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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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Prescott, Arizona
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

There are many trails in the forest for all fitness levels. The elevation is between 5000 and 6500 ft so be prepared. You may get out of breath earlier than normal. What a great way to spend a fall afternoon in the sunshine among the trees.

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Prescott, Arizona
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Thumb Butte Trail 33 has long been my favorite hiking trail in Prescott. Yesterday my wife and I hiked the 3.7 mile Thumb Butte Bypass trail. We started on Trail 326 from the parking lot, but continued going straight to follow Trail 367 which follows along the creek. The trail follows the creek and the road, so you can't get... More

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Cody, Wyoming
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55 reviews 55 reviews
3 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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242 reviews 242 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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212 reviews 212 reviews
95 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
22 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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