Old Military Trail For Dirt Biking

The 33rd most popular offroad motorcycle trail in Arizona.

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North of Prescott, the Old Military Trail #1 is a 12.7 mile route open to dirt biking, horseback riding and mountain biking. The Old Military Trail (#1) extends from FS95 in the south at Walnut Creek Work Station to FS1 in the north at Happy Camp.

To reach the trailhead from Prescott, follow the Williamson Valley Road north from Prescott. Stay on this road (Forest Road 6) for 38 miles to the junction with Forest Road 95. Proceed west on Forest Road 95 for about 1.5 miles. The south trailhead lies at an elevation of 5,200 ft. and starts at Forest Road 95 just 0.2 miles east of the Walnut Creek Station. The Old Military Trail (#1) and the Juniper Springs Trail (#2) share the same trailhead. Follow Trail #2. About 1/3 mile north of the gate Trail #1 travels east. Follow the cairns and trail blazes.

Overall, Old Military Trail is the 33rd most popular dirt bike trail of all 46 dirt biking rides in Arizona. Several of the better dirt bike trails are nearby Old Military Trail including Crown King Riding Area, Mingus Mountain ORV Loop, Tonto Wash ORV Trail, Alto Pit Riding Area, Hayfield Draw - Bryant Park ORV Area and Sheridan Mountain / Smith MesaSeven Mile Gulch Trail.


Local Contact(s):  PNF (928) 777-2000 or 445-7253; Prescott Tourism (800) 266-7534; Arizona Tourism (866) 275-5816.

Recommended Book:  "Arizona 4WD Trails" from Charles Wells

Best Season:  Apr. - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Difficult

Base Camp:  Pleasant St. Inn (928) 445-4774

Luxury Loding:  Mt. Version Inn (928) 778-0886; Prescott Pines Inn (800) 541-5374.

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.usda.gov/prescott/

GPS:  34.9281, -112.8306

Date Published:  1/1/2016

Date Updated:  7/29/2016

ID:  17863


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