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

Excellent trail with awesome scenery. If you are looking for a good workout this is the trail for you. Deffitnley on the hard side with a lot of steep climbs. Will go back for sure.

This trail was amazing. Shade from tree tops complicated and an amazing work out. Beautiful scenery. Highly recommend this trail.

Great hike! Boulders were fun but not terribly difficult. A little tougher than what I expected. Scenic views. Follow the white dots for the more challenging hike.

horseback riding
2 days ago

A little harder than expected but a great ride in the pines. A little bit of traffic for the first mile then all alone on the trail

on Thumb Butte Trail 33

hiking
3 days ago

Great workout! This is my favorite hike when I only have about an hour.

Go left at the beginning for a slow, steep hike up. Continue on the loop for an easier descent. With kids, under 10, the loop takes about an hour and a half. Up and back down the steep side is about 45 minutes to an hour for the typical adult.

Nice hike for beginners such as myself. Nice views all around the lake. However, the trail is not 2.4 miles. It is closer to 3 miles.

Part of an extensive network of trails through a beautiful Pine Forest. Most of these trails are shared with mountain bikers. I had a very enjoyable hike and appreciated the shade during the hot part of the day.

Great hike. We went clockwise (right) on 95. It was perfect. Lots of shade.

trail running
11 days ago

Hot today but well covered with shade!

We tried to do this trail today but could not find it off of FR 53. After much searching we decided to climb using East Copper Trail #260 which is obviously an ATV trail with lots of loose rocks and deep cuts in the trail. After ascending this trail when we got about half way up we found signs of Trail #48 that intersected Trail #260 but it was obvious this trail has not been used in a very long time. On our way back down we took what we thought was the old Trail #48 which cut a significant distance off of the descent. However, the trail was very overgrown with grass, desert brush, prickly pear and loose rock. You had to watch every footfall to keep from falling.

This area is very pretty but it does not have much tree cover like we were hoping and on a very warm day in the 80's it was hot and a real trudge all the way to the top. A better hike might have been just on FR 53 up the end and back versus either #260 or what was left of #48.

hiking
14 days ago

good for hiking beginners.

Just hiked this trail for the first time and i really enjoyed it. Taking the right side up is definitely easier then taking the left side up. Trail was really easy to follow well maintained and marked. Not really any great views from the top but if you're into forest hiking then this is the trail for you. lots of shade. even the ridge line is really wooded. I did the entire loop in 4.5 hrs that was with several breaks and a 40lb pack. 32oz of water was plenty for me. There is parking right at the trail head with restrooms and i believe there's no fee to park. but i could be wrong. I was dropped off. But yeah it's a great hike and I'm looking forward to doing it again. Oh yeah. one more thing. the creeks were dry. (hike date 5-5-18)

hiking
16 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

Trail itself is a very easy walk. No obstacles. There are other trails which branch off on the left (towards the lake) for a more adventurous/challenging trail, which will reward you with fantastic photo opportunities.
There are benches along the trail to "take in the scenery." Def recommend taking a camera.

Great hike. Except I kept getting lost. The trail is not marked correctly and there are several different trailers leading to dead ends or elsewhere.

Great hike with great views! Not much of an incline but you still get high enough to see over all the trees! Not many people were on the trail so that was nice!

Great hike that took about an hour even with stops! I recommend going to the right when starting. If you go to the left the whole first half is straight uphill verses the gradual incline the other way!

Beautiful hike. I grew up in Prescott and love it here. Nice views, easy to follow trail.

fantastic trail.some elevation, lots of trees and shade.

hiking
30 days ago

Beautiful park and trail. Agree with Hard rating, mostly boulder climbing. Make sure you have good hiking shoes and bring water and snacks.

Spectacular opportunities to hike and climb and explore in a breathtaking environment. These golden boulders invite to explore off track. Even saw a bobcat crossing my path at 10m distance. Lucky he/she was just as surprised as I was.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful sight!

Gorgeous trail up Spruce Mt! Started at 7am and it was very peaceful. Birds singing their morning songs and the sun rising over the mt. Saw a lot of deer hanging out, some right in the middle of the trail. The weather was perfect! One of my favorites so far for sure!

Not a hard trail. Took a little over 2 hours with several stops for pictures. Really pretty area right below the dam.

This is my favorite hike in the Prescott area. I've done the out and back to the top of Spruce Mountain but I enjoyed this loop even more. Saw about 10 deer running through the forest. This was in the afternoon. Started about 10 a.m. Weather was great. Love all the pine trees, the great smells and listening to the wind through the trees and, of course, the spectacular view at the top. Will do this one again and again.

Fun hike with good diversity! I would call this a moderate hike, not hard, light scrambling but the trails were well marked and maintained. This is a double edge sword however because this along with the damn make it slightly less organic.

Great view of the city but nothing to write home about.

hiking
1 month ago

Depends upon which side you choose to start, it can either be an easy or difficult start. The paved path becomes steeper and steeper, while gravel and paved path is easy. Anyway provides beautiful view of Prescott.

BRING BUG SPRAY!!!!

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