The trail begins just across the road (FR 373) from the Thumb Butte picnic area. The trail climbs steeply to a ridge west of and just below the rocky crest of Thumb Butte. Drinking water is available at the Thumb Butte recreation site, but not on the trail itself. The trail is steep in places and persons hiking should be in good physical condition.
Directions: From Prescott, The north trailhead is at the Thumb Butte recreation site, approximately three miles west of downtown Prescott. Travel west on Gurley Street for 2.5 miles to Thumb Butte Road. Continue northwest on Thumb Butte Road for 1.5 miles to the recreation site. The trailhead is just across the road from the picnic area.
Elevation: 5,600 feet
Ending Elevation: 6,200 feet
Elevation Gain: 600 feet
Distance: 1.4 miles
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