9.5 miles
Distance
787 ft
Climb
-1,364 ft
Descent
09:15:32
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of 62 - Ranch Trail

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    Land Manager

62 - Ranch Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Prescott
    , Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #13397 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #9218 in Trail Running
    • #8787 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in Trail Running
    • 85 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.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for 62 - Ranch Trail mountain bike trail 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 mile
  • Avg time
    09:15:32
  • Avg reverse time
    01:20:37
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Status:
on Aug 29, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 3.85 (13 votes)

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  • Icy
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  • Wet
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  • Ideal
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      62 - Ranch Trail Trail Reports

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      Aug 29, 2021 @ 7:33am
      Aug 29, 2021
      Small tree blocking trail near 9854 connector.
      Jul 19, 2021 @ 7:41am
      Jul 19, 2021
      Conditions as of today were outstanding! After some good Monsoon rainfall to date, the trails were moist but not wet, well packed, no erosion or...
      May 3, 2021 @ 10:01am
      May 3, 2021
      Mar 30, 2021 @ 8:03pm
      Mar 30, 2021
      Dec 22, 2020 @ 2:01pm
      Dec 22, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 7 rides
      • 30 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 210 rides
      • 25 miles avg distance
      All
      • 884 rides
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      Photos

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      Jul 18, 2020 @ 5:53pm
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      180 |
      Jun 9, 2017 @ 11:50am
      Jun 9, 2017
      232 |
      Nov 6, 2015 @ 7:28pm
      Nov 6, 2015

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      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      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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      • + 0
      ajriding (May 1, 2019 at 10:01)
       Fun either direction but downhill is best.
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      • + 0
      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
      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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      • + 0
      wgwestervelt (May 9, 2021 at 19:39)
       Really fun trail. Impressive bench cutting.
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