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Prescott Peavine National Recreation Trail

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Took the Peavine after having hiked the Dot Trail along NW side of Lake Watson, and the Thumb Butte... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lakeville, Minnesota
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Stroll, bicycle or ride your horse

Absolutely beautiful water and rock views along the wide path, which was formerly rail road bed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Prescott, Arizona
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Took the Peavine after having hiked the Dot Trail along NW side of Lake Watson, and the Thumb Butte Trail. This is far less challenging , but also less scenic. Would be a great mountain bike ride, or a great trail for those needing a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank cndrocks
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely beautiful water and rock views along the wide path, which was formerly rail road bed. Great for all levels of hikers!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 424rital
Reviewed November 4, 2018

This trail system offers many diverse activities such as hiking and biking. The most popular activity seems to be walking the Peavine Trail with family and or dogs. Easy railroad grade. High usage especially during favorable weather. There is a least one probably more places...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Tom B
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

This Peavine trail is accessible for hiking, walking, and cycling . It used to be a railroad passage. I rode out 5 miles from the trail head near the animal shelter. I hear you can go into Chino valley. It may even go beyond. There...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tlK9742XM
Reviewed October 23, 2018

Just could not get over the beauty of the area and the places. We are not hikers, but found the drives, like this one, just breathtaking. Enjoy!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank denver84
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Go now before anything happens to this beautiful area. The following dated October-2018 a housing and development company AED out of London England is proposing to cut across this wonderful trail 5 times to build houses and a hotel right off this for now pristine...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank John H
Reviewed September 26, 2018

We approached the Peavine Trail from Watson Lake, so we started out with a bit of scrambling and rocky areas (the rest of our party was doing the more difficult 5 mile hike around Watson Lake, which is why we started there). Soon the trail...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Anne T
Reviewed September 16, 2018

The Peavine trail around Watson lake is one of most favorite trails and a great trail to bring visitors in all but the hottest summer months. As an experienced trail hiker I would rate it as moderate but for a novice hiker it will probably...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dan C
Reviewed August 28, 2018

This is an excellent trail to hike or bike with speklndid views across the valley to the mountains, of Watson Lake as well to the mountains to the north from certaion spots. The erstwhile railroad line offers informative plaques at the Point of Rock gap....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Esty666
Reviewed July 24, 2018

We were stunned to see the storm damage to the parking lot, trail head, and first trestle. We ended up driving to the northern trail-head and walking south to see the damage from the other end. Not sure when they will complete repairs. Check local...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Carl L
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February 3, 2018|
Response from patriciabT1434AX | Reviewed this property |
there are kayaks for rental. Do not know the fees
Richard L
February 1, 2015|
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Response from Lawrence C | Reviewed this property |
The trail is used by the local Humane Society nearby for walking their dogs.