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Prescott Peavine National Recreation Trail

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An easy, scenic trail

We approached the Peavine Trail from Watson Lake, so we started out with a bit of scrambling and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Anne T
Surprise, Arizona
One of our favorite trails in all of Prescott

The Peavine trail around Watson lake is one of most favorite trails and a great trail to bring... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dan C
Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Anne T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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

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

2  Thank Carl L
Reviewed May 31, 2018

Great photo-op. Extremely interesting stone formations. Small lake and desert wild life. Downside is...the park service allows the playing of some type of game that people can toss freebies great distances all over the park area. In other words, one must constantly keep a "heads...More

1  Thank Patricia B
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

If you’re up for an easy hike visit the Peavine trail. It’s a flat easy trail on the old railway bed with plenty of beauty all around. The trail goes past a riparian preserve, Watson Lake and the Granite Dells. Views of Granite Mountain and...More

Thank tessa3381
Reviewed February 22, 2018

Nice, level trail for biking, horseback riding or just walking. The views of Watson Lake and the Dells are breathtaking. Lovely place to spend some time outdoors and it's not too strenuous.

2  Thank RealtorMary
Reviewed November 2, 2017

This is by far my favorite place to shoot landscapes in the Prescott area. The Granite is spectacular. Hike around as much a possible to see it from every angle. If you going for a quick visit or hike, the afternoon is the best. The...More

1  Thank AJVaughnDOTcom
Reviewed October 31, 2017

We walked on this dirt trail from what I believe is the main parking area. We took a side trail that led us across a neat bridge that was a Boy Scout Eagle project and then came back the way we started. The main trail...More

1  Thank Eva S
Reviewed October 29, 2017

I sign up for a 10k over the weekend. let me tell you it was a great run the view was amazing too. will definitely come back and do a hike.

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February 3, 2018|
Response from Patricia B | 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.