The Prescott Hiking Club has three types of hikes, to suit different levels of hiking desires:

Slow-Plus Hikes - 4-5 miles, slow to moderate pace, same start locations each week
Moderate Hikes - moderate pace, different start locations each week
Strenuous Hikes - faster pace, different start locations each week

PHC Members should hike with the group appropriate with their abilities.

For more information about the Prescott Hiking Club, refer to the information on the Join Page.

 For Moderate / Strenuous Hike Schedules, click the month below:


Slow-Plus Hikes

Slow-Plus Hikes are on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. They start at 7 AM June - August, 8 AM April - May and September - October, and 9 AM November to March. They are usually between 4 and 5 miles long and last 2 hours but on occasion the distance can go to 5.5 miles and 2.5 hours. If the number of hikers is large the group often divides up into two groups with one using a slower pace.

Slow Hike Contact: Henry Dye on (928) 445-7371.

Tuesdays - Lynx Lake South Shore

For May 2015: Trailhead location is the South Shore parking lot of Lynx Lake. From Highway 69, turn South onto Walker Road (between Arco and PetSmart) and go about four miles to Lynx Lake South Shore entrance road.  Turn Left and follow the road to the trailhead parking area.

Click here for the Lynx Lake South Shore Map

Starting June 2, 2015 and until further notice: Trailhead location is the North Shore parking lot of Lynx Lake. From Highway 69, turn South onto Walker Road (between Arco and PetSmart) and go about three miles to Lynx Lake North Shore entrance road (same area as the Lynx Lake Café).  Turn Left and follow the road to the trailhead parking area. If the parking lot gets full let people know when you drive thru and then go back out the road to Walker road turn right and then left into the Seven Mile Gulch parking area. The leaders will run a hike over in that area and pick you up as they come by or you can walk back over to the North Shore parking area. 

Click here for the Lynx Lake North Shore Map

Thursdays - Granite Mountain Metate Parking Area

Follow Iron Springs Road west out of town. Turn right on Granite Basin Road (about two miles past the Williamson Valley signal light. Follow Granite Basin Road to the Metate trailhead parking area. On the way you will pass a turn off to the Cayuse trailhead parking area on your right, then the Wekuvde picnic area on you right, then the road will turn into a one-way road as you turn to your right just past the Wekuvde picnic area. Proceed on the one-way loop road. Just after you pass Granite Basin Lake on your right the road will curve left and the trailhead parking area entrance will be on your left.
Click here for the Granite Mountain Parking Area Map

Saturdays - Thumb Butte Parking Area

Meet at the Thumb Butte trailhead in the upper section of the parking lot near the upper restroom. Take Gurley Street through town towards Thumb Butte. The trailhead and parking lot are located on the right just as the road comes directly under Thumb Butte.

Click here for the Thumb Butte Parking Area Map

Moderate / Strenuous Hikes

Moderate / Strenuous Hike Contact: Lynda Jerome on (928) 772-1340

Moderate/Strenuous Hikes are every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. They are usually 6 to 10+ miles long. An email is sent to PHC Moderate/Strenuous Hikers each Sunday with details about the hikes for the upcoming week.

These hikes meet in one of five places around the area: two in Prescott, two in Prescott Valley, and one in Chino Valley. The meeting location is chosen by the hike leader and is usually the location that is closest to the hike trailhead. Maps to the five meeting places are near the bottom of this page:

Tuesday Hikes: have a specific destination, and are always Moderate Hikes. They are listed in the Hike Schedule; refer to the Monthly Schedule links near the top of this page.
Additionally, a Strenuous Hike may sometimes be scheduled on Tuesday, using either the same route as the Moderate Hike, or a different route.
Thursday and Saturday Hikes: always have a designated Hike Leader. They may or may not have a destination in the hike schedule, but they will always have a destination in the Weekly Moderate & Strenuous Hike Email.
On Thursdays and Saturdays, the choice of a Moderate or a Strenuous hike is up to the hike leader.

Moderate / Strenuous Hike Meeting Locations:

 The meeting location for each hike is on the schedule and/or in the weekly email.
Click on each line for a map of that location:

Walmart West, Iron Springs Road, Prescott
Frontier Village (formerly American Home), Prescott
KMart Parking Lot, Prescott Valley
Iron King Trailhead, Prescott Valley
Safeway, Chino Valley

Forms for Hike Leaders:

Click here to print Member Liability Release Forms

Click here to print Guest Liability Release Forms

Click here to print Notes to Hike Leaders