56.4 miles
Distance
5,825 ft
Climb
-5,850 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

The route is mostly signed, but the use of GPS is highly recommended.

Prescott Circle Trail is a series of network trails that form a loop around town. A majority of the trails are in great condition, there are a few trails that may require hike-a-bike due to eroded/overgrown sections.

Detailed Description
Prescott Circle Trail is a highly rated 56 mile popular intermediate route located near Prescott Arizona. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 13 trails. This route climbs 5,825 ft with a max elevation of 6,684 ft then descends -5,850 ft.
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23 Reviews & Comments

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Taipan (Aug 10, 2022 at 10:02)
Trail Legacy
Couple of wet areas in the AM.. other then that the dirt was perf
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Ampfrog (Oct 18, 2021 at 3:04)
North of Iron Springs Rd is definitely a different game. Has sections either direction over 10% grade (upwards of 15% in some places). Not technically difficult, just steep in places.
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lbbch (Sep 30, 2021 at 19:31)
Trails list needs to be put in right order. Not sequential nor complete.
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tsjolseth (May 26, 2021 at 19:37)
Elevation gain is off. More like ~400' of climbing from Badger/Ranch intersection to 69. Super fun trail. Fast, flowy, well-built, and scenic. One of the best downhills in Prescott.
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wgwestervelt (May 9, 2021 at 19:40)
Super fun downhill - wonderful construction.
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wgwestervelt (May 9, 2021 at 19:39)
Trail Ranch Trail
Really fun trail. Impressive bench cutting.
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Cbake (Jan 14, 2021 at 18:29)
Great route. Epic ride and trails. Highly recommend. 1/24/2021...all trails G2G
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Brandonshep22 (Nov 15, 2020 at 9:32)
What a truly Epic Route! Very well market but I had my GPS with the GPX directions which helped in a few locations and took most of the guess work out of which direction to go. Super fun with a little of everything.
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NattyTread (Sep 23, 2020 at 8:24)
Great sustained climb or descent and a good out and back. Think it's 5 miles at 1000ft so it's a pedaler's descent. Also, a solid but fair climb. Great for aspiring intermediates that want to do a longer climb/descent. There are some fun technical bits and great views of the Bradshaw Mountains toward Spruce and Mt Union as well as views of Thumb Butte and Granite Mountain.
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brocolate601 (Sep 12, 2020 at 21:35)
Trail Ranch Trail
I rode from senetor past boy scout a few miles which got really fun. Little bit of chunk, switchbacks, berms, flowy spots. Cool views right from the gecko. Solid climb back up but well worth it!
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brocolate601 (Sep 12, 2020 at 21:30)
Easy climb, great flow, beautiful area. Recommend!
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xandrawr (Oct 16, 2019 at 20:21)
I took a shuttle up to the p-lot at aspen creek trail head. The trail starts about 100m down the road (copper basin rd) with a fire road leading up to the trail. It’s about a mile uphill before you can start enjoying the views and speed of trail 9415. Some techy stuff but nothing to cream your pants about. The sand and loose gravel sure made some sections extra spicy.
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TyStick3536 (Jun 21, 2019 at 18:40)
Trail 347 (Lower)
This is actually still trail 347 Lower so if you park at the Katahn Dr trailhead look for the sign with 347.
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gagenager (Jun 2, 2019 at 18:51)
Trail Ranch Trail
Super fun trail if you park off senator Highway and take it East Bound its the Best way. I would only recommend shuttling this trail because to come back up it its long. *DO NOT GO UP 9854 ACCESS ROAD TO GET BACK* I would recommend having 2 vehicles one to park at the bottom off of walker rd and then have the other at the trail head off senator Highway. Very fun long downhill Only go eastbound
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ajriding (May 1, 2019 at 10:28)
On the north east side of Iron Springs Rd its different. More of a horse trail but without the damage horses make. Less tree cover and straighter lines. Still good trail. Loop in with other trails to add another 45-60 mins.
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ajriding (May 1, 2019 at 10:10)
Good trail but heavy logging bolldozer tracks scatter everywhere across n down trail. Use the trail to north until this on has a few more months to rehab. It will return to b a great woodsy singletrack soon
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ajriding (May 1, 2019 at 10:01)
Trail Ranch Trail
Fun either direction but downhill is best.
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ajriding (May 1, 2019 at 10:00)
Fun trail in either direction
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mikewendricks (Apr 14, 2019 at 20:30)
Trail Ranch Trail
Super fun trail, I wish I would have started up top rather than jumping in at the boy scouts intersection as that trail was a joke. I’d try this one again from the top it has quite the mix and flows nicely if you keep some speed ????????
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Sabrina6 (Mar 23, 2019 at 18:04)
This was a fun trail to ride with young kids (6&Cool , enough small hills and switchbacks to keep it fun, but easy enough for everyone. Not much shade for hot/sunny days, great in winter.
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AndyFraher (Oct 27, 2017 at 14:49)
The name of this is EMBRY-Riddle, not EMERY.
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rwinkster PMBA (Oct 27, 2017 at 15:01)
Fixed it. Thanks
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csheets (Aug 23, 2017 at 18:35)
On a website that ranked Prescott trails, it said this was the #1 trail in the area.... have to say I've ridden some much nicer and more fun trails in the area. This is just a couple mile grind of a climb and a semi tech decent. Nothing special. But as always opinions are like buttholes, everyone has one and they stink.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    11
More Stats for Prescott Circle Trail mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    5,148 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,641 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,617 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -36.5%
  • Grade min
    30.7%
  • Distance climb
    25 miles
  • Distance down
    26 miles
  • Distance flat
    6 miles
Avg: 4 (10 votes)

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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Ranch Badger Connector
Sep 26, 2022 @ 8:57am
Sep 26, 2022
Some sections with weed/grass overgrowth.
Watson Lake
Sep 23, 2022 @ 10:09am
Sep 23, 2022
Embry Riddle - Jan Alfano Trail
Sep 23, 2022 @ 10:09am
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Longview Trail
Sep 23, 2022 @ 10:09am
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Ranch Trail
Sep 19, 2022 @ 9:26am
Sep 19, 2022
Overgrowth of grass on west side of trail near Senator Hwy.
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