Sundog Trail Details
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 min5,254 ft
Altitude max5,683 ft
Altitude start5,520 ft
Altitude end5,254 ft
Distance climb2 miles
Distance down2 miles
Distance flat2,349 ft
Avg reverse time00:31:02
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Sundog Trail Trail Reports
Feb 1, 2018 @ 2:30pmFeb 1, 2018
|Dry and loose.|
Sep 3, 2017 @ 3:22pmSep 3, 2017
|Dry and loose, some bigger rocks on the trail but definitely rideable.|
Jun 5, 2017 @ 1:38pmJun 5, 2017
Apr 13, 2017 @ 10:17pmApr 13, 2017
|Partly tacky. Mostly dry. All funnnn.|
Feb 5, 2017 @ 8:45pmFeb 5, 2017
|Lots of death mud in the upper third of the trail on the shady north side. Moderate, but manageable mud in the lower third. Middle section is good.|
Routes with this trail
|396 to Dog Park - 1/2 Circle||26 miles|
|AES: Mini Monster race||59 miles|
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