9 miles
Distance
1,526 ft
Climb
-2,108 ft
Descent
01:00:33
Avg time
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62 - Ranch Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Prescott
    Prescott, Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #16597 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Starting from Senator Highway at the top of Trail #396, Trail #62 (Ranch Trail) heads all the way to Walker Rd.

The trail starts with a couple nice switchbacks then gently climbs into the forest above. The first couple miles are exposed, providing great views of Prescott, Thumb Butte and Granite Mountain.

The trail eventually levels off in the trees and provides some gentle ups and downs as the trail ranges from singletrack to doubletrack. Once you reach the summit, there is a brief downhill to an intersection. Be sure to go left and follow the trail signs.

The east side of #62 is where the fun begins. This section is mostly downhill with some steep, loose uphills thrown in for fun. This trail is not very well maintained, so be sure to follow the signs and watch out for some erosion in spots. Also, there are some great views of Prescott Valley to the east.

The trail finally ends at the #62/Trail 305 / Homestead Trail on Walker Rd.

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More Stats for 62 - Ranch Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -582 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,597 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,575 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,179 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,597 ft
  • Grade
    -1.166%
  • Grade max
    -28.717%
  • Grade min
    34.554%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,763 ft
  • Avg time
    01:00:33
  • Avg reverse time
    00:59:31
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Status:
on Mar 31, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.15 (8 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • 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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      62 - Ranch Trail Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Mar 31, 2019 @ 8:02pm
      Mar 31, 2019
      All dry. Great for riding
      Mar 25, 2019 @ 1:50pm
      Mar 25, 2019
      still a couple of muddy spots on top but just fine otherwise
      Nov 20, 2018 @ 8:40am
      Nov 20, 2018
      Nov 12, 2018 @ 6:00pm
      Nov 12, 2018
      From Senator Hwy to new Badger connector: excellent conditions today
      Sep 15, 2018 @ 12:36pm
      Sep 15, 2018
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 55 rides
      • 23 miles avg distance
      All
      • 458 rides
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      Photos

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      7 |
      Jan 29, 2019 @ 7:00pm
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      Jan 29, 2019 @ 7:00pm
      Jan 29, 2019
      10 |
      Oct 4, 2018 @ 5:02pm
      Oct 4, 2018
      8 |
      Oct 4, 2018 @ 5:01pm
      Oct 4, 2018

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag mikewendricks (Apr 14, 2019 at 20:30)
       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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