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With 450-miles of non-motorized trails, and over 100,000 acres between its eight wilderness areas, Prescott National Forest is famous for its hiking trails! From tackling a quick exercise loop to undertaking an extensive backpacking trip or enjoying a leisurely stroll, hikers can find a wide variety of opportunities all over the forest. Some of the busier trails depart from developed recreation sites near urban areas, while reaching less-used trails may require a a 4WD vehicle.  Additionally, there are trails that start at each campground on the forest for those who want to camp and hike, but not have to shlep all that gear along!

Three hikers enjoy the view from a trail in the Pine Mountain Wilderness


Report Trail Conditions: Help us manage trails for your safety and enjoyment by reporting your experience to the Prescott Trails Safety Coalition.

Trail etiquette sign: cyclists yield to horses and hikers, and hikers yield to horses.

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