News and Events


YTA Board Meetings

  • Yavapai Title building, 1235 E. Gurley (Sheldon and Gurley), 3 p.m.  
  • First Thursday each month.  Meeting dates may change with holidays.
  • Next Meeting 3 PM, Thursday May 2 Yavapai Title
  • Whiskey Basin PCT and Dells Runs, Saturday April 13.
  • Earth Day and Wildland Fire Expo, 9-3 Saturday April 20. (YTA info table at Run and Earth Day)
  • Greater Prescott Trails Plan- Armory May 8
  • Upcoming Sun Corridor Trail meeting postponed.  

Next or Sample YTA Agenda 

Regular Meeting Agenda

3:00PM, Thursday, April 4, 2019       

Yavapai Title Building, 1235 E. Gurley

3:00 PM Call to order and Welcome to guests – Review/clarify April agenda - Accept minutes from March 7, 2019 YTA meeting

-Treasurers report. Upcoming Grant applications status.

-Dave Irvine – Hiking Spree proposal with Highland Nature Center

-Circle Trail Challenge update

-Movie Night report

-Website update (past collaboration strategy)

  -Outdoors Fund/YTA collaboration

-Upgrade to trail sign content status – City and PNF schedules

-First aid kits and AED backpacks status

-Sign-in forms and volunteer waivers

-YTA Goals

-Prescott Hiking Club work days status

-Prescott Circle Trail Run – Saturday April 13 YTA presence

-Earth Day and Wildland Fire Expo – 9-3 Saturday April 20 YTA presence

Future Backlog projects. – Will report at YTA meetings when changes are identified. 


Other Important Upcoming Meetings or Events



Back in 1990, the Yavapai Trails Association initiated the idea of a non-motorized trail that would “circle” the city of Prescott. With many partners and volunteers, by late 2014, the 54 mile Prescott Circle Trail (PCT) was completed for the enjoyment of hikers, equestrians, and mountain bikers.

The topography of the trail ranges from 5140 to 6990 feet in elevation, and it passes many Prescott landmarks including Watson, Willow, and Goldwater Lakes; Thumb Butte, the mountain that towers over town, and Pioneer Park on the north side of town. There are three campsites along the trail, for those who are interested in camping along the way. The PCT is a beautiful trail that meanders through forest, chaparral and grasslands.

Recently, Yavapai Trails Association has partnered with Russ Lyon Sotheby’s to offer the community the “Circle Trail Challenge”. It is our hope this challenge encourages people of all ages to get outside and spend time on our marquis trail. Get out your hiking poles, saddle your horse, put on a helmet and hit the trail! The trail has been divided into 11 segments to be completed in a day, weeks, months or even years; simply keep track of the sections you complete. The trail is for you, whatever way you chose to complete it, or when. Finish all the sections of the Challenge, complete the Challenge Completion and Additional Information . You will receive a certificate of completion, a Circle Trail Patch or a Circle Trail bumper sticker (sponsored by Russ Lyon Sotheby’s). Your name will be added to the permanent PCT Challenge list of completers.

Have fun! Be Safe. Follow the trail etiquette rules. We hope to see you on the trail soon! Any questions may be directed to

from 6/30/18: For the prior year, Greg has been working with the City of Prescott to document the birth of a trail. This documentary-style video shows the process involved in creating a trail from planning to enjoyment.


The last Yavapai Trails Association newsletter is on the City website at and Also on the City Website in the Trails section is a selection where a trail maintenance problem can be reported. These notifications will route the message to the responsible jurisdiction, regardless of the location.

Upcoming Events: 

Trail repairs from the flooding!

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