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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

Dianne Echazabal


David Fero

Dave Fizzell

Susie Hehlen

Ann Hendrickson and William Otto

Susan Lucas

Joyce Mackin
 
Jan Mallon

Jim Pessin

Bryon and Sally Prinzmetal

Nigel Reynolds

George Sheats

Don Swetlik

Bill Stafford

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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18,000 pounds of rock, 265 hours of volunteer labor and we completed a serious rock restoration project on Groom Creek Loop Trail #307. YTA is hosting 3 more work days on the 17, 18 and 25th of Sept. Sign up to come out and give a favorite trail some pay back. Yavapai.trails@gmail.com. Many thanks to all who have been working so hard on this project.

18,000 pounds of rock, 265 hours of volunteer labor and we completed a serious rock restoration project on Groom Creek Loop Trail #307. YTA is hosting 3 more work days on the 17, 18 and 25th of Sept. Sign up to come out and give a favorite trail some pay back. Yavapai.trails@gmail.com. Many thanks to all who have been working so hard on this project. ... See MoreSee Less

The 2021 Skull Valley Loop Challenge is held in honor of past President of Prescott Alternative Transportation George Sheats, consummate volunteer and inspirational organizer of volunteers. With his energy, humor, knowledge, & financial support, he has been a legendary force for good within countless local organizations-his legacy of contributions to the Yavapai County community are vast and enduring. 
Prescott Mountain Bike Alliance (PMBA) invites you to celebrate George at the 2021 start/finish line, by cheering the SVLC riders in! 
WHERE: the lot next to the Chamber of Commerce, corner of Goodwin/Montezuma streets 
WHEN: Sunday 9/19 from 8:30am-1pm 
BRING: camp chairs/pop ups for comfort/shade, noisemakers for cheering 
@outlawdonutsinc and @bomberscoffee will have food/beverages available for purchase 😍
Ride the ride September 19th! 
SVLChallenge.com

The 2021 Skull Valley Loop Challenge is held in honor of past President of Prescott Alternative Transportation George Sheats, consummate volunteer and inspirational organizer of volunteers. With his energy, humor, knowledge, & financial support, he has been a legendary force for good within countless local organizations-his legacy of contributions to the Yavapai County community are vast and enduring.

Prescott Mountain Bike Alliance (PMBA) invites you to celebrate George at the 2021 start/finish line, by cheering the SVLC riders in!

WHERE: the lot next to the Chamber of Commerce, corner of Goodwin/Montezuma streets
WHEN: Sunday 9/19 from 8:30am-1pm
BRING: camp chairs/pop ups for comfort/shade, noisemakers for cheering

@outlawdonutsinc and @bomberscoffee will have food/beverages available for purchase 😍

Ride the ride September 19th!
SVLChallenge.com
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After two days of work, we spent 240 hours of volunteer time, moved 16,500 pounds of rock, and greatly restored a small segment of #307. We have three more volunteer work days coming up: Sept 17, 18, and 25th. Sign up to join a very rewarding trail volunteer experience: Yavapai.trails@gmail.com

After two days of work, we spent 240 hours of volunteer time, moved 16,500 pounds of rock, and greatly restored a small segment of #307. We have three more volunteer work days coming up: Sept 17, 18, and 25th. Sign up to join a very rewarding trail volunteer experience: Yavapai.trails@gmail.com ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you to Jersey Mike's Subs on Whipple Street for donating great subs to feed this hard working crew on both days! Steve and Syndie Wolsey are generous supporters of our community.

First day on Groom Creek Loop Trail for the two day Rock Work Training workshop for trail volunteers. A long hard day. Back at it tomorrow. YTA is pleased to offer this training program. This group will become part of a new trail crew dedicated to rock work projects on both Forest and City trails.

First day on Groom Creek Loop Trail for the two day Rock Work Training workshop for trail volunteers. A long hard day. Back at it tomorrow. YTA is pleased to offer this training program. This group will become part of a new trail crew dedicated to rock work projects on both Forest and City trails. ... See MoreSee Less

SPRUCE MOUNTAIN WORKDAYS at Groom Creek Loop Trail #307 Trailhead
SEPTEMBER 17  & 18, 7:45am 11:30am
Help us conduct trail maintenance on Trail #307. Please arrive promptly and come prepared with long sleeves, long pants, eye protection, sturdy work boots, snacks and water. Leather gloves, tools, and hard hats are provided if needed. 
Please RSVP to yavapai.trails@gmail.com by 9/15. 
Back Country Horsemen of Central Arizona, Prescott Mountain Bike Alliance, the City of Prescott, and Yavapai Trails Association are partnering on this trail renovation project.
Refreshments will be provided by Yavapai Trails Association. 
Meeting Location: From its intersection with Gurley Street,
travel south on Mt. Vernon Avenue for 6.4 miles as it
becomes Senator Highway and passes through the
community of Groom Creek. The trailhead is on the left
hand side of the road and is well signed.
Participants under 18 must have parent/guardian permission prior to event, please email michael.z.reveile@usda.gov for details.

SPRUCE MOUNTAIN WORKDAYS at Groom Creek Loop Trail #307 Trailhead
SEPTEMBER 17 & 18, 7:45am 11:30am

Help us conduct trail maintenance on Trail #307. Please arrive promptly and come prepared with long sleeves, long pants, eye protection, sturdy work boots, snacks and water. Leather gloves, tools, and hard hats are provided if needed.
Please RSVP to yavapai.trails@gmail.com by 9/15.

Back Country Horsemen of Central Arizona, Prescott Mountain Bike Alliance, the City of Prescott, and Yavapai Trails Association are partnering on this trail renovation project.
Refreshments will be provided by Yavapai Trails Association.

Meeting Location: From its intersection with Gurley Street,
travel south on Mt. Vernon Avenue for 6.4 miles as it
becomes Senator Highway and passes through the
community of Groom Creek. The trailhead is on the left
hand side of the road and is well signed.

Participants under 18 must have parent/guardian permission prior to event, please email michael.z.reveile@usda.gov for details.
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NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH  8:00am 12:00pm
GROOM CREEK LOOP #307, Groom Creek Loop # 307 Trailhead, Senator Hwy
All are welcome! Help us conduct trail maintenance on Trail
#307. Please arrive promptly and come prepared with long
sleeves, long pants, eye protection, sturdy work boots,
snacks and water. Leather gloves, tools, and hard hats are
provided if needed.
Please RSVP by 9/22 to:
yavapai.trails@gmail.com
Directions: From its intersection with Gurley Street, travel
south on Mt. Vernon Avenue for 6.4 miles as it becomes
Senator Highway and passes through the community of
Groom Creek. The trailhead is on the left hand side of the
road and is well signed.
Participants under 18 must have parent/guardian permission
prior to event, please email michael.z.reveile@usda.gov for
details.
Refreshments will be provided by
Prescott Mountain Bike Alliance and
Back Country Horsemen

NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH 8:00am 12:00pm
GROOM CREEK LOOP #307, Groom Creek Loop # 307 Trailhead, Senator Hwy

All are welcome! Help us conduct trail maintenance on Trail
#307. Please arrive promptly and come prepared with long
sleeves, long pants, eye protection, sturdy work boots,
snacks and water. Leather gloves, tools, and hard hats are
provided if needed.

Please RSVP by 9/22 to:
yavapai.trails@gmail.com

Directions: From its intersection with Gurley Street, travel
south on Mt. Vernon Avenue for 6.4 miles as it becomes
Senator Highway and passes through the community of
Groom Creek. The trailhead is on the left hand side of the
road and is well signed.

Participants under 18 must have parent/guardian permission
prior to event, please email michael.z.reveile@usda.gov for
details.

Refreshments will be provided by
Prescott Mountain Bike Alliance and
Back Country Horsemen
... See MoreSee Less

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Contact Us

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

yavapai.trails@gmail.com