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On National Trails Day, help build Firewater Trail near Thumb Butte

Celebrate National Trails Day at Thumb Butte on Saturday, June 4, by helping to build 1.15 miles of the new Firewater Trail.

Volunteers will meet at 8 a.m. at Thumb Butte with plans to work on the trail until 11:30 a.m., after which participants will have lunch, beverages and prizes at the day use area, thanks to the Hike Shack and Prescott Mountain Bike Alliance.

Thumb Butte Recreation Area is 3.5 miles west of downtown Prescott on Gurley Street. The Thumb Butte Recreation Area is on the right. Participants need to wear long pants and shirtsleeves, boots and eye protection. Bring gloves if you have them. The Forest Service will bring all the tools and hard hats.

The new Firewater Trail (authorized through the Greater Prescott Trails Plan) connects the West Trail #318 (commonly known as the White Rock Trail) to the Prescott Circle Trail along the South Fork of Willow Creek at Fireplace Springs. There is a one-mile hike to get to the project location, so be prepared to be away from vehicles for four hours.

RSVP is necessary so the Forest Service will know how many goodies and tools to bring.

To RSVP, email Tony Papa at and type NTD in the subject line. For more information, call 928-777-2216 or email Tony Papa.

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