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Prescott National Forest

Prescott, AZ
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Ranked #5 of 28 Attractions in Prescott
Type: Forests, National Parks, Bodies of Water
Activities: Prospecting, Fishing
Description: Forest located in a mountainous section of central Arizona, offering campgrounds, picnic grounds and 2,500 miles of roads for visitors.
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Cody, Wyoming
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51 reviews 51 reviews
3 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The hiking,riding and biking trails in close proximity to Prescott make it nice for short hikes if you have limited time. Adequate parking at the Williamson Valley Trailhead and the trails were not crowded during the mid-afternoon.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Immense boulders, stately forests, and desert... all of this is contained within or near the Prescott National Forest. It is not far from downtown Prescott to the heart of this often forbidding yet beautiful place. Best to visit in spring. My visit was before 2013 but there is no drop down menu for the actual date.

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AZ
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237 reviews 237 reviews
47 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Come early & bring enough water. Spend the day enjoy the various trails in the area and the views. Locals and tourists are plenty and once you experience the trails you'll see why.

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Chehalis, Washington
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209 reviews 209 reviews
93 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

Imagine walking to the pine trees and feeling like you're the only person on earth. This is what it can feel like walking to the National Forest in Prescott. It's's not very far to drive out of town to reach this beautiful area. Don't forget to watch out for snakes summertime because this is the perfect time that they are... More

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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The Prescott National Forest area is a terrific place to spend a morning, afternoon or even all day if you bring food and water. Because it is an arrid cliimate forest, there are very few of the annoying type of insects but plenty of other wildlife such as dear, birds and all sorts of ground and tree climbing squirrels. There... More

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Lincoln, Rhode Island
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

we spent a considerable amount of time hiking the trails tbrought the woods and enjoying the serenity and beauty of the area. if in the area this is something you should visit. It will provide great memories and wonderful pictures for years to come

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Took a short hike on trail 307 located about 7 miles outside of Prescott off the Senator Highway. Tall pines,scrub oak, and views. Within minutes I felt as if I had left civilization behind. I will definitely be back for longer hike this summer.

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Prescott, Arizona
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73 reviews 73 reviews
22 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Years ago, When thinking about places to live, I told my husband that my dream house would be on the edge of a forest, so I could walk out my front door and be in nature within a few steps. Well, 5 years later that is exactly what I have and it is the Prescott National Forest! There are hundreds... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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274 reviews 274 reviews
53 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This is a wonderful forest for hiking, biking, riding your horse. The forest is well maintained and offers respite to those of us who celebrate this wonderful National Forest. We all hope visitors be aware of leaving their fires and their cigarettes unattended.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

This is a wonderful hike through the Ponderosa pine forest, with spectacular views of Granite Mountain and Chino Valley from the fire lookout at the top of Spruce Mountain. The elevation requires some adjustment, especially during uphill sections of the ascent.

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