The Prescott Outings Club, founded in 1975, sponsors three hikes each week from September through May. While these hikes are principally in our lovely Bradshaw and Mingus Mountains, they may be as distant as the Vulture Mountains to the south or the San Francisco Peaks to the north. Each hike is planned and scouted in advance and led by an experienced hike leader. Each hike is rated on a scale from 1 (most strenuous) to 10 (least strenuous).
The Regular Saturday hike is the most vigorous of the scheduled hikes, typically being 6 to 10 miles in length and rated approximately 2 to 5 in difficulty. These hikes depart at 8 AM (unless otherwise noted in the schedule) from the Depot Marketplace parking lot (Montezuma and Sheldon, Prescott) between the Harris Bank & Starbucks.
The Alternate Saturday hike is an intermediate level hike, setting a more leisurely pace with stops along the way. They are typically about 6 miles in length and rated approximately 4 to 7 in difficulty. These hikes depart at 9 AM (unless otherwise noted in the schedule) from the Depot Marketplace parking lot (Montezuma and Sheldon, Prescott) between the Harris Bank & Starbucks.
The Sunday hike is the least difficult, typically 3 miles in length and rated 6 to 9 in difficulty. These hikes leave at 1:30 PM from the Depot Marketplace parking lot (Montezuma and Sheldon, Prescott) between the Harris Bank & Starbucks.
Due to the length of the Saturday hikes a lunch must be carried; those hiking on Sunday normally bring only a light snack. All hikes require participants to carry sufficient water for the day and be appropriately clothed for the anticipated weather conditions. Hiking shoes are required. And please, no pets on the hikes.
In addition to the three scheduled hikes each week there are a number of Special Events each year such as lecture hikes, moonlight hikes, picnics and dinners, and overnight camping trips. All regular and special events are described in our detailed Hike Schedule.
Guests are invited to participate in up to three hikes, after which membership is required.
The cost of membership in the Club is $10.00 annually. As the group typically car pools to the trailhead, a five cent per mile (50 cents minimum) gratuity to the driver is suggested. The hike leader may make adjustments to this suggestion by considering the distance, road conditions, price of gasoline, etc.
Your attention is drawn to the Hike Rules and the Special Event Rules which are binding on all hikers.
Click on 'Schedule' above to view our current Saturday & Sunday hike schedule.