Explore the most popular wildlife trails in Prescott National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Did the hike counter-clockwise, started at 1000 with about 40• F outer temp. Beautiful hike; the last 1/4 was perfectly timed for early afternoon.

Went off the trail somewhere in the first half mile; this app got me back quickly and easily. When I do this hike again I’ll post where the missing marker is (or just fix it lol).

Beautiful trail, great views

Easy, pretty trail! Sandy path most of the way, with few narrow spots. We didn't see any wildlife, but saw plenty of tracks!

A favorite spot of mine, very beautiful and lots of wildlife

13 days ago

So more rad when you get to the very top! Valley views and city lights. Such a great local trail!

14 days ago

Great hike, great views not to congested. Dawgs encouraged!

Good loop trail that's easy to follow. Go clockwise for awesome vistas on the way down.

22 days ago

Awesome hike! I didn't know this gem was out there! Beautiful views, good coverage, and plenty people on a Saturday!

Awesome trail with great tree coverage. Not for the faint of heart. I did an out and back to steep left side. It was a great hike.

trail running
24 days ago

Fantastic trail and not very busy.

This was a great hike!! We went counter clockwise and found the trail could use a little more marking in the first mile. Thanks to All Trails, we got on the right trail. Saw 4 deer, who weren't the least bit afraid of us.

Nice day hike with great views.

Amazing trails for mountain bikes! I did trail #305

Beautiful small hike. Unfortunately the falls were not running despite yesterday’s rain. We ended up also doing the 384 loop.

1 month ago

Starts as trail 9263. Look to the right early on the trail for the 95 sign. That is a loop. Start on the left side for a less intense hike. The return portion has some beautiful views. The first portion stays low and near the creek. Lots of vegetation. Bring some mosquito spray.

Completed this trail twice in the last month or so, once in each direction and each time took around 4 hours. Really is a beautiful trail with plenty of wildlife. Saw multiple deer on both hikes. No water sources on the trail, so bring everything you need. Visiting the fire watchtower is worth the extra 10 minutes for the views.

It was really great experience!! Love it

2 months ago

Very Scenic little out and back. A bit tricky to find the Falls since Wolf Creek is dry much of the time, but very well worth the effort.

We hiked up the rt side to the memorial for the Hotshots and back down the rt side of the trail. Fantastic hike !

This trail has some nice views from the top and a lot of wildflowers. Wouldn’t recommend this trail if it has been raining a lot, as you cross the creek several times. Depending on which direction you choose, the loop give two different incline intensities. If you go clockwise, you follow the creek for the majority of the first half with a gradual incline and a few bigger inclines. If you choose counterclockwise, you will experience a much more intense incline for the first half of the loop. We went clockwise and enjoyed a less intense hike!

2 months ago

The trail is a little difficult to find. You will park near a gate on the road and go down the trail from the gate. You will descend down a steep trail until you get to a flat area where many trails shoot off left and right. Do not take these off shoots and do not follow trail markers, stay straight on the larger trail. You will descend again down the trail till you hit the stream. When you hit the stream, cross it and go left and follow up stream to stay on the trail. The falls will be a 5 minute walk from the stream crossing.

Great trail for beginning incline practice

The left side is paved all the way up, left side will get the heart pumping. Nice memorial for the hotshot team at the top. Didn’t see any animals but beautiful views at the top.

This hike is challenging, merely for the fact of how long it is. We did the hike counter clockwise. Getting to the top was fairly easy, but the decent was challenging due to the rocky found on sand. we did the full 10 miles, we thought it would take about 5 hours, we ended after 7.5 hours. it is a beautiful hike. We saw deer, horseback riders and lots of fellow hikers. I would highly recommend this hike, it is one that will test your endurance if you are a beginning hiker.

Best views in town

Nice trail! Loop consists of multiple trails. With several side trails taken for picture opportunities, we traveled about 10 miles to complete the loop. Beautiful lake scenery and in the middle of the pines.

3 months ago

My wife and I did this loop over the weekend. The parking lot was crowded, but due to the 9 miles of loop, we really didn’t run into anyone else, only at the look out and then on the boulders. One of the best features of this hike was all the lady bugs at the top- we came across a tree covered in what seemed like a million. We went counter clockwise, and enjoyed the boulders near the end of our hike.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Mtn biked. Great roller coaster style trail. i saw no one when i rode it. very peaceful.
Lots of shade.

3 months ago

$5 cash fee FYI...
Great views... came during Monsoon season and was to watch a storm roll in. On the hike wild boar and deer...
Challenging yet enjoyable!!

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