The Prescott Hiking Club has three types of hikes, to suit different levels of hiking desires:
Slow Hikes - 4-5 miles, relaxed 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.
Slow Hikes are on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. They start at 7 AM June - August, 8 AM May and September, and 9 AM October to April. They are usually less than 5 miles long.
Slow Hike Contact: Tom on 775-6808.
Tuesdays - Lynx Lake North Shore
From Highway 69, turn South onto Walker Road (between Arco and PetSmart)
and go about three miles to Lynx Lake North Shore. Turn Left and follow
the road to the trailhead parking area.
We hike about five miles, more or less. Click here for the Lynx Lake 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 until it turns into a one-way road, and turn right into the Metate Parking lot just past Granite Basin Lake. Click here for the Granite Basin Metate 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.
We hike about five miles, more or less. Click here for the Thumb Butte Parking Area Map
Moderate / Strenuous Hikes
Moderate / Strenuous Hike Contact: Lynda on 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
Click on each line for a map of that location:
Forms for Hike Leaders: