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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.

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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.

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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

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 Sheets

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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Our final work efforts on the Chino Peavine Trail. A fun work outing. Thanks for everyones hard work. Now all that is needed is the connection to the Prescott Peavine!

Our final work efforts on the Chino Peavine Trail. A fun work outing. Thanks for everyone's hard work. Now all that is needed is the connection to the Prescott Peavine! ... See MoreSee Less

Whiskey Basin Trail Run on the Prescott Circle Trail  4/17-18!
Staged out of Watson Lake City Park with participants competing in 92K, 60K, 30K, half marathon and 10K races utilizing the Prescott Circle Trail.

Whiskey Basin Trail Run on the Prescott Circle Trail 4/17-18!
Staged out of Watson Lake City Park with participants competing in 92K, 60K, 30K, half marathon and 10K races utilizing the Prescott Circle Trail.
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RANCH TRAIL #62 EARTH WEEK EVENT FRIDAY, APRIL 23RD : 7:30am-11:30am
▪Help us conduct trail maintenance on Trail #62!

RANCH TRAIL #62 EARTH WEEK EVENT FRIDAY, APRIL 23RD : 7:30am-11:30am
▪Help us conduct trail maintenance on Trail #62!
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Yavapai Trails Association is hosting a volunteer workday on Saturday, April 10 from 8:00 AM to Noon.  Meet at the Chino Valley Peavine Parking Lot 4 South.  The final workday in Chino Valley will include installing mile marker signs, 4 additional exhibits, a dog waste station, a Crossing Plank exhibit and raking the edges of the trail. Please sign up at Yavapai.trails@gmail.com or call 262-893-9479.

Yavapai Trails Association is hosting a volunteer workday on Saturday, April 10 from 8:00 AM to Noon. Meet at the Chino Valley Peavine Parking Lot 4 South. The final workday in Chino Valley will include installing mile marker signs, 4 additional exhibits, a dog waste station, a Crossing Plank exhibit and raking the edges of the trail. Please sign up at Yavapai.trails@gmail.com or call 262-893-9479. ... See MoreSee Less

YTA recently received a request from some out of state folks who want to do a supported ride - 3 nights three days - an outfitter who have tents and food ready for them. Common in other areas, we just don't know of anyone offering supported trail services in Yavapai County. If you do, or know of someone who does, please respond to: yavapai.trails@gmail.com. We receive an increasing amount of queries regarding out-of-state people wanting assistance on trails and the PCT. Might be a cool gig for a start up. Thanks for your thoughts! ... See MoreSee Less

Work continues on #347 to open up sight lines . Enjoy the trail safely!

Work continues on #347 to open up sight lines . Enjoy the trail safely! ... See MoreSee Less

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Prescott trail usage tops 1 million for first time -- For years, Prescott’s trails have been a bit of a hidden treasure, attracting a steady, but manageable, level of annual growth.
That changed in spring 2020, however, when the COVID-19 pandemic brought a flood quarantine-weary users to the city’s trails.

Starting in about April 2020 and running through October, city officials were reporting that in some cases, individual trails were seeing double or triple the users of the year before.
In a recent year-end report, the Prescott Recreation Services Department reported that those numbers helped to propel trail use in Prescott to a new annual high.

Overall for 2020, Prescott’s trail use topped the 1 million mark for the first time — ending the year at about 1.1 million users. That compares with about 880,000 uses in 2019.
In a message for the department’s newsletter, Trails and Natural Parklands Coordinator Chris Hosking noted that some trails showed 30% to 90% increases for the year.

“2020 was a weird and challenging year, for sure,” Hosking wrote. “But one good fact is people felt safe outdoors, and our increased numbers show that.”

Popular routes like the Watson Lake trails near the Highway 89 overlook grew in popularity by almost 80% over the past year, going from 68,132 uses in 2019 to 121,847 in 2020.
Also showing dramatic growth was the Peavine Trail, which went from 59,020 in 2019 to 90,272 in 2020 (53%), and the Willow Lake trails, which grew in usage from 70,001 to 118,300 in 2020 (69%).

Read more at www.dcourier.com/news/2021/mar/04/prescott-trail-usage-tops-1-million-first-time/
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Just a heads up on work scheduled to occur in the Lynx area including 305 trail near Eagle Ridge CG. Goals Include: improve visibility of trail
users (on the 305) and vehicles travelling the access road (safety), improve vegetation health and vigor, improve fire resistance/defensibility of recreation facilities, while being considerate of scenic integrity. Fire crew performing the work will make sure they have people watching trails and roads.

Please forward to your respective groups if you have not already done so.
WORK COMMENCES ON FRIDAY FEBRUARY 26, 2021
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Yavapai Trails Association
P.O. Box 403
Prescott, AZ 86302

yavapai.trails@gmail.com