Trekabout Hiking Club

Treks around the Prescott area are held year-round, every Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 7:00 a.m. during the summer months and 8:00 a.m. during winter months, and vary in length and difficulty. Walks are graded on a scale of 1-4 (with 4 being the most difficult). Hikes are lead by staff and volunteers from the Prescott Recreation Services Department, Highlands Center for Natural History, and Yavapai County Health Department. For information call 777-1122. Effective March 12, 2013 membership is $18 a year and includes 2 weekly guided hikes and monthly calendar. Hiking boots required, carry water, dogs must be on a leash.

FAQ

  • Dogs on a 6ft. leash are permitted as long as the owner is responsible for waste and behavior.

  • Potential group members can try their first hike prior to joining and paying the $18 annual fee (prorated for a half year July 1 to $9)

    To join, an application form (two sides) and $18 fee should be paid to the City of Prescott Recreation Services Department. The form can be found online at: ________ and mailed or dropped off in person Monday – Friday 8am-4pm at 824 E. Gurley Street.

  • Check updates to the City’s website or call 928-777-1122.

  • Hikes are graded on a scale from 1-4 with 1 being least difficult and 4 being most difficult. Group is autonomous in that breaks can be taken as needed or less frequently.

  • Prescott and the surrounding areas are managed by several land managers. Prescott National Forest areas are operated by the Federal government and require one of the following: Prescott National Forest Pass; Interagency Annual Pass; Interagency Senior Pass; Interagency Access Pass; Every Kid in a Park Pass, and on-site payment for one day. More information can be found here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/prescott/passes-permits

    The City of Prescott currently has four fee based areas including Watson Lake, Willow Lake, Goldwater Lake and the Sundog Peavine Trailhead. Day use is $3 per car and can be purchased at the automated kiosk on site. Prepaid parking passes are also available at: http://bazooka.prescott-az.gov/recreation-events/recreation-services/parking-passes/

  • Comfortable outdoor clothing, preferably layers, substantial hiking boots or shoes and socks, drinking water, snacks, sunscreen and a hat are basic requirements for Northern Arizona hiking.

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Experience the beautiful Prescott Cirlce Trail while participating in the 3rd annual Whiskey Basin Trail Runs! These point to point endurance foot races will take place along the Prescott Circle Trail in beautiful Prescott, Arizona. Featuring a perfect mix of high desert… Read more »

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