9 miles
Distance
787 ft
Climb
-1,364 ft
Descent
01:05:18
Avg time
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62 - Ranch Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    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
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 65 in Trail Running
    • 75 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 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -576 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,607 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,572 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,183 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,607 ft
  • Grade
    -1.2%
  • Grade max
    -37.7%
  • Grade min
    28.2%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
  • Avg time
    01:05:18
  • Avg reverse time
    01:24:24
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Status:
on Aug 4, 2020
Dry
Avg: 3.9 (11 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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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
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      62 - Ranch Trail Trail Reports

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      Aug 4, 2020 @ 7:45am
      Aug 4, 2020
      No issues on trail.
      Jul 4, 2020 @ 2:43pm
      Jul 4, 2020
      Just rained last night. Hero dirt!
      Mar 4, 2020 @ 12:23pm
      Mar 4, 2020
      Primarily dry, short sections of mud on north facing sections
      Feb 9, 2020 @ 11:18am
      Feb 9, 2020
      Feb 9, 2020 @ 11:18am
      Feb 9, 2020
      Lower Ranch Trail is dry and in great shape from Walker Rd to the junction with Boy Scout. I suspect the upper section still has a bit of snow....
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 7 rides
      • 20 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 231 rides
      • 28 miles avg distance
      All
      • 458 rides
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      Photos

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      9 |
      Jul 18, 2020 @ 5:53pm
      Jul 18, 2020
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      Jul 18, 2020 @ 5:53pm
      Jul 18, 2020
      154 |
      Jun 9, 2017 @ 11:50am
      Jun 9, 2017
      201 |
      Nov 6, 2015 @ 7:28pm
      Nov 6, 2015

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      4 Reviews & 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 ????????
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag ajriding (May 1, 2019 at 10:01)
       Fun either direction but downhill is best.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag gagenager (Jun 2, 2019 at 18:51)
       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
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag brocolate601 (Sep 12, 2020 at 21:35)
       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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