This trail is a very popular hike near Prescott in the Prescott National Forest. The hike climbs Thumb Butte Saddle at an elevation of 6,300 feet. The trail loop gives terrific views of the surrounding area and of Prescott. Hikers will come across signs labeling the plant life along the path. Many people have found the view at sunset to be the most breathtaking sight. The trail is moderately easy covering almost 2 miles. A spur trail is available for those who want to reach the summit. However, you will need to be an experienced rock climber to make this trip. Hikers should allow two hours to complete the round trip trail. The best time to hike is during the months April through November.
You can get to the trail from downtown Prescott by heading west on Gurley Street/Thumb Butte Road for approximately 3 and a half miles. You will come to Thumb Butte Park. Here you will see signs for the trail.