Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife
Fully paved, with level gradient. Drive-up access available at either end.
Completely paved, with an easy gradient and big views out over the valley. Picnic tables are available at the trail's south end at the Madrone Ledge Picnic Area.
The park is typically open during daylight hours year-round. Vehicle access through the park gate is typically 8am—9pm in the spring and summer and closes at 5pm in fall and winter. If your car is inside the gate after it closes you'll have to call park personnel to come and release you. You can enter the park on foot or on a bicycle at anytime.
Need to Know
There is no potable water in the park, so be sure to bring plenty of your own. Restroom facilities are limited to portable toilets at the upper parking lot and the upper picnic area (which is accessible only on foot).
The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Trail is the newest addition to the trails around Roxy Ann Peak at Prescott Park. This trail is fully paved and is pitched at a gentle gradient. Its north end is across from a small dirt parking area and kiosk sign on the park's entry road.
It's south end is at the Madrone Ledge Picnic Area, on the loop road. The main upper parking area at the park (with portable toilets) is located between the ADA Trail's north and south ends. The paved or hard surface entry and loop roads can be used to connect both ends of the ADA Trail.
This trail allows you to get away from the paved road and enjoy a sweeping view out over the upper Bear Creek Valley. Mount Ashland, Grayback Mountain, and Big Sugarloaf Peak are usually visible to the west, particularly when they're snow-covered.
The trail passes through stands of oak that brighten with colors in the Fall and leads to huge, ancient madrones at the picnic area. In the winter, flocks of bluebirds, robins, and cedar waxwings take up temporary residence in the stands of oak trees. Woodpeckers are noisy, year-round residents.
Shared By: Bruce Hope