Pine Mountain Wilderness


The southern-most wilderness area on the Prescott National Forest shares a boundary with the Tonto National Forest.  Recreational opportunities include: hiking, backpacking, and horse riding.  Mechanized equipment of any kind is not allowed in wilderness areas.  Trails in the Pine Mountain Wilderness include:

  • Nelson Trail #159
  • Buck Basin Trail #158
  • Pine Flat Trail #165
  • Tule Rim Trail #162
  • Verde Rim Trail #161
  • Willow Springs Trail #12

The USFS Wilderness Stewardship brochure explains more about designated Wilderness and how you can become involved in helping care for this precious resource. 

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Equestrian Opportunities

Opportunities for Equestrians

Day Hiking Opportunities

Day Hiking Opportunities

Backpacking Opoortunities

Backpacking Opportunities

Mountain Biking Opportunities

Mountain Biking Opportunities

OHV Opportunities

OHV Opportunities