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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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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
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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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Current News & Events

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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.

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.

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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BREAKING NEWS!!!
Yavapai Trails Association was awarded a grant of $10,000.00 by the National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance to be used for the renovation of the Wolverton Trail #9415!! Part of the work needed on this trail segment is of a very technical nature, and it will be contracted out and managed by the U.S. Forest Service - Prescott National Forest. The cost to hire this work is $12,500. (The remaining renovation work will be done by the volunteer Over the Hill Gang trail maintenance crew). 
We need your help! We need to raise the additional $2,500 to hire the work crew. YTA is a 501 C3 non-profit. We at YTA are all volunteers, working hard to support the non-motorized trails in Yavapai County. Please go to our website at https://www.yavapai-trails.org/donate/ and donate. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated. Please help us renovate this segment of the Prescott Circle Trail! Thank you! We hope that you are as excited as we are to be able to improve the Wolverton Trail.

BREAKING NEWS!!!

Yavapai Trails Association was awarded a grant of $10,000.00 by the National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance to be used for the renovation of the Wolverton Trail #9415!! Part of the work needed on this trail segment is of a very technical nature, and it will be contracted out and managed by the U.S. Forest Service - Prescott National Forest. The cost to hire this work is $12,500. (The remaining renovation work will be done by the volunteer Over the Hill Gang trail maintenance crew).

We need your help! We need to raise the additional $2,500 to hire the work crew. YTA is a 501 C3 non-profit. We at YTA are all volunteers, working hard to support the non-motorized trails in Yavapai County. Please go to our website at www.yavapai-trails.org/donate/ and donate. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated. Please help us renovate this segment of the Prescott Circle Trail! Thank you! We hope that you are as excited as we are to be able to improve the Wolverton Trail.
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Prescott Circle Trail through Embry Riddle update.

YTA talked to the Head of Security at ERAU to inquire when they will open up the portion of the Circle Trail that goes through their campus. It will be at least a month before they open up the Circle Trail Access. They are allowing only one access point on Campus right now where they can screen everyone. They would LOVE to open it up to Circle Trail users, however, what has happened is that it also opens up their Wilderness area where they get a lot of folks out there walking Fido, not picking up after the dog, smoking, dropping lit cigarettes there, accessing other parts of campus etc. They just don’t have the means or manpower to “patrol” it right now. They are well aware of our community asking for access, and want to get it open ASAP. If there were a way to make it a “corridor” they would be happy to. We will update you when we hear more.
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Yavapai Trails Association Seeks Grant to Maintain Wolverton Circle Trail Segment 
YTA has requested a $10,000 matching grant to provide $20,516 of trail maintenance of Wolverton Trail # 9415 via The National Forest System Trail Stewardship Partner Funding Program. This Prescott National Forest segment of the marquee 54-mile-long Prescott Circle Trail needs maintenance: brushing, mitigation of drainage/erosion issues, and rock armoring along segments of this five mile trail. 
This trail has a steep rocky grade of up to 14% with a total elevation gain of 1,100 ft. (summit at 6,685 ft). Due to the technical difficulty of the work required to maintain/restore 2 miles of the trail, that necessary work will be contracted out. The crew that will be hired is proficient in the use of rock bars, rock baskets, rifting hammers, carbide-tipped cold chisels, stone sledges, and rock hammers. The remaining 3 miles would be renovated/brushed by the volunteer Over the Hill Gang in support of the Forest Service. 
YTA will absorb all administrative costs related to this project. This project is integral to our overall 2020 trail goals. YTA will be responsible for the remaining cost of $2,800 (of $12,800) to hire the contract crew that will accomplish the specialized work. 
In May 2020, in support of this grant request, YTA was pleased to receive this letter of support from Sarah Clawson, District Ranger for the Prescott National Forest, Bradshaw Ranger District: 
“...We have partnered with the Yavapai Trails Association for decades and completed many projects together with great success. Working together, they have assisted us with long range trail planning with the Greater Prescott Trails Plan and they continually help with trail building and maintenance through coordinating volunteers. More recently, in 2019 YTA sponsored National Trails Day and National Public Lands Day events with us to coordinate and provide a great experience for more than 100 volunteers. YTA is a highly valued partner in our efforts to provide quality, sustainable recreation opportunities in the area, and essential to the successes on the Prescott National Forest. 
We are aware of YTA’s grant application and understand that the request is to fund critical maintenance work on the Wolverton Mtn Trail 9415 section of the Prescott Circle Trail. We fully support their application, as we see that it will enhance a valuable recreation amenity for tens of thousands of users, both from the Prescott community and further afield...”. 
If you would like to help YTA help the community, please consider contributing to us.

Yavapai Trails Association Seeks Grant to Maintain Wolverton Circle Trail Segment

YTA has requested a $10,000 matching grant to provide $20,516 of trail maintenance of Wolverton Trail # 9415 via The National Forest System Trail Stewardship Partner Funding Program. This Prescott National Forest segment of the marquee 54-mile-long Prescott Circle Trail needs maintenance: brushing, mitigation of drainage/erosion issues, and rock armoring along segments of this five mile trail.

This trail has a steep rocky grade of up to 14% with a total elevation gain of 1,100 ft. (summit at 6,685 ft). Due to the technical difficulty of the work required to maintain/restore 2 miles of the trail, that necessary work will be contracted out. The crew that will be hired is proficient in the use of rock bars, rock baskets, rifting hammers, carbide-tipped cold chisels, stone sledges, and rock hammers. The remaining 3 miles would be renovated/brushed by the volunteer Over the Hill Gang in support of the Forest Service.

YTA will absorb all administrative costs related to this project. This project is integral to our overall 2020 trail goals. YTA will be responsible for the remaining cost of $2,800 (of $12,800) to hire the contract crew that will accomplish the specialized work.

In May 2020, in support of this grant request, YTA was pleased to receive this letter of support from Sarah Clawson, District Ranger for the Prescott National Forest, Bradshaw Ranger District:

“...We have partnered with the Yavapai Trails Association for decades and completed many projects together with great success. Working together, they have assisted us with long range trail planning with the Greater Prescott Trails Plan and they continually help with trail building and maintenance through coordinating volunteers. More recently, in 2019 YTA sponsored National Trails Day and National Public Lands Day events with us to coordinate and provide a great experience for more than 100 volunteers. YTA is a highly valued partner in our efforts to provide quality, sustainable recreation opportunities in the area, and essential to the successes on the Prescott National Forest.

We are aware of YTA’s grant application and understand that the request is to fund critical maintenance work on the Wolverton Mtn Trail 9415 section of the Prescott Circle Trail. We fully support their application, as we see that it will enhance a valuable recreation amenity for tens of thousands of users, both from the Prescott community and further afield...”.

If you would like to help YTA help the community, please consider contributing to us.
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This may be a stupid question but are donations to YTA tax dedictible?

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

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