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Turley Trail, AZ

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Distance One Way 2.75 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,688 feet
Elevation Gain 220 feet
Accumulated Gain 625 feet
Avg Time One Way 1 hour+
Kokopelli Seeds 4.83
Interest Seasonal Creek
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3  2013-07-05 MEWhiteman
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Routes 95
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Trips 375 map ( 2,893 miles )
Age 78 Male Gender
Location Phoenix, AZ
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Preferred Oct, Apr, May, Nov → 8 AM
Seasons   Early Spring to Late Autumn
Sun  5:40am - 7:32pm
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by MEWhiteman

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 several ups & downs for drainages and such beginning a steady climb at about the halfway 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 disappears 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

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 an old road that 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 it is 0.93 miles via #126 to its end at the Ranch Trail #62.

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2013-07-07 MEWhiteman

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    Map Drive
    FR / Dirt Road / Gravel - Car Okay

    To Turley Trailhead
    Drive east out of Prescott on AZ 69 to its junction with US 89. Stay right on AZ 69 and turn right onto Overland before passing the cemetery. Overland is only accessible driving NE on 69. Go left at the 4-way stop onto Butterfield. Where Butterfield makes a 90 degree turn to the left, go straight onto a dirt road which is Wells Fargo. Go about ¼ mile until Wells Fargo makes a 90 degree turn to the left and turn right on the narrow dirt road with a small sign indicating that it leads to the Turley Trail. Don't confuse this road with the driveway next to it. Go through a metal gate which is closed but unlocked and follow the narrow, dirt road a short distance to the trailhead parking where the road ends. There is an old corral here.

    From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) 1 h 42 min without traffic
    From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) 3 h 5 min without traffic
    From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) 1 h 31 min without traffic
    page created by MEWhiteman on Jul 07 2013 12:06 pm
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