Groom Creek Loop Trail #307 Hike (Prescott area)

Date: 
Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 06:30
Leaders: 
Don Mowry - dgmowry@gmail.com, (480) 209-7963
Rating: 
B LENGTH: 10 mi ELEV GAIN: ~1,400 ft PACE: Medium

Meet at 6:30 am (depart at 6:45) at the Park and Ride, SW corner of Bell Road and I-17.

This very scenic trail offers panoramic views from Spruce Ridge of Mingus Mountain, the Prescott area, Crown King and the San Francisco Peaks. We’ll pass through numerous stands of Ponderosa Pine on the way to the Spruce Mountain Lookout area. There we'll take a break before continuing down the other side of the loop back to the trailhead. Our moving average pace will be 2 to 2.5 mph. Spruce Mountain is misnamed because the trees at the top are Douglas Fir.

Bring at least 3 liters of water, electrolytes, high energy food and raingear. No dogs or children please.

Non-members $5 fee and call the hike leader before the hike.