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Address: Prescott, AZ
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Activities: Prospecting, Fishing
Description: Forest located in a mountainous section of central Arizona, offering...
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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National Forest

Beautiful hilly drive over mountains to Jerome/Sedona area. High elevation and very scenic. Definitely worth checking out.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Union, Oregon
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Union, Oregon
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250 reviews 250 reviews
107 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful hilly drive over mountains to Jerome/Sedona area. High elevation and very scenic. Definitely worth checking out.

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Indiana
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

You can find a trail here for every hiker, from beginner to expert. Just make sure to bring plenty of water and a snack and pick a cooler time of day for longer hikes. Be aware of the wildlife and try not to hike alone. If you do go alone, have some spray with you or another type of weapon... More 

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Northern Minnesota
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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Seriously, the overlook of the Verde Valley and Sedona red rocks from Mingus Mountain is amazing and not to be missed if you visit the Jerome/Sedona/Cottonwood area...It is a spirit filled view.

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Prescott, Arizona
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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
4 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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42 reviews 42 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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251 reviews 251 reviews
48 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 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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234 reviews 234 reviews
102 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 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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