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A Coalition of Non-motorized Trail Users

Creating Trails & Save Outdoor Spaces

As an organization we are concerned not only with building and maintaining sustainable trails, we are partners in creating safe outdoor spaces for our citizens and visitors to enjoy.  As the municipalities grow, so does the traffic on our trail systems. YTA has a goal of increasing community awareness of trail etiquette, trail safety, user education, and continuing our practice of maintaining our trails at a sustainable standard.

You
Donate

As a very small entity with limited resources (but hard working volunteers) we need financial help in reaching these goals. So much of what needs to be done, requires marketing, publicity, and publications.

We Write
Grants

Our goal is to turn every dollar you donate into more funds by researching and writing grants for projects to continue the endless work to maintain and improve our trail systems.

Support
Trails

For example, in 2018, we received a grant for $12,824 for connectivity improvements to the Peavine Trail from Prescott to Chino Valley and $6,000 to provide a kiosk in the Dexter Neighborhood Community Garden.

Our major donors & supporters

We would like to thank these individuals and organizations for sharing our vision of protecting and preserving trails in our area.

Jill Anderson

Sandra Collette

James and Dianne Echazabal


David and Eugenia Fero

Dave Fizzell

Barb Frank

Leah Gilbert

Judie Hale

Susie Hehlen

Ann Hendrickson and William Otto
Lisa Lafoon

Susan Lucas

Joyce Mackin

Jan Mallon

Jim Pessin

Bryon and Sally Prinzmetal

Nigel Reynolds

George Sheats

Bill Stafford

Don Swetlik

Proud Founders of

Prescott Circle Trail

The Prescott Circle Trail is a network of our best non-motorized trails that combine to make a 54 mile loop around Prescott. The PCT is jointly managed by the City of Prescott (25 miles) and Prescott National Forest (29 miles). The trail comes as close as three miles to downtown Prescott and is easily accessible with 15 trailheads along its length. A lap of the PCT has about 6000 feet of elevation gain and can be enjoyed as an adventurous one or two day trip or a multi-day trip over a period of days, weeks or months. Three of Prescott’s four seasons – spring, summer, and fall – offer superb conditions on the PCT.

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Thanks to all who came out this morning to work on brushing Smith Ravine. Great people and good conversations made for light work.

Thanks to all who came out this morning to work on brushing Smith Ravine. Great people and good conversations made for light work. ... See MoreSee Less

Join YTA for light trail maintenance on the first half mile of Smith Ravine trail #297.

Join YTA for light trail maintenance on the first half mile of Smith Ravine trail #297. ... See MoreSee Less

Today we celebrated National Trails Day with 49 hikers, bikers, equestrians and trail runners hiking Groom Creek Loop Trail #307. A million thanks to Arizona Dermatology, Sprouts,  and volunteer Lisa Lafoon for our swag bags. Kudos to Louis Mackall, Bill Fanelli, John Stockman, and Ellen Tyler for being our intrepid hike leaders. A great day in the forest spent with wonderul people.

Today we celebrated National Trails Day with 49 hikers, bikers, equestrians and trail runners hiking Groom Creek Loop Trail #307. A million thanks to Arizona Dermatology, Sprouts, and volunteer Lisa Lafoon for our swag bags. Kudos to Louis Mackall, Bill Fanelli, John Stockman, and Ellen Tyler for being our intrepid hike leaders. A great day in the forest spent with wonderul people. ... See MoreSee Less

PNF has re-opened Spruce Mountain! Join us on National Trails Day to hike the entire loop, or to the cabin. Spaces remain for both hikes.

PNF has re-opened Spruce Mountain! Join us on National Trails Day to hike the entire loop, or to the cabin. Spaces remain for both hikes. ... See MoreSee Less

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To reach Cole’s cabin, from the parking lot, do you go clockwise or counter clockwise?

Additional PNF trail are now open!

Additional PNF trail are now open! ... See MoreSee Less

Join us on National Trails Day - June 4, 2022.
Hike to the Coles historic cabin on one of the area’s most beautiful trails with YTA on National Trails Day, June 4 8 am!
Directions to Trailhead from Prescott: From Highway 69 to E. Gurley, drive South on Senator Highway 6.6 miles to Groom Creek Loop Trail (#307) trailhead on left.
Choose between:
The Loop . . . 9.5 miles with 1375’ elevation gain (with stop at the cabin).  Trail is rocky in sections. Good boots and poles recommended.
Or
The Cabin . . . 4 miles with about 400’ gradual gain.
Trail is mostly smooth, but good boots and poles still recommended.
Bring lots of water! Enjoy snacks and drinks following hikes!
Please RSVP to yavapai.trails@gmail.com by June 1. Indicate which hike you plan to do.

Join us on National Trails Day - June 4, 2022.
Hike to the Coles historic cabin on one of the area’s most beautiful trails with YTA on National Trails Day, June 4 8 am!

Directions to Trailhead from Prescott: From Highway 69 to E. Gurley, drive South on Senator Highway 6.6 miles to Groom Creek Loop Trail (#307) trailhead on left.

Choose between:
The Loop . . . 9.5 miles with 1375’ elevation gain (with stop at the cabin). Trail is rocky in sections. Good boots and poles recommended.
Or
The Cabin . . . 4 miles with about 400’ gradual gain.
Trail is mostly smooth, but good boots and poles still recommended.
Bring lots of water! Enjoy snacks and drinks following hikes!

Please RSVP to yavapai.trails@gmail.com by June 1. Indicate which hike you plan to do.
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Today we finished working on the Jim Higgs trail in the Almosta Trail system. 29 volunteers from all non-motorized user groups. In total we put in 697 hours hours on this trail. The value of this is $19,892.38 which we will report on our grant. A million thanks to all! Our trail system is fabulous due to volunteers!

Today we finished working on the Jim Higgs trail in the Almosta Trail system. 29 volunteers from all non-motorized user groups. In total we put in 697 hours hours on this trail. The value of this is $19,892.38 which we will report on our grant. A million thanks to all! Our trail system is fabulous due to volunteers! ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

It was a great day and great people, even a couple mtn bikers 🚴‍♀️ using trail as we worked. And "lunch in the forest" afterwards. Thank you YTA❤️

Awesome!

Thanks to all!!

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Contact Us

Yavapai Trails Association
P.O. Box 403
Prescott, AZ 86302

yavapai.trails@gmail.com