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Charcoal Kiln Trail #303 - 4 members in 6 triplogs have rated this an average 2.3 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Aug 28 2016
AZWanderingBear
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Charcoal Kiln Trail #303Prescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
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Hiking0.66 Miles 12 AEG
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On the way back home from another hike in Payson, the Beav suggested we introduce Tibber and trekkin gecko to the historic charcoal kiln in Walker. "It's only 5 minutes out of the way and I know exactly how to get there." It wasn't and she didn't. But it is historic and we found it. I always like visiting these little pieces of local history.
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Charcoal Kiln Trail #303Prescott, AZ
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from the hike description.
"Although this 25 foot high kiln was one of the smallest in the region, it is the only one still standing."


Mary Jo was insistent on seeing this before we left town. After a couple stabs at it and a chance encounter with a Walker resident, we finally found this little trail. We all enjoyed looking around, through, in and about this kiln. Very cool. Thx for being persistent Mary Jo.

https://youtu.be/zF ... EZH4
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Goldwater Lakes Trail #396Prescott, AZ
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trekkin_gecko
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angela and i had something on the calendar for this weekend a month ago
kinda hard to plan during monsoon season
ended up deciding on a day hike and tibber came up with this mellow hike through the woods
wade and mary jo signed on and we hit the road and then the trail sunday morning
easy grade from white spar campground up to a ridge and then down to senator highway
on the way back, dropped down to goldwater lake for a snack and the views
entertainment was provided by a snake trying to catch some small fish
back on the trail in mid 70 temps with occasional cloud cover but nothing remotely threatening
nice to hike in such pleasant conditions on good trail
lots of ponderosa and oak providing plenty of shade
saw the little memorial to the granite mountain hotshots on the way back
a couple of trail runners, a few hikers and quite a few mountain bikers
think i could even bike this trail
good hiking with wade and mary jo again
thanks for late lunch and for driving
nice day, good company and new trails
in fact, i'm always amazed by what the prescott area has to offer
we stopped by the charcoal kiln down walker road on the way out of town
interesting bit of history, and got me to double digits for the day ;)
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Oct 30 2015
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Charcoal Kiln Trail #303Prescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
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Easy walk down a nice street with some huge houses to the trailhead. This is about as easy as it gets but the kiln is amazing and kids loved running around inside it.
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Oct 29 2015
SunDevil3
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Charcoal Kiln Trail #303Prescott, AZ
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Quick jaunt out to the kiln to check it out. Intended to bring my kids out the next day so this was an abbreviated hike just to make sure they would be up to the challenge (they were... in fact, i think a one-legged chimp could do this "hike") and that i actually knew where to park and would not look like a fool in front of my family. Mission accomplished all around and a fun little spot to boot.
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Oct 22 2014
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Charcoal Kiln Trail #303Prescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
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Hiking0.94 Miles 110 AEG
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Headed over here after doing Trail #297 / Bald Mountain, so my wife could have a little hike as well. :kf:

The drive from Walker Rd. up Big Bug Mesa Rd. to the intersection of Charcoal Kiln Rd. is .6 miles. Along the way, on the right, you will see a sign about the "Charcoal Kiln" (I did not get the exact wording.) That is not the trailhead. Keep going to the Charcoal Kiln Rd. intersection. Park there, at the small pull out, as there is no parking at the trailhead itself. Wander down the Charcoal Kiln Rd. for .25 miles to the trailhead proper. From there, it is less than 150 yards to the kiln, which you can see from the road.

The old wooden forest service sign ( http://hikearizona.com/photo=158762 ), has been replaced by an info stand. The kiln is impressively large. It is easy to see how they could have stoked some serious coals in there. There are large vents up top, but several smaller ones near the floor. It is cooler inside than outside, which shows the advantage of building a house with stone (which keeps you warmer in winter as well).

It's a neat little side trip, if you are in the area, but after a few minutes, you've seen it all. :D

Had planned to head on over the hill to Five Corners, do some road scouting, but got started 90 minutes late earlier in the morning, so headed home instead. I-17 -- by I-17 standards :roll: -- was relatively low on traffic. Maybe because it was mid-week and not yet 5 p.m.?

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Video (1:39) : http://youtu.be/1nKvhGTEAd8
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