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Never ridden in Prescott and was interested in doing some Schultz-like trails... little cooler, in the shade. 10-15 miles if anyone has a second to share. Thank you!
 

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White Spar Trailhead, up 396, go to the end, backtrack, take 330, choose your way back, coming down the full length of 396 is real fun too. There are other real fun climbs and descents, but they ain't like Schultz, they are steeper, like 307 Spruce Mtn, 297 Smith Ravine, etc. A new one that's pretty cool is 333, it's in Thumb Butte and actually has some decent technical features. The new Emmanuel Pines (Spence Basin) trails are decent like this too. These are all shady-ish, due to fires and clearing they have areas with less coverage now, but in general they are more forested. Granite Basin is much less shady, usually hotter, there are a couple of shade trails, but a lot of routes will end up in hotter more open terrain. Fire up Trailforks and make your own route.

One issue is that some of the forest has been considerably thinned over the years for fire control, in Thumb Butte, around Lynx Lake, now some areas around Goldwater Lake. So some places that used to have thicker forest cover now do not. There is still good coverage in a lot of places, but less than before.
 
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