Mount Francis Trail Forty Eight is a 6.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Prescott, AZ that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.
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)
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