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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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Chehalis, Washington
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204 reviews 204 reviews
93 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
2 helpful votes 2 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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263 reviews 263 reviews
52 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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Prescott, Az.
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Miles and miles of trails, from a simple walk of a mile or two to the circle trail that goes for 45 miles around the city. You can hike most of it now and the final few miles that are under construction will be finished this year.

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utah
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I do believe Prescott is a little spoiled. Or maybe I'm just jealous that I don't live there. Drive 10 min or more in each direction and you will find a lake, a trail, camping, all at your finger tips. I couldn't fit in all in. Its October and in the 70's, perfect weather for all your outdoor activities.

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Prescott, Arizona
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

My friends and I hike every other day. There are so many trails and the scenery is always changing. The forest extends as far as the eye can see, so you need a guide. Get a Forestry map at the desk of the Commerce and visitor center on Goodwin. They don't stock them outside: you have to ask. I also... More

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