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Watertower Loop, AZ

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Difficulty 1 of 5
Distance Round Trip 2.1 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,686 feet
Elevation Gain 156 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 2.88
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Preferred   Oct, Apr, May, Nov
Sun  7:05am - 5:25pm
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Watertower Trail #315
0.0 mi away
0.7 mi
136 ft
Thumb Butte South Area Loop
Thumb Butte South Area Loop
0.1 mi away
9.6 mi
1,850 ft
Thumb Butte Trail #33
Thumb Butte Trail #33
0.1 mi away
2.0 mi
613 ft
Thumb Butte Bypass Trail #326
0.1 mi away
3.0 mi
706 ft
Pine Lakes Trail #316
0.1 mi away
1.5 mi
West Trail #318
0.3 mi away
1.5 mi
265 ft
Thumb Connect Trail #314
0.7 mi away
0.3 mi
41 ft
Miller Creek Trail #367
Miller Creek Trail #367
0.9 mi away
0.7 mi
68 ft
Garden Grove Trail #392
0.9 mi away
1.5 mi
420 ft
Butte Creek Trail #321 - Prescott NF
1.1 mi away
1.1 mi
257 ft
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Watertower Loop is a 2.1 mile round trip hike with 156 feet elevation gain. Located 5 miles west-southwest of Prescott Arizona. The trailhead is car accessible. October and April are the best months to enjoy this hike.


Overview: A Short, very easy loop across the street from Thumb Butte Trail #33. This is a great quick hike when you don't have time and/or energy to do Trail #33. There are great views of Thumb Butte and Granite Mountain. This loop is made up of parts of Trails 315, 316, 317, and 386.

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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.


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    Paved - Car Okay

    To hike
    From Prescott, take Gurley Street west through town. Gurley Street will eventually turn into Thumb Butte Road. About 3 miles from this point you will reach the picnic area on your right. Total distance is about 5 miles from town. You would have to try to miss this trailhead.
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