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Upcoming Events

New trail work dates

Yavapai Trails Association has worked with Prescott National Forest to set a fixed schedule for volunteering.

We are expanding your opportunities to enjoy volunteer trail maintenance on the trails you love. Starting immediately YTA will have trail work opportunities on the second
and fourth Saturday each month (see actual 2024 dates below)

June 8
June 22
July 13
July 27
August 10
August 24
September 14
September 28
October 12
October 26
November 9
November 23
December 14
December 28

At our work events you may enjoy routine brushing or trail building, and occasionally we’ll spend a Saturday doing something a bit more adventurous. We may hike out further or do a slightly different type of work. Emails will go out prior to each work event with all the details. Please read them carefully to decide which work events are a good fit for you.

You may sign up to receive work event emails by sending an email to: yta.benefit@gmail.com and requesting to be added to our email list for volunteer
workers. You do not need to be a member to join us for work events, although we would appreciate it. Keep your eyes on our website and those emails! There may be opportunities for work every Saturday.

Thank you and Happy Trails!

PS: Look for an email just before each scheduled workday to remind you to RSVP and announce the location. Thank you for all your volunteer hours.

*If you have them, please bring your own hard hat/bike helmet, gloves, and eye protection. If you don’t have them, we are able to provide those items. As always, make sure to wear long sleeve shirts, pants, closed-toe shoes, and bring snacks/water for the morning.

Creating Trails & Safe 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.


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

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.


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.

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.

Contact Us

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