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2008 "Take a Hike!" Hiking Spree Trails

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Thumb Butte, Prescott’s most famous landmark, quickly comes into clear view on the Loop No. 33 trail, which is one of 12 hikes in the first-ever “Take a Hike!” Hiking Spree 2008 that the Highlands Center for Natural History and the Prescott National Forest are offering this fall.

Courtesy<br> Thumb Butte, Prescott’s most famous landmark, quickly comes into clear view on the Loop No. 33 trail, which is one of 12 hikes in the first-ever “Take a Hike!” Hiking Spree 2008 that the Highlands Center for Natural History and the Prescott National Forest are offering this fall.

• Stretch Pebble Loop No. 443: at Highlands Center for Natural History, 1375 S. Walker Road.

• Horse Camp Loop No. 383: Take Senator Highway to Groom Creek Loop (No. 383 is across the road).

• Goldwater Lake Trail No. 396 (to spring and return): Take White Spar Road to White Spar Campground entrance, park in the lot.

• Water Tower Loop No. 31-R. No. 317-L. No. 316: Thumb Butte Parking area (trailhead near host's trailer).

• Thumb Butte Loop No. 33: Thumb Butte parking area, cross road to trail area.

• West Butte Loop No. 326-No. 367-R. No. 332 (across road)-No. 318-R. No. 316: Thumb Butte parking area, cross road, look to the right for trailhead.

• Mint Wash Loop L. No. 346-R. No. 352-R. No. 348-R. No. 351-No. 345: Granite Basin Recreation boat ramp area, downstream to trailhead.

• Balanced Rock Loop No. 349-R. No. 351: Granite Basin Cayuse Parking Area.

• Oak & Willow Trail No. 003 (to top of mesa): Juniper Mesa Wilderness. Take Williamson Valley Road to Forest Service Road 125 to 03/100 trailhead.

• Bull Springs Trail No. 100 to Bull Springs: Juniper Mesa Wilderness. Take Williamson Valley Road to Forest Service Road 125 to 03/100 trailhead.

• North Mingus Mountain Trail No. 105 to Junction No. 105A: Take Highway 89A to Forest Service Road No. 104, veer left at campground to trailhead.

• Woodchute Trail No. 102 (to summit and return): Take Highway 89A to Potato Patch Campground. Walk a short way on gravel road to trailhead or drive Forest Service Road No. 106 seven-tenths of a mile to trailhead.

For more specific information about these trails, visit the Bradshaw Ranger District at 344 S. Cortez St. near downtown Prescott.