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Prescott National Forest

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Address: Prescott, AZ
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+1 928-567-4121

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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Road to Jerome

Been in the park a number of times. Yesterday we drove to Jerome, a very interesting, haunted town. The drive is slow and beautiful. Many places to pull over and hike in various... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Clearwater, Florida
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Clearwater, Florida
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been in the park a number of times. Yesterday we drove to Jerome, a very interesting, haunted town. The drive is slow and beautiful. Many places to pull over and hike in various places in the forest.

Thank Bob19512014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

The trail, located about 6 miles from Prescott, is 9.6 miles and includes a pass by the lookout tower. The woman in the tower invited us to for a 360-degree view of the mountains at 7700 feet, about 1300 higher than when starting the trail. The counter-clockwise direction gives a 6-mile climb v the same climb clockwise. That means it... More 

2 Thank FrenchMD
Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We spent a wonderful morning hiking in the Thumb Butte area. We hiked on Trail 316, 318, 332 and took the shoulder of County Rd 65. The Prescott National Forest had well marked trails and a very nice picnic area with restrooms at our trailhead point.

1 Thank Budrock9
Calgary, AB Canada
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135 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Travelling through the Prescott National Forest gives you a glimpse at the diversity of nature in Arizona! Winding mountain roads streams,, hiking trails, camp and picnic spots and safe roadside pullouts maje it an enjoyable experience.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

this little campground at the southern edge of Prescott nestled in the pines is a cool and peaceful retreat

Thank Cleo W
Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

It was a distance of 7.1 miles and an elevation gain of 1500 feet. It was quite windy near the upper saddle and there was some snow to hike through. It is a pretty reasonable hike with much of it on level ground through the forest hopping over small rivulets of flowing water. Once on the ascent the way steepens... More 

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Irvine, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

We were driving around town and decided to take a closer look at Thumb Butte and found ourselves in the middle of Prescott National Forest. We drove quite a long ways, up and up. So beautiful. It was a chilly day and we weren't fully prepared to go exploring, but we will come back, properly equipped, to take a more... More 

2 Thank MhzGal
Surprise, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

If you love rocks, you need to visit this spot. It is one of a kind, a gem in the middle of Prescott ... Just a WOW of a place.

Thank 1roseanned
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

The barely used forest roads give some of the best views to be found. Camping abounds but still close to the city!

Thank Stephanie S
Prescott, Arizona
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

Hiking in the Prescott National Forest is a nature lovers dream. especially this time of the year when the forest is blooming with wild flowers after the monsoons. You have elevation changes that provide panoramic views of Prescott. trails that walk along old rail beds. always something to see on every hike and trail.

1 Thank buyersrmi

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