Walk the Iron King Trail from Prescott Valley side and take pics

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.

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  • Sandy D.

    It was a good day to be outside and wow we covered 6 miles! This trail actually ends up taking you to the Peavine Trail. Makes me want to get my bike going as the really interesting part was after mile 2. My photos aren't great, but I will find something to post for sure!

    April 14, 2013

  • Lynn A M.

    Beautiful day..worth the walk...beautiful scenery, good company. cactus flowers in bloom...one black snake scare! mooo cows, lizards and birds...

    1 · April 14, 2013

  • Stefanie R.

    Beautiful day and great 6 mile hike! Also enjoyed lunch afterwards. Thanks for a fun time!

    April 14, 2013

  • Stefanie R.

    Thanks for letting me know Lynn. I wil see you guys tomorrow morning.

    April 13, 2013

  • Lynn A M.

    I can't respond to email from work and I am at work all day...I prefer Sundays and this works for me. tomorrows weather won't be much different than today...

    April 13, 2013

  • Stefanie R.

    I never heard back from Lynn. I am leaving it as is.

    April 12, 2013

  • Sandy D.

    Hmmmm where is everybody? If we need to cancel - ok with me - will catch you next time.

    April 12, 2013

  • Sandy D.

    Hoping for warm weather and NO WIND!

    April 10, 2013

  • Stefanie R.

    If it windy, wet or cold I will cancel this.

    April 10, 2013

  • Lynn A M.

    looks like fun, as long as the weather holds, HAS to be warmer and less windy than the past 2 days! :)

    April 9, 2013

  • Eric A.

    I'm sorry to miss this one, it sounds interesting. I'm looking forward to seeing folks photos posted on the site.

    April 8, 2013

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