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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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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.

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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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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
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Jan Mallon
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Bryon and Sally Prinzmetal

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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Timeline PhotosYavapai Trails Association (YTA) is concerned not only with building and maintaining sustainable trails, they are also partners in creating safe outdoor spaces for 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.

Arizona is full of wonderful, amazing trails and it is our duty to do what we can do keep them beautiful and accessible! A few times a year, #russlyonsir agents get together for a trail clean up!
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The Prescott Circle Trail segment that passes through Embry Riddle campus is now OPEN to trail users. Please note: All trail users, hikers, bikers, equestrians, MUST wear a mask while on Embry Riddle property. This includes trail users! Please respect this requirement. If trail users fail to wear a mask, the trail entrances will be closed again. This is private property, and the university has been gracious to allow the trail to traverse their grounds. Please share this message with other trail users, and organizations you are associated with. ... See MoreSee Less

Please support Granite Mountain Brewing. They were very generous to YTA by donating a portion of their Growler Fills this year!! ... See MoreSee Less

YTA volunteers and PNF staff installed another memorial bench ( in honor of Al Frank III) on Lynx Lake today.

YTA volunteers and PNF staff installed another memorial bench ( in honor of Al Frank III) on Lynx Lake today. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you Yavapai Trails and Prescott National Forest. The memorial benches are a wonderful tribute to Al. He loved Prescott’s beautiful trails.

Thank you Yavapai Trails, Prescott National Forest and Judie Hale for making this beautiful tribute happen. It makes my heart full of happiness.

This was installed on a very meaningful day to the family. Thank you!

That's a great tribute to a great dad. I gotta visit this place. I love pictures of the the very serene and peaceful environment there by the lake and the trails.❤

I love this!!! Thank you!🙏

Thank you, Judie Hale for all your hard work into bringing our dream to a reality.

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Chino Valley Rail-to-Trail (Peavine) Grant Award!!!
Yavapai Trails Association has recently been awarded a generous $10,450.00 Grant from the Arizona Community Foundation to continue trail improvements on the 5.3 mile rail-to-trail segment in the Town of Chino Valley. For the past few years YTA has taken a leadership role in improving this unique trail segment. The grant will allow for the purchase of an informational kiosk, dog waste stations, trail signs at road crossings, trail signs at parking lots (other than the kiosk), trail bed material, another bench, trail tools for the local trail volunteer maintainers, and equestrian friendly gate latches. These trail improvements are intended as a step closer to connecting the Peavine segments into one contiguous gem of a trail. We at YTA continue to advocate and strive for that to happen in the near future. Our communities and partners in Yavapai County are uniting to work toward this common goal. We are thankful for ACF’s generosity in providing the financial means to realize this gem of a trail. YTA is a 501C3 non-profit organization, dedicated to support, advocate, and provide leadership for all non-motorized trails in Yavapai County. 
If you are interested in becoming a member of YTA, please visit https://www.yavapai-trails.org/volunteer/

Chino Valley Rail-to-Trail (Peavine) Grant Award!!!

Yavapai Trails Association has recently been awarded a generous $10,450.00 Grant from the Arizona Community Foundation to continue trail improvements on the 5.3 mile rail-to-trail segment in the Town of Chino Valley. For the past few years YTA has taken a leadership role in improving this unique trail segment. The grant will allow for the purchase of an informational kiosk, dog waste stations, trail signs at road crossings, trail signs at parking lots (other than the kiosk), trail bed material, another bench, trail tools for the local trail volunteer maintainers, and equestrian friendly gate latches. These trail improvements are intended as a step closer to connecting the Peavine segments into one contiguous gem of a trail. We at YTA continue to advocate and strive for that to happen in the near future. Our communities and partners in Yavapai County are uniting to work toward this common goal. We are thankful for ACF’s generosity in providing the financial means to realize this gem of a trail. YTA is a 501C3 non-profit organization, dedicated to support, advocate, and provide leadership for all non-motorized trails in Yavapai County.
If you are interested in becoming a member of YTA, please visit www.yavapai-trails.org/volunteer/
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Thank you! I’m looking forward to someday riding to Prescott from Chino Valley. What’s the status with the north side? I assume it’s private property but seems like an easy extension.

Christi Woods - your area!

I tried "sharing" this post to Chino Valley Community Page" and "cvaf 2.0" but neither went thru. I may be doing something wrong, or my phone is incompetent. Can someone else try? TIA.

Thanks this is wonderful news. Hope they were able to make the gates horse friendly

WOLVERTON TRAIL IMPROVEMENT DETAILS

The five mile Wolverton trail segment has a steep rocky grade of up to 14% with a total elevation gain of 1,000 ft. An eight person crew will be hired for a two-week period to restore over two miles of this trail. The work that will be done by this crew includes (but not limited to) rock armoring, grade reversals, mitigating drainage/erosion issues, and chainsaw brushing. The remainder of the work will be done by the volunteer Over the Hill trail maintenance crew. The work on this trail section has been deferred due to the technical skilled work required to obtain sustainability of the trail. Wolverton trail is highly popular, especially with our cycling community. Features will be added to enhance the enjoyment and safety for all of our non-motorized user groups. The intent is to get a work group in and out with minimal disruption. The goal is to create a sustainable trail in a locally iconic place. We will “reconstruct” a trail out of the natural environment – using native materials harvested onsite.

Due to Covid-19, we cannot put a crew out there at this time. We are looking at the beginning of Sept. We will post updates.
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Yavapai Trails Association

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

yavapai.trails@gmail.com