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Backpacking

Visit the wilderness area web pages (below) to find the best backpacking opportunities on the Prescott National Forest.

Know before you go: Leave No Trace has practical advice for how to make the most of your wilderness experience while protecting the environment.  

Learn more about designated wilderess by visiting the Wilderness Society's web site.


Backpacking Areas

  • Bradshaw Ranger District area description
  • Castle Creek Wilderness area description
  • Crown King Area (Horsethief Basin) area description
  • Bullroad Trail #202
  • Lane Mountain Trail #233
  • Granite Mountain Wilderness area description
  • Granite Mountain via Williamson Valley Road area description
  • Yankee Doodle Trail #284
  • Little Granite Trailhead / Day Use Area
  • Prescott Circle Trail
  • Chino Valley Ranger District area description
  • Apache Creek Wilderness area description
  • Apache Creek Trail #9905
  • Camp Wood Area area description
  • Juniper Mesa Wilderness area description
  • Juniper Mountains area description
  • Old Military Trail #1
  • Verde Ranger District area description
  • Camp Verde Area Trails area description
  • Black Canyon Trail #114
  • Cedar Bench Wilderness area description
  • Clarkdale Area area description
  • Pine Mountain Wilderness area description
  • Nelson Trail #159
  • Pine Flat Trail #165
  • Pine Mountain Trail #14
  • Verde Rim Trail #161
  • Willow Springs Trail #12
  • Sycamore Canyon Wilderness area description
  • Deadman Pocket Trail #117
  • Henderson Trail #53
  • Packard Trail #66
  • Sycamore Basin Trail #63
  • Yew Thicket Trail #52
  • Woodchute Wilderness area description
Areas & Activities
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https://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/prescott/recreation/hiking/?recid=67155&actid=51