4 miles
Distance
643 ft
Climb
-910 ft
Descent
00:32:23
Avg time

Sundog Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Prescott
    Prescott, Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Global Ranking
    #1933 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • 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.

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More Stats for Sundog Trail 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
    -28.308%
  • Grade min
    25.37%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,349 ft
  • Avg time
    00:32:23
  • Avg reverse time
    00:31:02
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Status:
on Jan 8, 2019
Freeze/thaw Cycle
Avg: 5 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • 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
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Sundog Trail Trail Reports

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      Jan 8, 2019 @ 1:41pm
      Jan 8, 2019
      Frozen north slopes, muddy south slopes. Don’t advise riding will create ruts
      Dec 24, 2018 @ 1:12pm
      Dec 24, 2018
      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
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