4 miles
Distance
603 ft
Climb
-1,146 ft
Descent
00:33:23
Avg time
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Details

  • Riding Area
    Goldwater Lakes
    Prescott, Arizona
  • AKA
    Goldwater Lakes
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #6433 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Prescott National Forest

his is a great trail for a hot summer day. Located almost entirely in the trees it includes a bit of climbing with little technical skills needed.

The trail starts at the White Spar campground just off of White Spar Road just minutes south of downtown Prescott. A winding climb brings you to a small overlook with good views of the mountains west of town.

Then a short downhill to the pond and the real climb begins. The first 1/4 mile is the toughest then it steps it's way to the saddle. Be sure to look off to your left while you climb to see Goldwater Lake. Then a gentle downhill through the trees and the final climb up to Senator Highway.

Then back down 396 for a great downhill but watch out for the blind corners as this trail can get busy on the weekends.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for 396 - Goldwater Lakes bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -543 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,624 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,167 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,167 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,624 ft
  • Grade max
    -52.585%
  • Grade min
    79.024%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,765 ft
  • Avg time
    00:33:23
  • Avg reverse time
    00:32:01
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Status:
on Mar 16, 2019
Variable
Avg: 4.6 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Variable
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  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
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      396 - Goldwater... Trail Reports

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      Mar 16, 2019 @ 2:57pm
      Mar 16, 2019
      No sign in the White Spar parking lot, but closed due to logging and thinning. Large sections of trail have been destroyed by logging equipment...
      Jan 26, 2019 @ 1:47pm
      Jan 26, 2019
      Closed for logging
      Nov 20, 2018 @ 8:40am
      Nov 20, 2018
      Nov 12, 2018 @ 6:03pm
      Nov 12, 2018
      Excellent conditions today, not dry or dusty
      Sep 25, 2018 @ 4:31pm
      Sep 25, 2018
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 10 miles avg distance
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      • 20 miles avg distance
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      Jun 18, 2017 @ 7:21am
      Jun 18, 2017
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      Jun 4, 2017 @ 11:09am
      Jun 4, 2017
      396 - Goldwater Lakes

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