A gorgeous hike with a hearty start, since we are beginning on the right side of the trail AKA counterclockwise. A variety of pretty views will appear as we take this just over 4 mile loop with an elevation gain of approximately 400’.
Since the weather is warmer, please bring plenty of water and sunscreen. I have found that hikers prefer to bring their walking sticks on this trail, so please do so if you choose.
Even hiking early in the morning, we have discovered that the hike can be too warm for pets. Please be advised!
Directions: FREE PARKING.
From downtown Prescott, travel east on Hwy 69 to Walker Road. Turn right and go 1.2 miles to the sign for Lynx Creek Ruin. Turn left onto Lynx Creek Road (FR 9401) just after the sign. Travel 0.8 miles past the Day Use area, bearing right down the hill and continuing to the end of the road. There is a large improved lot with ample parking for both single vehicles and horse trailers. Road conditions are paved, then graded dirt and suitable for all vehicles.
To reach Trail #95, take Trail #9263 across Lynx Creek and just past the gate. Trail #95 begins on the right.
If you have any doubts about your physical capability, please check with your physician before signing up for a hike. The intermediate hikes require uphill hiking at Prescott-area mile-high and above elevations, which can create an extra burden on your lungs and body.
Hiker: BEING AWARE THAT ON- AND OFF-TRAIL HIKING, ROCK CLIMBING, CROSSING STREAMS AND TRAVELING IN MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN ARE HAZARDOUS ACTIVITIES, AND YOU ARE VOLUNTARILY PARTICIPATING IN THESE ACTIVITIES WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THE DANGER INVOLVED, AND YOU HEREBY AGREE TO ACCEPT, AND YOU VOLUNTARILY ASSUME, ANY AND ALL RISK OF DEATH, INJURY, LOSS, OR DAMAGE TO PERSON OR PROPERTY.