Beginning Elevation: 6,100 Feet (1901.5 Meters)
Elevation Gain: 500 Feet (155.9 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 6,600 Feet (2057.4 Meters)
Length: 2.5 Miles (4.17 Kilometers)
Time, Round Trip: 1.5 Hours
Trail Number: 299
This trail, in the Groom Creek area, offers a fairly easy day hike or ride to a ridge overlooking upper Goldwater Lake from the southeast.
The trail leaves the Senator Highway at an elevation of about 6200 feet and climbs about 250 feet in .6 miles to Deer Lick Spring. Water may be available in a trough here for horses. The trail then turns southeast and climbs to the top of the ridge to an elevation of 6840 feet. After reaching the highest point, the trail heads almost due south for .8 miles to where it intersects FR 52A (Spruce Mt. Lookout Road).
From Prescott, Take Senator Highway (FR 52) for approximately six miles. The trailhead is signed on the east side of the road, just past Goldwater Lake and about .1 miles before the turnoff to FR 62.
Normally Accessible: Spring - Early Winter (Recommended Seasons, although Summer time is very hot.)
Bradshaw Ranger District, 344 South Cortez Street, Prescott, AZ 86303. Phone: 928-443-8000
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