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Smith Ravine Trail #297Prescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking6.16 Miles 1,384 AEG
Hiking6.16 Miles   2 Hrs   37 Mns   2.38 mph
1,384 ft AEG      2 Mns Break
 
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Trailhead is 5 miles from the intersection of Walker Road and AZ 69, a couple feet past the 5 mile marker, so you don't need to use a driving app to find the parking area, even though there is no sign on the road and the entrance is easy to miss unless you are driving well under the speed limit. The first 1.5 miles are all a steady climb and most of the rest is uphill also, although the trail crosses a few ravines, so there are a some downhill sections on the way out from the trailhead. The recorded hike is out and back. Hoot Owl Trail shares the trailhead, but no other trails were seen. Mostly Ponderosa pines and more Gambel oaks than I've seen on any other trail around Prescott, along with a few alligator junipers. Many Manzanita, but hardly any desert holly bushes which is the opposite of the area north of Granite Mountain and est of Williamson Valley Road. About a mile from the trailhead is a jumble of purple rocks that my wife said are probably amethyst.
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In early May, lots of flowering Manzanita; many small yellow flowers; a few purple flowers; and a single flowering strawberry hedgehog cactus
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