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I'll be up in the Prescott area this weekend and wanted some advice on solid trails to ride on a SS 29er HT. Would Lynx Lake be too much suffering? Anything else in that area?
 

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Trail 62, for sure. ;)



















305 (Lynx) is THE singlespeed trail, and imo the best single trail in town.

Most anything in Granite Basin is also excellent on a single (37 and 40 perhaps less so).
 

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And 396, White Spar campground, it is very singlespeed friendly. Most of Thumb Butte as well.

Pretty much everything except 62, 297, 37, the steep way up 307, West Spruce 264, some of the up-and-down trails have some steep sections, like 48 and Turley Trail. All of these can be done on singlespeeds, but they involve much suffering.
 

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396, 373 and 372 are all in the same area and about as SS friendly as it gets. They're also in the cool pines. Almost everything around Thumb Butte is nice on a SS, just as Jayem said.

I don't have any problems with many of the trails around Granite Basin, but you do have to consider the time of day there since more of that area is exposed to the sun.
 

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Emmanuel Pines...just south of Granite Basin across Iron Springs Rd. would be my choice due to the heat. No real maps of the area, that I know of just meander around.

GB was sweltering Sunday morning.

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Thanks for all the great info. Anywhere I ride up there will feel cool compared to down here in the valley. My 20 mile ride home from work today will be in 108! I may just have to hit up a bunch of trails this weekend.
 

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Emmanuel Pines...just south of Granite Basin across Iron Springs Rd. would be my choice due to the heat. No real maps of the area, that I know of just meander around.

GB was sweltering Sunday morning.

Jeff
That area, along with Thumb Butte, "feels" hotter to me compared to how it felt a few years ago (5-7). All the logging that has taken place seems to make those places a few degrees hotter in the summer, not quite as nice as they used to be. Not that they aren't significantly cooler than Granite, but just not like the "ole" days.

The sharlot maps have some of the trails for Emmanual Pines (considering the number of unmarked trails), and are good for orientation.
 
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