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Oct 01 2019
adenium
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 Guides 2
 Routes 18
 Photos 77
 Triplogs 217

45 male
 Joined Jul 05 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Peavine TrailPrescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 01 2019
adenium
Hiking8.16 Miles 79 AEG
Hiking8.16 Miles   1 Hour   18 Mns   6.28 mph
79 ft AEG
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Trail run
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May 19 2018
mt98dew
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 Guides 16
 Routes 19
 Photos 398
 Triplogs 1,454

50 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Iron King TrailPrescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Run/Jog avatar May 19 2018
mt98dew
Run/Jog8.30 Miles 500 AEG
Run/Jog8.30 Miles   1 Hour   25 Mns   5.86 mph
500 ft AEG
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I usually plan out my hikes a couple days in advance and ironically, neither of my planned trails for today's "daily double" came to fruition. Fire restrictions shot down my first intended trail, so I randomly and rather haphazardly chose another trail in the vicinity. Ergo, the Iron King Trail. I ended up doing this trail first, by default. I had driven over to the Ranch TH (#62) and discovered that they don't open their gates until 6am, so I ended up driving back to Iron King Trail and got on the trail at.....6am :lol:

Things have certainly changed, (at least in part) since this trail description was done. The author, Abe, saw it coming and it is probably worst than he envisioned. As a side note, there a now 7 stop lights before you reach the TH. The TH is located on the NE corner of Glassford Hill Rd and Santa Fe Loop Rd. There is plenty of parking for trail users, but I don't imagine that the TH sees much use. The trail starts off by taking a boxed culvert under Glassford Hill Rd and then is immediately diverted to a sidewalk. So the first mile of this run was on a strip of dirt sandwiched between Santa Fe Rd and a sidewalk. (I try to avoid cement as much as possible, it's hard on my knees). To my left I had a well established neighborhood and to my right - where the trail use to be, remnants were still visible - is a subdivision in the making. :? The second mile involved a dirt strip that may or may not be there years from now. Currently, it is skirting the development that is in progress. There are young trees planted, so this may turn into a nice, urban trail. It wasn't until I was over 2 miles that I felt I was on the trail that Abe was describing. And it was as described: fairly flat, straight and wide. Even though trail was uninteresting, the Granite Dells were a nice feature to focus on. And about 2.5 miles in, I was far enough into the Dells that the surrounding views were engaging enough to make at least this part of the run enjoyable. There were suppose to be 4 rail cars and I think with the rerouting they are down to 3. I didn't examine them too closely, but they do add some character to the trail.

Once I hit Peavine Trail, I turned around and retraced my steps. I can see this being a well used local trail, especially with the homes burgeoning in the area, but definitely not a destination trail. Still on the plus side: it is a good trail for running, there is no target shooting going on in the background, and, at least for today, there were no fire restrictions. :)
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Oct 15 2017
sleepybear929
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 Triplogs 57

36 female
 Joined Feb 14 2017
 Prescott Valley,
Iron King TrailPrescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 15 2017
sleepybear929
Hiking4.00 Miles 500 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles
500 ft AEG
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Short hike out and back. Only hiked 2 miles out but it was easy, flat ground. Dogs loved it.
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May 05 2014
peach107
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 Routes 29
 Photos 2
 Triplogs 4

64 male
 Joined May 11 2015
 prescott valley,
Iron King TrailPrescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar May 05 2014
peach107
Hiking5.32 Miles
Hiking5.32 Miles
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Nice quiet easy hike on an old railroad bed. Pronghorn running around out in the fields.
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Apr 12 2012
nikorock28
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 Photos 251
 Triplogs 683

36 male
 Joined Nov 16 2010
 Kingman, AZ
Iron King TrailPrescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 12 2012
nikorock28
Hiking6.00 Miles 300 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles
300 ft AEG
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Easy stroll with a friend.
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Dec 28 2011
BOHOHiker
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 Photos 68
 Triplogs 70

