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Trail 396

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 3

Meandering smooth singletrack that connects White Spar Road (Highway 89S) with Senator Highway. Across from the end of this trail on Senator Highway is Trail 299, but the first third of that trail is unridable due to extreme fall-line action and extremely loose rocks, so although 396 makes a nice "connection", it doesn't do you much good connecting to 299. Would have been better to connect to 307, Spruce Mtn.
Anyhow, it's an easy trail in terms of skill. It looks like it was made with a trail-dragon which is like a mini-bulldozer, so there aren't any technical aspects on the trail. There are no killer climbs, all the climbs are fairly short and the slopes are mild enough that I didn't have to use my travel adjust function. Skill level wise this is a beginner trail but some of the slopes will lend themselves to the intermediate level, because that will be encountered, I'll label it as intermediate but realize that it's not rocky or crazy steep, just moderatly steep and a few switchbacks at times. It's somewhat dissapointing to see that all the new trails that have been built in the last few years have been extremely watered down, because there isn't much technical riding in Prescott, and this trail is no exception to that. It can make a nice connector, and it will make a nice post-work ride due to decent coverage and elavation.
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Latitude
34.50542493789137
Longitude
-112.47759819030762
Trail Length
4
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Prescott
State/Territory/Province
AZ
Country
US
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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

Review Date
July 23, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: antibody ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Fast and lazy. Nothing technical. Love the scenery.


Recommended Route:
Start at the white spar side of the trailhead. Ride 396 to senator highway. Turn right and turn left at spruce mountain road(about a mile). Climb up spruce mountain road for a great climbing workout. After about two miles, take a left on watershed trail 299. The descent is fast and sometimes technical. Take the trail back to senator highway and then back on 396.



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Review Date
March 7, 2011

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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2.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Rallynut78 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
My favorite trail in the area for it's scenery and fun factor. It may not be technical, but to start at the bottom (white spar camp ground) and ride up to Goldwater Lake just makes for a pretty ride. The ride back down is fun, fast, rolling single track. So fun and fast, it's easy to get carried away.

This is a great after work ride. Especially in the summer because it's in the pines. I'll often dunk my shirt in the lake to cool off. Too bad they don't allow swimming.

Recommended Route:
White Spar Campground to Goldwater Lake and back. Link as recommenced above.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Get the city bike map and explore all the trails are good.



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Review Date
May 8, 2008

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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4.00 of 5, 3.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Jayem ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Smooth singletrack, no technical features. A few climbs but no steep or loose climbs, and none of the climbs are very extended.

Recommended Route:
Would probably be best to ride from White Spar Campground and ride on this trail and maybe some of the others that are in the area. Although this trail connects with 299, there isn't much point because you're going to hike-a-bike up 299 for a while, and there are other trails and routes that connect as well.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
307 (Spruce Mtn) is the closest one that I would recommend. There are others from White Spar that branch off from the campground/trails, but 307 has a lot more going on when it's not been too beat up by the horses.



Comments
TRLBLDR (11/13/2009)
What a whiner. This is a great trail
Jayem (01/03/2010)
Great as in smooth, no technical features, no extended climbs, difficult to connect to Bradshaws and Thumb Butte (299 and Quartz Mtn?), is that what you mean? It's not a bad trail and I know you are proud, but it's not anywhere near the trails that I'd rate 4 or 5 out of 5. Those are truely epic trails/rides with lots of variation, elevation, and so on. I rated it a 3 out of 5 because it was well constructed and does satisfy the rigid SS contingent well.
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