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West Trail #318, AZ

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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance One Way 1.54 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,715 feet
Elevation Gain 226 feet
Accumulated Gain 265 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 2.42
Interest Seasonal Creek
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Inaugural Calculation on Button Tap!
10  2018-02-05
Thumb Butte Trail #33
13  2010-06-23
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Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
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Preferred   Oct, Apr, May, Nov
Sun  6:14am - 6:34pm
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Overview: This is one of the north Thumb Butte area trails. It begins about 0.3 miles from the Trailhead for the Pine Lakes Trail #316. It ends at the junction with Trail 332, a segment of the the Prescott Circle Trail.

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    Most recent Triplog Review
    West Trail #318
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    I never really got into hiking when I lived in Prescott 15 years ago; the Thumb Butte area definitely shows what I missed.

    Started up the paved Thumb Butte trail with a cool 40 degrees at the start. Made it to the top in about 30 minutes, which is really good for me :y: The skies were crystal clear with views to Bill Williams and the San Francisco Peaks. After that I just meandered around the various trails making a loop back to the car. This is a great area even if you skip the climb up Thumb Butte. Light traffic on this Monday morning; maybe 4-5 hikers and one mountain biker.

    There was a 30 foot or so section of ice covering the paved trail in the upper sections which was slick, but very careful foot placement can get you through it. Otherwise just some small but firm muddy patches here and there along the other trails.

    Permit $$

    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
    Paved - Car Okay

    To hike
    from downtown Presscott travel west on Gurley St., which becomes Thumb Butte road. Continue on to the Thumb Butte Picnic Area ~3 miles from the courthouse. Trailhead 316 begins across from the restrooms on the north side of the parking area.
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