female
 Joined Oct 27 2011
 Prescott, AZ
Iron King TrailPrescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 28 2011
BOHOHiker
Hiking10.00 Miles 500 AEG
Hiking10.00 Miles   3 Hrs      3.33 mph
500 ft AEG
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Started off today at about 12:30PM. This was the first time that I ever decided to try this trail. I began at the Prescott Valley trail head off of Glassford Hills road. The weather today was fantastic considering it is the end of December. for the first couple of miles, the scenery was not really, "all that." If a person likes wide open spaces, then you will really like this area... But, it was not until I reached the red rocks that I really began to enjoy myself. I found it very beautiful... When I hit the connector trail onto the "Peavine," I decided to keep going for another mile or so....
The terrain is easy, and it is a rather "mellow" walk... Did some jogging on the way back and ended up doing about 10 miles round trip. My dog "lucy" and myself got ourselves a rather good work out... After finishing up, on the way home, rewarded myself by getting a "Papa Johns" pizza...
:guilty:
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Jul 04 2011
nikorock28
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 Photos 251
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36 male
 Joined Nov 16 2010
 Kingman, AZ
Iron King TrailPrescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 04 2011
nikorock28
Hiking6.00 Miles 400 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles   1 Hour   33 Mns   3.87 mph
400 ft AEG
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Hike/jog with a friend. AEG is a guess. We went to the 3 mile car and returned. Quite warm from 12-130 with no shade on the trail. The few minutes of cloud cover were appreciated.
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Oct 03 2008
Nan
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 Guides 2
 Photos 689
 Triplogs 105

58 female
 Joined Apr 05 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Iron King TrailPrescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Mtn Biking avatar Oct 03 2008
Nan
Mtn Biking7.80 Miles 500 AEG
Mtn Biking7.80 Miles
500 ft AEG
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I started this trail from the Peavine and followed it to its end at Hwy 69 just to see where it went. There's not much to see once you get out of the pass, just a lot of grassland/ranchland that probably looks a lot better when it's green, and a gentle downhill grade. Grade wasn't so gentle on the way back up, and I was fighting a headwind that suddenly picked up promptly at 3:00! Well, at least I made up for missing the gym this weekend.
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Oct 03 2008
Nan
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 Guides 2
 Photos 689
 Triplogs 105

58 female
 Joined Apr 05 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Peavine TrailPrescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Mtn Biking avatar Oct 03 2008
Nan
Mtn Biking6.50 Miles 70 AEG
Mtn Biking6.50 Miles
70 ft AEG
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Not exactly mountain biking, other than a rough downhill bit getting to the Lower Granite Basin access road from the Lake Watson parking lot. I rented a bicycle from Encore Performance & Fabrication just north of the roundabout, and made my way around Watson Lake to join up with the Peavine about 1/2 mile west of the TH. Beautiful area, with fading sunflowers lining the trail and birds in the marshes. I had to restrain myself from making choo-choo noises. After a short bit the trail enters a rocky pass reminiscent of Texas canyon, between Tucson and Willcox. At the junction I took the Iron King trail to see where it went.
Culture
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Railroad Freight Car
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Mar 17 2007
dogman
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 Triplogs 3

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 Joined Mar 10 2007
 Prescott, AZ
Iron King TrailPrescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 17 2007
dogman
Hiking4.00 Miles 500 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles
500 ft AEG
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Aug 21 2005
Abe
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 Guides 17
 Photos 296
 Triplogs 59

61 male
 Joined Jun 09 2002
 Prescott, AZ
Iron King TrailPrescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 21 2005
Abe
Hiking7.80 Miles 500 AEG
Hiking7.80 Miles   4 Hrs      1.95 mph
500 ft AEG
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Short little early morning walk with my eldest daughter. Antelopes, one big jack rabbit, and two baby cottontails entertained us through the hike.
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"Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character." James Russell Lowell
Jul 24 2005
Abe
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61 male
 Joined Jun 09 2002
 Prescott, AZ
Iron King TrailPrescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 24 2005
Abe
Hiking7.80 Miles 500 AEG
Hiking7.80 Miles   4 Hrs   30 Mns   1.73 mph
500 ft AEG
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Could not ask for an awesome day for a small hike with my two younger kid's, Chris and Dori. After a cleansing of the air from a monsoon storm yesterday afternoon late and a gray day today to cool the temps, my kids and I arrived at the trailhead around 8:30 this morning. With two kids chomping at the bit, it did not not take long to hit the trail.
I let my son ride his bike, and my youngest and I did the hiking. I wanted to see if she was ready for longer hikes soon to come with her. And don't you know she did real well! I was quite proud of her as we plugged along and she talking up a storm at me.
Snack was funny, we all gobbled up our peanut butter and jelly sandwiches like they were nothing. And afterwards I let them explore around on the rocks.
All in all a great day.
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"Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character." James Russell Lowell
Aug 07 2004
Abe
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 Guides 17
 Photos 296
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61 male
 Joined Jun 09 2002
 Prescott, AZ
Iron King TrailPrescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 07 2004
Abe
Hiking7.80 Miles 500 AEG
Hiking7.80 Miles   4 Hrs      1.95 mph
500 ft AEG
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An urban trail created with the help of the "Rails to Trail" program, the Town of Prescott Valley, and other organizations through out.
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"Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character." James Russell Lowell
average hiking speed 1.88 mph

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