Greater Prescott Trail System

Trail Maintenance Priority Area #9

 

TRAIL MILES

310

FORESTS INVOLVED

  • Prescott National Forest, Arizona

Two trail workers, one in a Forest Service uniform, stand by a trail marker.

The Forest Service is part of a community effort that supports the Greater Prescott Trails System. The 300 miles of trails in system that the forest service manages dovetails with many miles of trail managed by area communities; 51 miles of which are co-managed by the Prescott National Forest and the City of Prescott. The trail system serves as one of the primary sustainable economic growth drivers for the City of Prescott and surrounding communities, demonstrating years of collaborative work between individuals, user groups, and local, state and federal government entities.

With the priority area focus, the Prescott National Forest and partners aim to build on the collaborative success of the Greater Prescott Trails System and put greater emphasis on trail user safety, balancing increased trail use with negative impacts to natural and cultural resources, and maintaining access to public lands in the face of increasing development.

Download a map of the trail maintenance priority area (PDF)

Example Trail Maintenance Needs

  • Reestablish forest access across private land with easements
  • Address many user-created routes (social trails)
  • Complete trail reconstruction and reroutes

A family walks along a forest path.

Our Partners

Partners supporting this priority area include: 

  • City of Prescott
  • City of Prescott Valley
  • Yavapai County
  • Town of Dewey-Humboldt
  • Town of Chino Valley
  • Backcountry Horsemen of Central AZ
  • Prescott Mountain Bike Alliance
  • AZ Wilderness Coalition
  • International Mountain Bike Association
  • Prescott Outings Club
  • Prescott Hiking Club
  • Prescott Trail Riders
  • AZ Trail Riders
  • Yavapai Trails Association
  • Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Prescott College
  • American Conservation Experience
  • AZ Conservation Corps
  • AZ State Parks OHV Fund and RTP Maintenance Programs
  • Yavapai County Resource Advisory Council
  • Greater Prescott Outdoors Fund

Learn More & Get involved!

To know more about trail maintenance efforts in this priority area, contact:

Jason Williams, Forest Recreation Manager
Email: jason.a.williams@usda.gov
Phone: (928) 777-2220

https://www.fs.usda.gov/managing-land/trails/priority-areas/greater-prescott