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Prescott National Forest
Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Aug 14th to TBD
Trail in the ATV sense
This trail begins near Walnut Creek Station and the site of Camp Hualapai. The U.S. Army used this camp between 1869 and 1873 as a base of operations in the Hualapai Apache War. The trail approximates an old military supply road that runs northwest to Happy Camp. The original trail is believed to have joined the Mohave-Hardyville Toll Road near Anvil Rock. Our trail does not.
Use restrictions: Motorized equipment wider than 40" prohibited.
Maps, other resources: Prescott National Forest, west half; U.S.G.S. topographic 7.5' quads for Juniper Mountain, Indian Peak, and Turkey Canyon.
Trail layout: The trail goes through pinyon-juniper woodland and rolling hills for about 2 miles. Places in this area have in the past been heavily harvested for firewood and the old military trail provided a convenient haul road. The trail intersects and joins FR 9867A for about 1/2 mile. Then bearing right, it passes through one gate and then, in about another 1/2 mile, another gate heading for a mountain pass. Here the trail shows evidence of having been worked to allow team and wagon passage. Then it enters the Pine Creek drainage, descending among ponderosa pines. It passes through another gate to FR 7. This is an excellent midway access point to this trail. To this point you will have traveled about 5 miles. Traveling left up FR 7, the trail bears right through wooded canyons and open meadows to Happy Camp, another 5 miles. Portions of this trail pass through private land. Please respect the privilege of traveling across these areas by leaving all gates either open or closed as you find them.
Check out the Official Route and Triplogs.
Gate Policy: If a gate is closed upon arrival, leave it closed after you go through. If it is open, leave it open. Leaving a closed gate open may put cattle in danger. Closing an open gate may cut them off from water. Please be respectful, leave gates as found.
This hike is listed as One-Way.
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