Barrata / 640

Total Miles
5.8

Elevation

1,487.60 ft

Duration

1.25 Hours

Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

Spring, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

The Barrata trail is a great way to dip your toe into the beautiful wilderness of the Prescott National Forest. This single lane wide dirt trail has gorgeous views of the hills to the West. Barrata features off camber wash entrances and exits, with a sprinkling of ledges and rock steps that might prove a bit challenging, especially after monsoon season. A few short, steep climbs also make this trail interesting as the erosion and washouts shape and re-shape the trail and rock gardens each season. You'll want to be on the lookout for some sneaky prickly pear as well, because in several spots they are growing low and right up against the trail. Still, this trail, with it's mixed pine, might be a great way to escape the heat of the valley below. Barrata terminated for me at a deep, wide, flowing wash, though the trail does continue on the other side.

Difficulty

Uneven, rutted dirt trail with loose rocks, sand, erosion, and washes. Potential water crossings up to a foot deep, mud holes, and obstacles up to 18", including ledges and short, steep grades. Roads are typically one vehicle wide with places to pass.

Technical Rating

4

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