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Prescott National Forest

Prescott, AZ
+1 928-567-4121
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Forest located in a mountainous section of central Arizona, offering campgrounds, picnic grounds and 2,500 miles of roads for visitors.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
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“thumb butte” (7 reviews)
“lovely drive” (2 reviews)
“sharp turns” (2 reviews)
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Prescott, AZ
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Prescott National Forest is visible from all of Prescott. You can hike the trails or just drive through it. Either way it is simply amazing and a must not miss place.

Thank coachee1313
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was established in 1898. A lot of campgrounds within. I love this forest. Amazingly t is located next to the Sonoran Desert and it can get much much colder here! It has a lot of hiking trails for everyone. Start exploring it from Prescott.

Thank Anna G
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Been in the park a number of times. Yesterday we drove to Jerome, a very interesting, haunted town. The drive is slow and beautiful. Many places to pull over and hike in various places in the forest.

Thank Bob19512014
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

The trail, located about 6 miles from Prescott, is 9.6 miles and includes a pass by the lookout tower. The woman in the tower invited us to for a 360-degree view of the mountains at 7700 feet, about 1300 higher than when starting the trail....More

2  Thank FrenchMD
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We spent a wonderful morning hiking in the Thumb Butte area. We hiked on Trail 316, 318, 332 and took the shoulder of County Rd 65. The Prescott National Forest had well marked trails and a very nice picnic area with restrooms at our trailhead...More

1  Thank Budrock9
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Travelling through the Prescott National Forest gives you a glimpse at the diversity of nature in Arizona! Winding mountain roads streams,, hiking trails, camp and picnic spots and safe roadside pullouts maje it an enjoyable experience.

Thank MarilynandGary
Reviewed 19 March 2017

this little campground at the southern edge of Prescott nestled in the pines is a cool and peaceful retreat

Thank Cleo W
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

It was a distance of 7.1 miles and an elevation gain of 1500 feet. It was quite windy near the upper saddle and there was some snow to hike through. It is a pretty reasonable hike with much of it on level ground through the...More

Thank Heronknd
Reviewed 26 November 2016

We were driving around town and decided to take a closer look at Thumb Butte and found ourselves in the middle of Prescott National Forest. We drove quite a long ways, up and up. So beautiful. It was a chilly day and we weren't fully...More

2  Thank MhzGal
Reviewed 23 September 2016

If you love rocks, you need to visit this spot. It is one of a kind, a gem in the middle of Prescott ... Just a WOW of a place.

Thank 1roseanned
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douglas s
do you have to have your dog on a leash around the whole park
8 April 2015|
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Response from Mn2Mx | Reviewed this property |
National forest guidelines require that dogs be on a six-foot leash at all times when in developed recreation areas and on interpretive trails. There are no leash requirements in the general forest areas. Even though you’re... More
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