Considering that this trail is a major route through the Prescott National Forest, it is suprisingly quiet. Even on weekends, the only sounds are the chirping birds, the breeze in the pine, and the persistent buzz of insects. Shady pines, prolific bird life, and the long meandering trail make it a pleasure to travel. The route begins at the center of Prescott, and for the first few miles it follows a well-used paved road that leads through housing areas, past hiking trailheads (including the handicapped accessible Lions Creek Nature Trail), and Goldwater Lake Park.
Special Attractions: Historic site of Goodwin; Winding road through the edge of the Bradshaw Mountains; Can be combined with part of Senator Highway to form a loop trail. High-clearance vehicles are preferred, but not necessary. This trail is dirt roads, but may have rocks, grades, water crossings, or ruts that make clearance a concern in a normal passenger vehicle. The trail is fairly wide, so that passing is possible at almost any point along the trail. Mud is not a concern under normal weather conditions.
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