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    Prescott Riding - Near Lynx Lake - Advice

    Looking to do some riding this weekend with some friends. We will be camping near Lynx Lake so it seems 305 is a good ride.

    I saw this posted last year.

    Lot of hike-a bike on 62/299. Not that that's a bad thing, but for a "haven't ridden Prescott since 1994" ride, it wouldn't be my first choice. You could ride out 305 and up 297 and just turn around when you run out of time. I normally prefer loops to out/back rides but 305/297 is all good.
    Is 62/299 A HAB on the way up and the way down? Thinking about start at Lynx 305 head south to 297. Up 297 then connecting with 299 and 62 heading north (downhill) then back to 305. Is it worth the ride that way or just go back down 297/305. We are all experienced riders looking for a mix of fun single track and some chunk. My only ride in Prescott was Whiskey 25 this past April.
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    The 62/299 isn't really a HAB on the way back down. However, it's just not the same as the 305/297. It doesn't have any flow to it, it's just a rocket of a downhill. I think the 305 has the most smiles for miles in that end of town.
    You can also try Salida Gulch which is down the Lynx Creek Rd. You'll cross this road when you do the 305, about 2 miles in from the Highway. Take it East to the end and the trailhead starts there. A 5 mile loop that is best ridden CCW.

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    Ok thanks.

    I think we will plan on 305 / 297 out and back and Salida Gulch for a short ride. That is looking like trail 95 on the big Prescott map.
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    Once at the top of Smith you could always take the road up to Spruce Mtn then loop around 307 and back down Smith.

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    297 is one of the best sections of trail in town.I think. If you go to the top of 297 you might as well go left up spruce dirt road to the look out. Its way worth it. 62 and 299 aren't that bad right now I prefer to go up 62 and down 297 counter clockwise.

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    Well Never rode 305 or 297. We ended up camping off Senator Hwy Right near 307. So did 307 loop. That was fun. The did a little riding the Dells. Lakeshore... Wow... Too much for me. Then Sunday did Granite Basin 347/345/349. Nice loop. I still need to do 305/297 one day.
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    Yep, the trail quality on 305 297 is worlds better than most of 307, although they have rerouted some of the 307 sections to make them slower/less abrupt.

    62 sucks, but gets better as you keep going. There were always 3 main HAB sections for me, each about 300-400' long and kind of fall-line straight up, but that's discounting other sections that are bloody-steep that I just barely made.

    Unfortunately it doesn't get *that* much better as you keep going get to 299 and keep trucking up the ridge. It's useful in making a loop with a decent amount of vertical and as a connector for bigger loops, but really worth it to ride by itself. There is the cool wash-out half-pipe area near the top that is cool to ride up or down (real challenging to ride all the way up, but it's possible), it's so short though that it ends up not being worth it for all the other misery on the trail.
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