The Prescott Hiking Club has three types of hikes, to suit different levels of hiking desires:

Slow Hikes - 4-5 miles, relaxed pace, same start locations each week
Moderate Hikes - moderate pace, different start locations each week
Strenuous Hikes - faster pace, different start locations each week

PHC Members should hike with the group appropriate with their abilities.

For more information about the Prescott Hiking Club, refer to the information on the Join Page.

 For Moderate / Strenuous Hike Schedules, click the month below:


Slow Hikes

Slow Hikes are on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. They start at 7 AM June - August, 8 AM April - May and September - October, and 9 AM November to March. They are usually less than 5 miles long.

Slow Hike Contact: Henry Dye on (928) 445-7371.

Tuesdays - Lynx Lake South Shore

From Highway 69, turn South onto Walker Road (between Arco and PetSmart) and go about three miles to Lynx Lake North Shore.  Turn Left and follow the road to the trailhead parking area.
We hike about five miles, more or less.
Click here for the Lynx Lake Map

Thursdays - Granite Mountain Metate Parking Area

Follow Iron Springs Road west out of town. Turn right on Granite Basin Road (about two miles past the Williamson Valley signal light. Follow Granite Basin Road and watch for the Cayuse Day Use sign on the right.
Click here for the Granite Mountain Parking Area Map

Saturdays - Thumb Butte Parking Area

Meet at the Thumb Butte trailhead in the upper section of the parking lot near the upper restroom. Take Gurley Street through town towards Thumb Butte. The trailhead and parking lot are located on the right.
We hike about five miles, more or less.
Click here for the Thumb Butte Parking Area Map

Moderate / Strenuous Hikes

Moderate / Strenuous Hike Contact: Lynda Jerome on (928) 772-1340

Moderate/Strenuous Hikes are every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. They are usually 6 to 10+ miles long. An email is sent to PHC Moderate/Strenuous Hikers each Sunday with details about the hikes for the upcoming week.

These hikes meet in one of five places around the area: two in Prescott, two in Prescott Valley, and one in Chino Valley. The meeting location is chosen by the hike leader and is usually the location that is closest to the hike trailhead. Maps to the five meeting places are near the bottom of this page:

Tuesday Hikes: have a specific destination, and are always Moderate Hikes. They are listed in the Hike Schedule; refer to the Monthly Schedule links near the top of this page.
Additionally, a Strenuous Hike may sometimes be scheduled on Tuesday, using either the same route as the Moderate Hike, or a different route.
Thursday and Saturday Hikes: always have a designated Hike Leader. They may or may not have a destination in the hike schedule, but they will always have a destination in the Weekly Moderate & Strenuous Hike Email.
On Thursdays and Saturdays, the choice of a Moderate or a Strenuous hike is up to the hike leader.

Moderate / Strenuous Hike Meeting Locations:

 The meeting location for each hike is on the schedule and/or in the weekly email.
Click on each line for a map of that location:

Walmart West, Iron Springs Road, Prescott
Frontier Village (formerly American Home), Prescott
KMart Parking Lot, Prescott Valley
Iron King Trailhead, Prescott Valley
Safeway, Chino Valley

Forms for Hike Leaders:

Click here to print Member Liability Release Forms

Click here to print Guest Liability Release Forms

Click here to print Notes to Hike Leaders