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Give back to the trails you love!
Prescott is home to over 400 miles of trails within 30 minutes of downtown. Trails on City of Prescott, Prescott National Forest, County, Bureau of Land Management, and private lands make up the connectivity of our trail network.
Volunteers are the key to our organizational success. Working alongside trained crew leaders, volunteers will experience a sense of fulfillment as they participate in trail building and maintenance, while becoming stewards of our area lands. Volunteers have helped make Yavapai Trails Association the productive and successful organization it is today.
Thank you, volunteers!
On Saturday, March 23rd, 2024 8:00AM – Noon, YTA in partnership with Bike Prescott will be completing the brushing of Trail #297 (Smith Ravine).
Plan for the day: After a safety discussion at 08:00, we’ll hike out and get started building trail. We’ll have our break at 10:00, and then be back at the vehicles by 12:00.
Directions to Smith Ravine Trailhead Parking from downtown Prescott: Travel east on Hwy 69 to Walker Road. Turn right and travel approximately 4.8 miles to the Smith Ravine Trailhead, just past mile marker five. Turn right and park. Parking is good.
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.
*Sorry-No pets allowed at this event
- Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks, everyone, and let us know if you have any questions!
Dec 2nd, 2023
YTA, in partnership with Trail Sisters and Hiker Babes, performed trail maintenance on Trail #95.
Snacks for break, and after work refreshments provided by YTA
We had a picnic to say thank you to all the volunteers who have supported the Prescott National Forest Trails and Wilderness program between October 2022 and September 2023.
Picnic consisted of hamburgers and hotdogs, side dishes and refreshments provided by Back Country Horsemen of Central Arizona, City of Prescott, Prescott Mountain Bike Alliance, Prescott Trail Riders, and Yavapai Trails Association.
Yavapai Trails Association conducted trail maintenance on trail #95 on the same launch day as the Yavapai Youth Trails Challenge at the same location. Refreshments, snacks, and afterwork fun provided by YTA. Contact YTA Trailwork with questions about the event.
Heavy water flooding over the dam at Mint Wash prevented us from continuing as planned. We had to cancel the event. Thank you to all the volunteers who have signed up to support our effort. Please check out the new event above. As always, if you have questions about the events, please feel free to reach out by emailing us at YTA Trailwork.
Volunteers joined us and Back Country Horseman of Central AZ (BCHCAZ) for trail maintenance on trail #1959 on November 12th from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 pm. Meeting Location: Chevron Station, 4155 Outer Loop Rd, Prescott, AZ Thank you from YTA Trailwork.
Oct. 22nd, 2022
MADD – Make-A-Difference Day Event
For the past two years, YTA has worked hard with our partners raising funds, writing grants, and hosting volunteer trail maintenance events to restore the trail system to a sustainable, safe, and enjoyable outdoor experience. To raise “matching” funds to support our grants, we hosted an ALL-NON MOTORIZED trail outing enjoying our trails and coming together for a communal picnic luncheon from Pangaea Bakery.
Oct. 8th, 2022
ALMOSTA TRAIL SYSTEM
Volunteer joined YTA and Back Country Horseman of Central AZ (BCHCAZ) for trail maintenance on trail #1959 on October 8th from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 pm. Meeting Location: Chevron Station, 4155 Outer Loop Rd, Prescott, AZ From its intersection with Pioneer Parkway, drive 7 miles north on Williamson Valley Road.
Sept. 10th, 2022
National Public Lands Day | Groom Creek Loop #307
Volunteers joined YTA for trail maintenance at the TH for Groom Creek Loop #307 on Sept. 10, from 8-noon. Directions: 6.2 miles S. on Senator HY, TH on the left.
Yavapai Trails Association Awarded Funding by the
National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance
It is anticipated that the work on the Wolverton Trail will commence in early September. The work will consist of brushing and short sections of rock armoring to stabilize the trail tread. All group volunteer trail work has currently been suspended due to the pandemic, but will resume when it is determined to be safe to do so.
YTA is pleased to once again partner with the Prescott National Forest to assist in obtaining and maintaining sustainable trails in Yavapai County. We also appreciate the donors who have been generous to back this project. A million thanks to all the volunteers who so willingly put in many hours of service. We are grateful as are the thousands of trail users.
A quote from the NWSA Grant Committee: “The NWSA is excited to offer this 3rd round of funding to support the volunteers, nonprofit organizations, and agency partners who are stewarding the National Forest trail system on their local public lands. These trail stewardship projects will accomplish much work needed to improve and sustain trail conditions in our National Forests. Americans are lucky to have such diverse and beautiful National Forest lands across our country, but we are even luckier to have caring stewards who give their time and their energy to this unique American resource.”
For more information please contact Jason Williams, Prescott NF Trails & Wilderness Manger at (928) 777-2220 or Ann Hendrickson, YTA President (262) 893-9479.