Prescott Peavine National Recreation Trail
(Editor in chief) of the weeder, biking in Prescott Arizona
In summer Heat hits in Phoenix Arizona Mountain biking becomes too hot to ride. That’s the time my wife and I head up to Prescott Arizona to escape into the cool crisp unpolluted air and continue to enjoy our exercise mountain biking together. One of our favorite trails is the Prescott Peavine trail which is one of the many Rails-to Trails projects developed across the United States by a none profit Organization.
In one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this “rail-trail” is now a great place to bike in Prescott!
This is one of the few Rails-to-Trails projects in Arizona. There are outstanding views of Watson Lake and Granite Dells, as well as, wildlife viewing. Walk, hike, bike or horseback along this four-mile trail that was originally built by the Santa Fe Railway in 1893. The Peavine connects with the Iron King Trail for another four-mile trek along more railroad bed. Take Hwy 89 to Prescott Lakes Parkway, then to Sundog Ranch Road. Shown on the NE Prescott Trails Map.
Parking at the Peavine Trailhead off Prescott Lakes Parkway has a $2 fee, but you can access this trail off of Hwy 89A at Side Road, or from Prescott Valley Iron King trailhead, or from the trailhead on Granite Dells Road for free.