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Butte Creek Trail - City of Prescott - 3 members in 5 triplogs have rated this an average 2.7 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Dec 17 2015
gregrev
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 Routes 4
 Photos 33
 Triplogs 11

37 male
 Joined Aug 04 2012
 Prescott, AZ
Butte Creek Trail - City of PrescottPrescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 17 2015
gregrev
Hiking2.60 Miles 345 AEG
Hiking2.60 Miles
345 ft AEG
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1st trip
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This is my almost daily run. Very cool terrain with a pretty steep and rocky start from the park through the golf course. You will eventually hit trail 321 which will take you to the Thumb Butte trail system and the Prescott Circle Trail.
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May 23 2014
kingsnake
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 Guides 90
 Routes 208
 Photos 8,634
 Triplogs 685

58 male
 Joined Dec 20 2010
 Sunnyslope, PHX
Thumb Butte Trail #33Prescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar May 23 2014
kingsnake
Hiking9.20 Miles 1,570 AEG
Hiking9.20 Miles   3 Hrs   26 Mns   2.68 mph
1,570 ft AEG
 
1st trip
There's like five Thumb Butte hike descriptions on Haz, most of which describe various connector trails. Despite that, there are even more trails -- numbered and otherwise -- out there than are listed here. I am not entirely sure what numbers we were on. Even after I post my route, it won't reveal numbers as MyTopo is mostly dashed line free.

Anyway, prescottstyle and I started off from somewhere west of the Prescott Shopping Center on Gurley St. We took a trail past several holes of the abadoned Troon golf course. And prescottstyle -- who knows an amazing amount of Prescott gossip -- filled me on who owned it, how they went broke, etc. He also knows plane models, minerals, trees, animals. Blows my mind! :)

So, we wandered up to Thumb Butte itself, but the summit is closed until July 15 due to peregrine falcon nesting. (Which, if I was Hindu, would be what I would choose to reincarenate as.) No big deal, great views of the Prescott area were had, including several peaks I plan on hiking this summer: Tritle, Maverick, Union, Davis, etc. We may even do Little and big Granite, as the anniversary of that fire is only about three weeks away. Lots of beetle damage could be seen west of town.

Prescottsyle had some beer which he shared, and at 6.0% I could actually feel the effect for about 10 minutes. :?

First four miles flew by, which is rare, and we eventually ended up finishing exactly at noon. AEG was barely noticeable.

Lots of cars heading north on 17, and *lots* of cops along 69 and 17 as well. Just on the south bound lanes, I saw five DPS between Cordes Junction and Deer Valley Rd. Guess they are getting an early start on this weekend's quota of drunks ...

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Mar 16 2013
ZCore13
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 Guides 1
 Photos 79
 Triplogs 10

52 male
 Joined Jul 24 2010
 Prescott Valley,
Butte Creek Trail - City of PrescottPrescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 16 2013
ZCore13
Hiking2.60 Miles 345 AEG
Hiking2.60 Miles
345 ft AEG
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1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Pretty easy hike. Not exactly sure if I ended at the PNF boundry or not. I hiked to a triple waterfall. Waterfall was flowing nicely and creek had a few inches of flowing water all the way. To get to the waterfalls there was some boulder climbing and a couple of times where you will have to get a good hand and foot hold to pull yourself up a small drop off.

All in all a relaxing hike to start the season.
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Oct 26 2008
JoelHazelton
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 Guides 16
 Routes 10
 Photos 967
 Triplogs 406

34 male
 Joined Mar 22 2006
 Phoenix, AZ
Butte Creek Trail - City of PrescottPrescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 26 2008
JoelHazelton
Hiking2.60 Miles 345 AEG
Hiking2.60 Miles
345 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Leg stretcher with mom, sister and girlfriend before heading home from Prescott on Sunday. My parents have a townhouse about a block away from the trailhead so it's an easy walk down Thumb Butte Rd to get there. Quite interesting to wind through the residential areas and golf course. There was some stagnant water in the creek at spots. Not many people playing golf. Passed another pair of hikers near the beginning of the trail.

Apparently a bad frost earlier in October ruined the chances of good fall colors in the lower elevations near Prescott. Last year around this time all the trees lining Big Bug Creek along highway 69 were brilliant. This is not the case in 2008.
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Sep 05 2008
TwoWeims
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 Routes 35
 Photos 136
 Triplogs 70

57 male
 Joined Aug 28 2008
 Prescott, AZ
Butte Creek Trail - City of PrescottPrescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 05 2008
TwoWeims
Hiking2.60 Miles 345 AEG
Hiking2.60 Miles   2 Hrs      1.30 mph
345 ft AEG
 
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
We tried to get all the way to thumb butte but ran out of time and had to turn back at the PNF boundary.
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average hiking speed 1.99 mph

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