Willow Creek Road Underpass View

Willow Creek Road Underpass View

From Pioneer Park, we hiked the Jan Alfano Trail to the Embry Riddle Trail. The Jan Alfano Trail, constructed in 2000, commemorates the founding member and long-time President of the Yavapai Trails Association. Both the Jan Alfano Trail and the Embry Riddle Trail are part of the 50-mile Prescott Circle Trail. The Embry Riddle Trail winds through chaparral near the campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and ends after an underpass below Willow Creek Road in the Willow Lake recreational area. This level 5-mile out and back hike ranged in elevation from 5,150 feet to 5,280 feet. We encountered only one mountain biker. A variety of wildflowers were in bloom such as creosote, sacred datura, wild buckwheat, globemallows, and desert paintbrush. Another interesting “Take a Hike!”

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