded trail near White Spar Campground that meanders through majestic ponderosa pine forest. Nearby Goldwater Lake, along with a network of seasonal creeks, provides habitat for a stunning array of songbirds, making it a popular spot for birdwatching. This trail can be paired with a number of others to create loops of varying lengths.

Connecting Trails
Schoolhouse Gulch Trail #67
Apple Blossom Trail #373
Hidden Valley Trail #374
Goldwater Lakes Trail #396

This trail is open to hikers, bicyclists, and horseback riders. Please be considerate of other users, slow down, and know when to yield the trail.

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2021-06-10 HAZ_Hikebot

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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.

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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.

    Map Drive

    To hike
    Travel north on White Spar Road 1.8 miles past its junction with Copper Basin Road. Turn left at the sign for White Spar Campground. Park in the lot to the right. Walk around the gate and travel 0.5 miles on Schoolhouse Gulch Trail #67 to TR 81, on the left. The road is paved.
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