Closing the Loop
The Sundog Trail is part of the Prescott Circle Trail and connects the Badger Mountain Trail at AZ69 to the Peavine Trail. It is an up and down hike over grassy terrain with no shade. It is a smooth, well graded, easy to follow, single track trail for use by non-motorized travel. While there are some nice views, it passes by car dealerships, a juvenile detention center and a water treatment plant. This hike may be done as an out and back or a shuttle hike when combined with the Badger Mountain Trail.
This is described from AZ69 to the Peavine Trailhead. From the north side of the AZ69 culvert where the Badger Mountain Trail ends (N34 33.117 W112 25.019) begin climbing the first of three hills on switch backs. At .41 miles (N34 33.117 W112 25.019) cross a dirt road which appears to come from Prescott Lakes Parkway in the area of York Dodge which is noted on one map as an access point. Continue climbing to reach a high point at about .7 miles, then a dip and another high point at about 1.9 miles. At 3.02 miles (N34 33.967 W112 25.941) cross another dirt road, bear right and begin the third climb. At 3.45 miles the trail levels and crosses a third dirt road. At 4.21 miles (N34 34.028 W112 26.122) cross the paved Sundog Ranch Road and bear right. At 4.3 miles bear right onto an old railroad bed and at 5.07 miles reach the junction of the Peavine Trail and trailhead access and the end of this trail at N34 34.549 W112 25.720.
This hike is listed as One-Way.
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