Where's the "P"
The Badger Mountain Trail (aka P-Mountain Trail) is part of the Prescott Circle Trail and connects the Turley Trail to the Sundog Trail at AZ69. It goes over the shoulder of Badger Mountain with views of the “P” as you hike. However you don’t pass very near this landmark. It is a smooth, well graded, easy to follow, single track trail with very little shade for use by non-motorized travel. There are some nice views to the north including Granite Mountain and Watson Lake. This hike may be done as an out and back or a shuttle hike when combined with the Sundog Trail.
I’ve described this from the Turley Trailhead to AZ69. Beginning at the Turley Trailhead hike .17 miles to the junction with the Bradshaw Mountain Trail at N34 32.351 W112 26.289. Turn left and begin a gradual ascent. At 1.13 miles from the trailhead (N34 32.444 W112 25.857) cross a dirt road which I assume provides access to the towers at the top. A short distance further there is a metal bench which marks the high point of this trail and provides a nice spot to take in the views. Begin a gradual descent following the curves of the mountain reaching the culvert under AZ69 at 4.29 miles (N34 33.117 W112 25.019) which marks the end of this trail and the beginning of the Sundog Trail. There is no parking at this end.
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This hike is listed as One-Way.
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