Prescott, AZ Trails and Parks

Prescott has 29 trails in the vicinity, including 13 hiking trails and 10 for off-highway drives. These trails range from 2.1 to 70 miles in length. The most popular trails are Bradshaw Mountains, Goat Peak Trail and Senator Highway. Trails.com member Ronny K. recently completed Mingus Mountain Loop Trail.
  • Bradshaw MountainsView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Prescott, AZ

    • Off-Highway Drives  
    •  A full day
    •  70 miles
    •  Guide

    This drive passes through historic mining country dating back over 140 years. Drivers enjoy a beautiful mountain drive and many important obvious ...

  • Thumb Butte LoopView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Prescott, AZ

    • Hiking  
    •  Moderate
    •  2 hours
    •  2.1 miles
    •  Guide

    Rising just west of downtown Prescott, the aptly named Thumb Butte is a highly visible landmark beloved by the city’s residents. This striking ...

  • Groom Creek LoopView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Prescott, AZ

    • Hiking  
    •  Moderate
    •  5 hours
    •  8.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Circling through the gently rising mountains south of Prescott, the Groom Creek Loop Trail offers both a tranquil hike among beautiful stands ...

  • Mayer-Goodwin RoadView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Prescott, AZ

    • Off-Highway Drives  
    •  45 minutes
    •  11 miles
    •  Guide

    This roughly graded road travels from the interesting small town of Mayer west to intersect with Senator Highway, the major north-south road ...

  • Goat Peak TrailView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Prescott, AZ

    • Off-Highway Drives  
    •  1.5 hours
    •  14.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail connects the small settlement of Cherry with Mingus Mountain to the north. It leaves from Arizona 89A west of Jerome and travels up ...

  • Senator HighwayView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Prescott, AZ

    • Off-Highway Drives  
    •  4.5 hours
    •  36.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Considering that this trail is a major route through the Prescott National Forest, it is suprisingly quiet. Even on weekends, the only sounds ...

  • Yaeger Canyon LoopView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Prescott, AZ

    • Hiking  
    •  Moderate
    •  4 hours
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    This is an enjoyable loop hike on Mingus Mountain, with views of Prescott Valley. The hike starts on the Little Yaeger Canyon Trail, which ...

  • Little Granite Mountain Loop TrailView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Prescott, AZ

    • Hiking  
    •  Moderate
    •  4 hours
    •  6.1 miles
    •  Guide

    Looping around Little Granite Mountain, this trail traverses pinyon-juniper woodland interspersed with granite boulders and rock formations, ...

  • Spruce MountainView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Prescott, AZ

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  1.5 - 2 hours
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    Spruce Mountain is part of a favorite equestrian park in the middle of Prescott National Forest. The area is generally 15–20 degrees cooler than ...

  • Mingus Mountain Loop TrailView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Prescott, AZ

    • Off-Highway Drives  
    •  2.5 hours
    •  16.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail is not for the faint-hearted, as for most of its length it runs along an extremely narrow shelf road with precipitous drops. It leaves ...

  • Castle Creek Wilderness TrailsView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Prescott, AZ

    • Hiking  
    •  Moderate
    •  26.5 miles
    •  Guide

    As you drive north on Interstate 17 just beyond Black Canyon City, a long, rugged escarpment, looming some 4,000 feet above the desert floor, ...

  • Yaeger Canyon Loop TrailView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Prescott, AZ

    • Hiking  
    •  Moderate
    •  4 hours
    •  5.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This loop ascends to the west rim of pine-forested Mingus Mountain via the Little Yaeger Canyon Trail, then returns to Yaeger Canyon and the ...

  • Juniper Mesa Wilderness TrailsView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Prescott, AZ

    • Hiking  
    •  Moderate
    •  16.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Small, rugged, and waterless, the character of the Juniper Mesa Wilderness is just what its name implies: a broad, flat, juniper-clad mesa. Vegetation, ...

  • Lower Wolf Creek CampgroundView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Prescott, AZ

    • Campgrounds  
    •  Guide

    The Prescott Basin lies to the south and west of the burgeoning community of Prescott and encompasses 59,000 acres of the Prescott National Forest. ...

  • Yavapai CampgroundView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Prescott, AZ

    • Campgrounds  
    •  Guide

    Prescott began life when Arizona’s first territorial governor set up the seat of government near the protection of Fort Whipple. It lost, regained, ...

  • Oaks and Willows TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Prescott, AZ

    • Hiking  
    •  7 hours
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    Autumn is the prettiest time to visit this trail, with its cooler temperatures and changing leaves. Spring is a close runner-up, however, thanks ...

  • Prescott Area CampgroundsView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Prescott, AZ

    • Campgrounds  
    •  Guide

    Central Arizona is a land of rugged, pine-forested mountains with a colorful history. The city of Prescott was the territorial capitol before ...

  • Granite BasinView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Prescott, AZ

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  1 hour
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    Granite Basin is Prescott’s “urban” outdoors area. Just 15 minutes away from the town square, the area offers more than 20 miles of interlocking ...

  • Granite MountainView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Prescott, AZ

    • Hiking  
    •  Moderate
    •  5 hours
    •  8.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Among the more interesting geological features of the Prescott area are the exposed boulders and buttresses of Precambrian granite. Well rounded ...

  • Granite Mountain TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Prescott, AZ

    • Hiking  
    •  Moderate
    •  Day hike
    •  7.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This popular hike climbs through rugged granite terrain to a viewpoint overlooking Granite Basin and the Sierra Prieta. The Granite Mountain ...

  • Yaeger Canyon LoopView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Prescott, AZ

    • Hiking  
    •  Moderate
    •  Day hike
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    This is an enjoyable loop hike on Mingus Mountain, with views of Prescott Valley. The hike starts on the Little Yaeger Canyon Trail, which ...

  • Granite Mountain Wilderness TrailsView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Prescott, AZ

    • Hiking  
    •  Easy
    •  3.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Ask anybody in prescott where Granite Mountain is and they will likely point to an enormous granite outcrop, a familiar local landmark, just ...

  • PrescottView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Prescott, AZ

    •  One day to several days
    •  Guide

    A pine-studded jewel of a town two hours north of Phoenix and once the capital of the Territory of Arizona, Prescott is the seat of Yavapai County. ...

  • Desoto MineView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Prescott, AZ

    • Off-Highway Drives  
    •  4 to 5 hours or more
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    An out-of-the-way adventure sure to please any serious four-wheeler. Pass through mining country near the Desoto Mine. A wild roller-coaster ...

  • Orofino Wash TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Prescott, AZ

    • Off-Highway Drives  
    •  1 hour
    •  9.1 miles
    •  Guide

    This very pleasant trail meanders through the edge of the Prescott National Forest, following the Hassayampa River for much of the way. It leaves ...