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.
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More Stats for 396 - Goldwater Lakes mountain bike trail
Altitude change-543 ft
Altitude min5,624 ft
Altitude max6,167 ft
Altitude start6,167 ft
Altitude end5,624 ft
Distance climb2 miles
Distance down2 miles
Distance flat1,765 ft
Avg reverse time00:32:01
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
396 - Goldwater... Trail Reports
Sep 25, 2018 @ 4:31pmSep 25, 2018
Sep 1, 2018 @ 11:36amSep 1, 2018
|Dry and dusty again|
Aug 19, 2018 @ 8:38amAug 19, 2018
|Just wet enough for good traction on the dirt but slick on the rocks.|
Jun 3, 2018 @ 8:38pmJun 3, 2018
|Trail was extremely dry. Very loose, and dusty.|
May 19, 2018 @ 11:19amMay 19, 2018
|Dry and dusty|
Routes with this trail
|Prescott Circle Trail||56 miles|
|AES: Prescott Monstercross (Short) race||62 miles|
|396 to Dog Park - 1/2 Circle||26 miles|
|396 to Feldmeir loop||9 miles|
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