Our Board & Organization

Yavapai Trails Association is dedicated to protecting, preserving, and developing recreational, non-motorized trails.

There is also a need to help individual communities develop and coordinate their trail systems and to work closely with developers and others to secure new trails and maintain continued access to existing trails.

Yavapai Trails Association is a non-profit corporation with federal 501(c)3 designation, and our operating expenses are funded by dues and donations.  We are supported by many other organizations and recognized by the City of Prescott, Prescott Valley, and Chino Valley, as well as Yavapai County, the Prescott National Forest, the Bureau of Land Management, and the state of Arizona.

Officers:

Ann Hendrickson, President
Bill Fanelli, Vice President
Ellen Tyler, Secretary
David Fero, Treasurer

 

 

Board of Directors:

Bill Fanelli
David Fero
Ann Hendrickson
Lisa Andrews-Lafoon
Tom Reilly
John Stockman
Rita Thompson-Tinsley
Ellen Tyler

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Mark your calendars for Horses with Hearts 7th Annual Have a Heart Open 4-D Barrel Race & Poles on September 24, 2022 at the Olsens Arena in Chino Valley, Arizona. All proceeds benefit Horses with Heart therapeutic riding for people with special needs, Seniors, and Veterans.  #yavapaicounty #ChinoValley #therapeutichorses

Mark your calendars for Horses with Heart's 7th Annual "Have a Heart" Open 4-D Barrel Race & Poles on September 24, 2022 at the Olsen's Arena in Chino Valley, Arizona. All proceeds benefit Horses with Heart therapeutic riding for people with special needs, Seniors, and Veterans. #yavapaicounty #ChinoValley #therapeutichorses ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago
Fresh off the press - Horses with Heart August newsletter.  Check ito ut!

Fresh off the press - Horses with Heart August newsletter. Check ito ut!Find our August Newsletter on our Website.

You are now able to interact immediately with our staff, sign up to events with a click of the button, download event forms, watch videos, and read all about our coming month's events and latest news on our website.

horseswithheartaz.org/august-2022-newsletter

#horseswithheartaz #horseswithheart #arizona #hwh #newsletter #horses #nonprofit #children #specialneeds #beintheknow
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6 days ago
If you hike, bike, or ride horses or just love the outdoors please SAVE THE DATE - October 22, 2022 and join in us for our annual active fundraising event!

If you hike, bike, or ride horses or just love the outdoors please SAVE THE DATE - October 22, 2022 and join in us for our annual active fundraising event!Attention all HIKERS, BIKERS AND EQUESTRIANS **SAVE THE DATE -October 22, 2022 **Yavapai Trails Association is hosting their active fundraising event celebrating "Make a Difference Day." Using the exciting rails at Granite Basin, there will be an assortment of routes and levels for mountain biking, hiking and riding with experienced leaders. We promise this will be a party! Sway - Lunch - Music and Drawings. Tickets are $40 for YTA Members and $50 for nonmembers. All donations made will help with "matching funds" for the Almosta Trail System Grant. Watch for more information as we get closer. Until then, please share this post with all of your friends, family, colleagues, neighbors, your non-motorized groups -- this will be a day for the books! #yavapaicounty #ChinoValley #bikingarizona #hikingarizona #yavapaitrails #yavapaitrailsassociation #arizonaequestrians ... See MoreSee Less

7 days ago
Attention all HIKERS, BIKERS AND EQUESTRIANS **SAVE THE DATE -October 22, 2022 **Yavapai Trails Association is hosting their active fundraising event celebrating Make a Difference Day.  Using the exciting rails at Granite Basin, there will be an assortment of routes and levels for mountain biking, hiking and riding with experienced leaders.  We promise this will be a party!  Sway - Lunch - Music and Drawings. Tickets are $40 for YTA Members and $50 for nonmembers.  All donations made will help with matching funds for the Almosta Trail System Grant.  Watch for more information as we get closer. Until then, please share this post with all of your friends, family, colleagues, neighbors, your non-motorized groups -- this will be a day for the books! #yavapaicounty #ChinoValley #bikingarizona #hikingarizona #yavapaitrails #yavapaitrailsassociation #arizonaequestrians

Attention all HIKERS, BIKERS AND EQUESTRIANS **SAVE THE DATE -October 22, 2022 **Yavapai Trails Association is hosting their active fundraising event celebrating "Make a Difference Day." Using the exciting rails at Granite Basin, there will be an assortment of routes and levels for mountain biking, hiking and riding with experienced leaders. We promise this will be a party! Sway - Lunch - Music and Drawings. Tickets are $40 for YTA Members and $50 for nonmembers. All donations made will help with "matching funds" for the Almosta Trail System Grant. Watch for more information as we get closer. Until then, please share this post with all of your friends, family, colleagues, neighbors, your non-motorized groups -- this will be a day for the books! #yavapaicounty #ChinoValley #bikingarizona #hikingarizona #yavapaitrails #yavapaitrailsassociation #arizonaequestrians ... See MoreSee Less

