Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Watershed Trail Day Hike
when Trip Report : April 28, 2018
where Prescott National Forest
the hike     The Watershed Trailhead on Senator Highway should be familiar to many of our members. Until this year, it was always the starting point for the popular Goldwater Lakes trail. Apparently, though, the club has never hiked east from that point on the Watershed Trail itself, so on this hike we’ll see what it’s like.
    Bring your thirst for adventure and discovery. Although it follows the Prescott Circle trail, there’s not a lot of information about it on the Web, so our plan will be to follow all or part of these component trails:
•  Watershed #299
•  Seven Mile Gulch #9854
•  Ranch #62
•  Boy Scout / Turley #126
deciding at each intersection which direction looks more interesting. Then, when we reach about the 5-mile mark, we’ll turn around and backtrack.
    All these trails are rated Moderate, and all are in the pines.
•  Sturdy hiking boots
•  At least 3 liters of water
•  Hat, sunblock, sunglasses
•  Lunch or snacks
•  Camera
•  Hiking Poles
distance 10 miles
time 5-6 hours
EC +-1600' elevation change
elevations 6,167’ at Watershed Trailhead
type out and back
starting at Watershed Trailhead
on trail 100% — Watershed, Seven Mile Gulch, Ranch, Boy Scout / Turley #126 Trails
rating "B"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs allowed no
cost Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
weather Prescott
meet 6:30 AM in the Fry’s parking lot on the SW corner of I-17 & Bell Road. Park behind Denny’s, near the entrance to the Deer Valley Park & Ride.
•  Take I-17 north to Exit 262 (Cordes Junction).
Drive west on AZ 69 to Prescott.
Enter Prescott westbound on Gurley Street.
Turn left (south) onto Mt. Vernon Avenue, which becomes Senator Highway.
Continue south for 4.1 miles.
The trailhead is on the left side of the road.

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