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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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Current News & Events

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Additional PNF trail are now open!

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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!!

ALMOSTA TRAIL SYSTEM WORKDAY, SATURDAY, APRIL 30TH, 8:00am-12:30pm
Help us conduct trail maintenance on Jim Higgs trail #1937! Yavapai Trails Association and Back Country Horsemen of Central Arizona are partnering on this trail renovation project.
Lunch will be provided by Back Country Horsemen.
Please RSVP to yavapai.trails@gmail.com by 4/27!
Where: Chevron Station, 4155 Outer Loop Rd, Prescott, AZ 86305.   Meeting Location: From its intersection with Pioneer Parkway, drive 7 miles north on Williamson Valley Road (County Road 5). The Chevron gas station is on the right with plenty of parking. A shuttle will be arranged to the trailhead.

ALMOSTA TRAIL SYSTEM WORKDAY, SATURDAY, APRIL 30TH, 8:00am-12:30pm

Help us conduct trail maintenance on Jim Higgs trail #1937! Yavapai Trails Association and Back Country Horsemen of Central Arizona are partnering on this trail renovation project.
Lunch will be provided by Back Country Horsemen.

Please RSVP to yavapai.trails@gmail.com by 4/27!

Where: Chevron Station, 4155 Outer Loop Rd, Prescott, AZ 86305. Meeting Location: From its intersection with Pioneer Parkway, drive 7 miles north on Williamson Valley Road (County Road 5). The Chevron gas station is on the right with plenty of parking. A shuttle will be arranged to the trailhead.
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YTA, BCHCZ, PHC and others worked hard on trail maintenance on the Jim Higs trail in the Almosta trail system. 25 people made great progress! Save April 30th to finish this trail. We will have a picnic lunch in the forest  to celebrate. Thanks everyone. A fun morning with great people.

YTA, BCHCZ, PHC and others worked hard on trail maintenance on the Jim Higs trail in the Almosta trail system. 25 people made great progress! Save April 30th to finish this trail. We will have a picnic lunch in the forest to celebrate. Thanks everyone. A fun morning with great people. ... See MoreSee Less

Yavapai Trails Association just received a check from Insurgent Brewery in Chino Valley. Fifty cents of every Peavine Ale sold goes to YTA to support our trails! A huge thank you to Insurgent Brewing Co. When you get off the trail, stop by and have a brew. Cheers to our trails!

Yavapai Trails Association just received a check from Insurgent Brewery in Chino Valley. Fifty cents of every "Peavine Ale" sold goes to YTA to support our trails! A huge thank you to Insurgent Brewing Co. When you get off the trail, stop by and have a brew. Cheers to our trails! ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

What a great reason to have a brew.

I have to come and try it out soon!

YTA and Aravaipa Running are partnering on
April 23rd to raise funds for trail maintenance on the Prescott Circle Trail.
Come watch all the trail runners cross the finish line and celebrate with them at the beer garden!

YTA and Aravaipa Running are partnering on
April 23rd to raise funds for trail maintenance on the Prescott Circle Trail.

Come watch all the trail runners cross the finish line and celebrate with them at the beer garden!
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Join us! ALMOSTA TRAIL SYSTEM WORKDAY SATURDAY, MARCH 19TH, 8:00am 12:30pm
Help us conduct trail maintenance on Jim Higgs trail #1937.
Yavapai Trails Association and Back Country Horsemen of Central Arizona are partnering on this trail renovation project.
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 3/17.  
Refreshments will be provided by Yavapai Trails Association.  
Where: Chevron Station, 4155 Outer Loop Rd, Prescott, AZ 86305
Meeting Location: From its intersection with Pioneer Parkway, drive
7 miles north on Williamson Valley Road (County Road 5) 5). The
Chevron gas station is on the right with plenty of parking. A shuttle
will be arranged to the trailhead.
Participants under 18 must have parent/guardian permission prior to
event, please email michael.z.reveile@usda.gov for details.

Join us! ALMOSTA TRAIL SYSTEM WORKDAY SATURDAY, MARCH 19TH, 8:00am 12:30pm

Help us conduct trail maintenance on Jim Higgs trail #1937.
Yavapai Trails Association and Back Country Horsemen of Central Arizona are partnering on this trail renovation project.

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 3/17.
Refreshments will be provided by Yavapai Trails Association.

Where: Chevron Station, 4155 Outer Loop Rd, Prescott, AZ 86305

Meeting Location: From its intersection with Pioneer Parkway, drive
7 miles north on Williamson Valley Road (County Road 5) 5). The
Chevron gas station is on the right with plenty of parking. A shuttle
will be arranged to the trailhead.

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

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

yavapai.trails@gmail.com