4 miles
643 ft
-910 ft
Avg time

Sundog Trail Details

  • Riding area
    Prescott, Arizona
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    City of Prescott

Sundog Ranch Trail is one of the final sections of the Prescott Circle Trail. It can be accessed from the southern end of the Peavine Trail.

To get to the trailhead from Prescott Lakes Parkway, take this road 1.8 miles to the intersection with Sundog Ranch Road. Turn right and take this road 0.1 miles, turning left at the signed trailhead for the Peavine trail. There are restrooms here at the trailhead. Cost to park at the trailhead is $2 (self parking kiosk).

From the Peavine Trail, turn left and follow the trail to the railroad bed. Approximately 3/4 mile south, follow the signage and cross over Sundog Ranch Rd. The trail marker is right across the street.

Sundog Ranch Trail begins with a climb to the first summit. This part of the trail is very well maintained and includes one uphill switchback. From this summit, enjoy the bermed turns, then a short descent into the valley. The trail winds through small shrubs and trees and approaches the Juvenile Detention Center. From here, there is the next climb which has a few loose rocks and is stepped nicely. Then another short descent weaving along the hillside to a small creek crossing, then the final climb begins.

Nothing technical here, just a gentle sustained climb to the summit. As you near the summit you'll have great views of Thumb Butte, Granite Mountain and Prescott to the west. To the east you can see the various car dealerships, the mall and Best Buy. The final descent winds you down the hill with a few tight, loose switchbacks and ends at a tunnel under Highway 69.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Sundog Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -266 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,254 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,683 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,520 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,254 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,349 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Aug 15, 2018
Avg: 5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to sundog-trail trailhead (34.552284, -112.416680)
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Sundog Trail Trail Reports

Aug 15, 2018 @ 4:32pm
Aug 15, 2018
Culvert under Hwy 69 connecting to the Badger Mountain Trail has water and very slippery moss. I opted to not go thru as I didn't want to slip and...
Aug 7, 2018 @ 8:53am
Aug 7, 2018
Trail had some damage from the recent rain there is one spot with a gap that was washed out
May 20, 2018 @ 11:40am
May 20, 2018
Feb 1, 2018 @ 2:30pm
Feb 1, 2018
Dry and loose.
Sep 3, 2017 @ 3:22pm
Sep 3, 2017
Dry and loose, some bigger rocks on the trail but definitely rideable.
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