Begin your trek at the eastern trailhead, off Glassford Hill Road stoplight and Santa Fe Loop in Prescott Valley. Dirt parking is available right at the trailhead. I have never been on this trail, so I have no idea what to expect. Since it connects to the Peavine I assume it is wide and flat like that trail is.
The Iron King Trail follows a majority of the former Prescott & Eastern (P&E) railroad line. The P&E was established in the late 1800s and was once used for mining and ranching purposes, carrying both cattle and iron in Arizona. While the railroad no longer services stations along this route, its history is still a major presence along the trail. A unique track maintenance rail car can be found at each mile point providing users with necessary shade and an interesting observation point. The track cars themselves were donated by Phelps Dodge, and range from 80 to 100 years in age. Other distinct railroad references accompany the cars along the Iron King Trail. Railroad switches serve as mile markers and actual flat bed cars were used for three different bridges located along the trail.