The Prescott Hiking Club is a hiking and social organization formed for the pleasure of hiking with others and enjoying the out of doors. We offer several levels of hikes three days a week: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. We have a club Steering Committee . Dues are $5 per person, annually. Membership is open to anyone interested.
Serving Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, Dewey-Humbolt, and Yavapai County, AZ
Hike Schedules

                                                      Prescott Hiking Club Spring Picnic

                                                                        Thursday, May 23

Hello club members!  The PHC picnic is scheduled for  Thursday, May 23 at Thumb Butte .  Below are some details about the day:

Location:  We have reserved the Thumb Butte Ramada.  The Ramada is located off the main parking lot behind the restrooms. 

Hikes:  There will be two hikes offered that day.  A  moderate hike  beginning at 8 a.m. will last approximately 3 hours.

Jim Smith will lead a  slower paced hike  (a section of the Circle Trail), also beginning at  8 a.m .

The moderate hiking group will meet at the Ramada at 8 a. m. The meeting location for the slower paced Circle Trail hike will be announced later.

Lunch will begin at approximately 11:15 a.m.  

Food:   We are asking that everyone bring a food item to share based on the first letter of your last name as indicated below:
* A – H:    Salad
* I – Z:      Main Dish

There is electricity at the Ramada for crockpots.

The Social Committee will provide dessert, and the club will provide water, soda and beer.

Please bring your own plate and place setting

Thanks everyone. Let's make this a fun day!
The PHC Social Committee

PHC Event

​                                        Mogollon Rim Campout Postponed

Due to the weather I have decided to postpone the May Mogollon Rim camp-out to June. The first two days looked wet and it was going to be on the cold side for much of the week. I much prefer good weather to hike and camp-out.

The NEW Mogollon Rim Camp-out will be as follows..
Location: Mogollon Rim 34 miles east of Payson and approximately 125 miles from PV

Arrive: Monday, June 3

Depart: Saturday, June 8

Hosts: Jim and Donna Overland- Email [email protected] Phone 928-710-5428

Where: The Canyon Point Campground 34 miles east of Payson on 260.The website can answer any questions and has a map
here The campground has 60 non-electric sites at $28. a night and $14. with a senior pass and 35 sites with electric at $33. a night and $19. with a senior pass. They have a very nice clean shower facility free with a paid site. Up to 8 people per site but $14. for an extra car. The campground is all in the pines and very shaded and all have tables and fire rings a dump station and potable water. 
There are only a few spot available for reservation for Sunday - Thursday. We are not planning or getting a reservation as they have some 32 sites available for walk up in Loop B. So our plan is to just go and get a walk up site. If you want to look up whats available or make a reservation.  
www.recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777 

Jim and I plan on getting a camp-site in loop B which is all non-electric and we will be getting there a day or two early. I will send out an email to our group indicating our camp-site number on that Sunday, June 2nd

For anyone interested in lodging there is a lodge less then 2 miles away in Forest Lakes or 18 miles in Heber.
Forest Lakes Lodge 928-535-4727
$78+tax a day Sunday-Thursday $92+tax Friday-Saturday. 
 Best Western, Sawmill Inn 928- 535-5053 or Buckskin Lodge 928-535-4598

The Plan:
Monday, June 3rd at 4 pm:  Happy Hour and information on the week itinerary for hikes and times at our camp-site (I'll send site number out on Sunday)
I'm planning a moderate hike everyday. Hikes listed may change or very.
Tuesday: Hike the Highline Trail from the Military Sinkhole TH to See Canyon, aprox. 8 miles
Wednesday: Hike to Horton Springs from The Fish Hatchery TH to Horton creek TH. aprox. 7-8 miles.
Thursday: The Barbershop Trail to Barbershop Springs, starting at Buck Springs out and back aprox. 8 miles.
Friday: A section of the General Crook Trail 6-10 miles. I'm still working on this.
Saturday: Head home

For those of you that like to kayak or fish there are two nice lakes nearby. Woods Canyon Lake and Willow Springs Lake.

Anyone interested please let me know soon and Email me at 
[email protected]  After this email I will only be emailing updates to people on my list. 

Hope to see you,
Jim and Donna

Camp outs