Up & Down
Overview: The Turley Trail named for Gerald Turley is part of the Prescott Circle Trail and goes from the Turley Trailhead in the shadow of “P” Mountain (Badger Mountain) on the east side of Prescott to the border of the Prescott National Forest and the Boy Scout Trail (#126). The trail generally follows the contours of the hills with a number of ups & downs for drainages and such beginning a steady climb at about the half-way point to the Boy Scout Trail. The trail goes through scrub early on which gradually changes to pines and junipers as you progress. There are views of houses to the west during the early part of the hike which disappear as you trek deeper into the forest. There is currently a gap in the Prescott Circle Trail between the north end of the Turley Trail and the Peavine Trailhead
Hike: The trail leaves the parking area on the west side of a corral and is well marked with signs at the start. The single track trail is easy to follow here as it traverses through scrub with little shade until about 1.25 miles when more shade is available. At 1.52 miles bear right at the signpost to head onto old road which alternates between wide and narrow and begin gaining elevation. At 2.03 miles (N34 31.465 W112 26.398) turn right down a drainage at a carsonite post. At 2.10 miles (N34 31.449 W112 26.428) bear left onto a single track avoiding the dirt road to the right. This trail eventually becomes wider. At 2.30 miles continue straight on 2 track through a clearing spotting a sign for the trail after a slight bend and hill. At 2.75 miles (N34 31.387 W112 25.903) the Turley Trail ends at the national forest boundary which is indicated by signs for the Boy Scout Trail (#126). From here is is .93 miles via #126 to its end at the Ranch Trail (#62).
This hike is listed as One-Way.
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