Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Watson Lake Loop Day Hike
when Trip Report : December 14, 2013
  Trip Report : October 6, 2012
where Prescott
the hike We will be taking a trail that goes around Watson Lake, starting out at the Peavine Trailhead. We will start out going through the Riparian area for the first mile, then hiking through the boulders seeing beautiful views of the lake below and ending up on a rails to trails path the last 1/2 mile. We will be returning on the Peavine Trail but starting out to the west side of Watson Lake at the trailhead to the Riparian area which follows along 89 for a while. After the hike, if there is enough interested parties, we may stop at Prescott for a meal.
distance 5 1/2 miles
time 4-5 hours
EC +-400' elevation change
elevations 5100' (bridge over Granite Creek) to 5237' (Watson Lake overlook)
type Loop
starting at
Peavine Trailhead 34° 34.517' N,  112° 25.586' W  [NAD27]
on trail 100% — various Watson Lake Trails
rating "C"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs allowed no
cost $2 for parking. When car-pooling, pay your share of the cost of gas. The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5/non-member.
weather Prescott
meet 8:00 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.
drive •  North on I-17 to Cordes Junction, exit 262.
•  Left on AZ 69 and go about 30 miles toward Prescott.
•  Right on Prescott Lakes Parkway and go 1.8 miles to Sundog Ranch Road.
•  Right on Sundog Ranch Road, then the first left to Peavine Trailhead.
•  Pay for parking at Peavine Trailhead.

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