7 days ago
With summer upon us, have you had the opportunity to be part of the Yavapai Trails Associations Prescott Circle Trail Challenge?  The Prescott Circle Trail is a 54-mile non-motorized trail that gives hikers, backpackers, horse riders, and mountain bikers a route through Prescott National Forest, City of Prescott, Arizona, Yavapai County, and state lands. You will get views of Watson Lake, Willow Lake, and Goldwater Lake, cut through Granite Dells, and take in Granite Mountain and Thumb Butte.
Complete the entire Prescott Circle Trail and receive a personalized certificate and a embroidered patch, bumper sticker or bolo tie, FREE! Prescott Partners - Russ Lyon Sothebys International Realty is supporting YTA by sponsoring this event.   Please visit our website for more information!   Your name will also be added to our website. https://www.yavapai-trails.org/prescott-circle-trail/
#yavapaitrails #yavapaitrailsassociation #yavapaicounty #hikingarizona #bikingarizona

With summer upon us, have you had the opportunity to be part of the Yavapai Trails Association's Prescott Circle Trail Challenge? The Prescott Circle Trail is a 54-mile non-motorized trail that gives hikers, backpackers, horse riders, and mountain bikers a route through Prescott National Forest, City of Prescott, Arizona, Yavapai County, and state lands. You will get views of Watson Lake, Willow Lake, and Goldwater Lake, cut through Granite Dells, and take in Granite Mountain and Thumb Butte.

Complete the entire Prescott Circle Trail and receive a personalized certificate and a embroidered patch, bumper sticker or bolo tie, FREE! Prescott Partners - Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty is supporting YTA by sponsoring this event. Please visit our website for more information! Your name will also be added to our website. www.yavapai-trails.org/prescott-circle-trail/
#yavapaitrails #yavapaitrailsassociation #yavapaicounty #hikingarizona #bikingarizona
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1 week ago

Comment on Facebook

It took me a few years but, I did it -- bike, horseback, and hiking... I proudly have my certificate and bolo tie hanging in the horse trailer.

I've only managed a few sections so far, it's gorgeous but tough! I'm trying to finish by the end of the year, too hot for me to hike now so waiting for the fall.

I did the whole thing continuously backpacking in May! Is there a way to redeem this or do you have to complete it in a specific time period? I made a YouTube video of my experience as well! youtu.be/4hXwaksuiMU

|Fuck-Prescott!Bitch🖕

FOREST SERVICE NEWS RELEASE:  As of July 18, 2022, weather conditions allow for completion of suppression repair on Spruce Mountain.  Beginning last week and continuing for several months, heavy equipment will be used to finish the suppression repair work on Spruce MountainSpruce Mountain ridge south of the Spruce Mountain Lookout Tower; As they continue to complete the repair work, residents and visitors need to be aware of equipment while traveling in and out of the area; and we ask that the public to refrain from using Groom Creek Loop Trail #307 and the Isabella Trail #377. Please do not enter areas where the heavy equipment is operating. Approaching such equipment is very dangerous as the operator may not see you.  For more information, please contact the Bradshaw Ranger District - 928-443-8000.

FOREST SERVICE NEWS RELEASE: As of July 18, 2022, weather conditions allow for completion of suppression repair on Spruce Mountain. Beginning last week and continuing for several months, heavy equipment will be used to finish the suppression repair work on Spruce MountainSpruce Mountain ridge south of the Spruce Mountain Lookout Tower; As they continue to complete the repair work, residents and visitors need to be aware of equipment while traveling in and out of the area; and we ask that the public to refrain from using Groom Creek Loop Trail #307 and the Isabella Trail #377. Please do not enter areas where the heavy equipment is operating. Approaching such equipment is very dangerous as the operator may not see you. For more information, please contact the Bradshaw Ranger District - 928-443-8000. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago
Join the Chino Valley AZ Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, August 16 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm to celebrate the Equestrian Community.

Join the Chino Valley AZ Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, August 16 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm to celebrate the Equestrian Community.Your invite to support a great local cause! ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago
Thanks to all who came out this morning to work on brushing Smith Ravine. Great people and good conversations made for light work.

Thanks to all who came out this morning to work on brushing Smith Ravine. Great people and good conversations made for light work. ... See MoreSee Less

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Jim Pessin recently retired after serving as YTA Treasurer for over 25 years!  YTA has honored him by installing a bench near a trail near and dear to Jim and his wife, Kathy and their pup Oro.  Thank you Jim for supporting YTA and other community organizations throughout the years!
  
YTA has purchased and installed other benches on trails that you might have seen throughout our community. 

 

Contact Us

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

yavapai.trails@gmail.com