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#307 Groom Creek Loop Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.1 (10)

A great climb and descent with excellent view from the top of Spruce Mountain.


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Map Key

9.3

Miles

14.9

KM

90%

Runnable

7,645' 2,330 m

High

6,341' 1,933 m

Low

1,446' 441 m

Up

1,444' 440 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

24%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Views

Lookout tower closed to public when not staffed.

Description

From its intersection with Gurley Street, travel south on Mt. Vernon Avenue for 6.4 miles as it becomes Senator Highway and passes through the community of Groom Creek. The trailhead is on the left-hand side of the road and is well signed.

Groom Creek Loop Trail #307 is a beautiful trail in Prescott National Forest, and makes fora great run through the forested high country. This trail climbs to the top of Spruce Mountain. A picnic area, a vault toilet, and a lookout tower are located at the top. When it is staffed in the summer months, the lookout tower when it is open to the public and offers stunning views.

Be careful on the descent and watch your footing as the trail is loose in spots.

This is a multi-use trail, so be aware of right-of-way rules and pay attention to your surroundings.

Flora & Fauna

Pondarosa, Gambel oak, Douglas fir, and other pine species.

Contacts

Shared By:

Jeff Combs

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 10 votes

#5

in Prescott

#6527

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#5

in Prescott

#202

in Arizona

#6,527

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View from Spruce Mountain.
Aug 15, 2017 near Prescott, AZ

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Jul 20, 2018
Hunter S
Really hot temperature, made the up hills tough. 2.5L or water, could have used alittle more 9.3mi