Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Constellation Trail/Willow Lake Dells Day Hike
when Trip Report : Tuesday, March 15, 2022
where Prescott
the hike     This hike will start at the Constellation Loop Trail and connect to the Willow Lake Trail. We will not circumvent the lake this time but will explore the wonderful formations and lake views of the multiple intersecting trails of the Constellation Loop and the southeast section of the Willow Dells. Although this hike will elevate your heart rate, the pace will be no more than two miles an hour and we will stop to enjoy the sights and take photographs.
    Much of this hike is over and through granite rock surfaces that have white paint marks to signify the trail. This hike is not only beautiful and varied, but really fun! We will be back to Phoenix by 4 PM for those who want to attend the club meeting.
distance 6-7 miles
time 4 hours
EC +-818' elevation change
elevations 5,016'
type series of connecting trail loops
starting at Constellation Trails parking lot, 5761 AZ-89, Prescott AZ, just south of the Phippen Museum
on trail 100 percent but much of the trail is over granite rock
rating "B-"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs allowed no
cost $7/car parking fee.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per 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
•  Drive north on I-17 to exit 262 for AZ-69 N toward Prescott
Continue on AZ 69 N for 21 miles.
Turn right onto Fain Road and go 7.2 miles
Use the middle two lanes to merge onto AZ-89A, south for 6.3 miles.
Take exit 317 for AZ-89 toward I-40/Prescott/Chino Valley for 0.4 miles.
Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto AZ-89, suoth for 0.7 miles.
At the traffic circle, take the first exit and turn into the Constellation Trails parking lot.

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