Mount Francis Trail Forty Eight

MODERATE 2 reviews
#12 of 30 trails in

Mount Francis Trail Forty Eight is a 3.8 mile out and back trail located near Prescott, AZ that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking.

3.8 miles 1162 feet Out & Back



mountain biking
1 year ago

Did this trail on my unicycle. It's 3.8m one way if you shuttle. Otherwise it's some of the most grueling uphill followed by a fun downhill back.
Make sure to park just off the highway and walk or ride down that tenth mile to the trail head (unless your in a 4x4 vehicle)

2 years ago

Mt. Francis was a very pleasant hike. There weren't more then 4-5 inclines but many very scenic views. On many spots of the trail you have a great view of Copper Basin leading into the foothills of Mt. Union and Spruce Mountain. I especially liked the area of this hike, its in a fairly dense part of the forest. Most of the hike is shaded by ponderosa trees but has brief balds with great views. I did the mount francis hike but took another trail to make an easy 7 mile loop