Best Trails Near Prescott AZ

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 longest trail in Prescott is Bradshaw Mountains a well-known trail measuring 70 miles in total 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.

More information on the best trails in Prescott can be found below.
  • Bradshaw Mountains

    3 Reviews

    Prescott, AZ

    This drive passes through historic mining country dating back over 140 years. Drivers enjoy a beautiful mountain drive and many important obvious historic stops along the way, including Bumble ...
    •  Easy
    •  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 ...

  • Thumb Butte Loop

    2 Reviews

    Prescott, AZ

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

  • Groom Creek Loop

    2 Reviews

    Prescott, AZ

    Circling through the gently rising mountains south of Prescott, the Groom Creek Loop Trail offers both a tranquil hike among beautiful stands of timber and the promise of expansive views from ...
    •  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 ...

  • Mayer-Goodwin Road

    2 Reviews

    Prescott, AZ

    This roughly graded road travels from the interesting small town of Mayer west to intersect with Senator Highway, the major north-south road through the Bradshaw Mountains. The winding trail ...
    •  Easy
    •  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 ...

  • Goat Peak Trail

    2 Reviews

    Prescott, AZ

    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 Mingus Mountain to within a mile of Mingus Lake, ...
    •  Easy
    •  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 ...

  • Senator Highway

    2 Reviews

    Prescott, AZ

    Considering that this trail is a major route through the Prescott National Forest, it is suprisingly quiet. Even on weekends, the only sounds are the chirping birds, the breeze in the pine, and ...
    •  Easy
    •  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, ...

  • Yaeger Canyon Loop

    1 Reviews

    Prescott, AZ

    This is an enjoyable loop hike on Mingus Mountain, with views of Prescott Valley. The hike starts on the Little Yaeger Canyon Trail, which begins from the southeast side of the parking area. ...
    •  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 ...

  • Little Granite Mountain Loop Trail

    1 Reviews

    Prescott, AZ

    Looping around Little Granite Mountain, this trail traverses pinyon-juniper woodland interspersed with granite boulders and rock formations, and occasional ponderosa pines. You’ll have great ...
    •  4 hours
    •  6.1 miles
    •  Guide

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

  • Spruce Mountain

    1 Reviews

    Prescott, AZ

    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 Phoenix and Tucson, and bikers from points south ...
    •  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 ...

  • Mingus Mountain Loop Trail

    1 Reviews

    Prescott, AZ

    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 the former ghost town of Jerome on narrow unpaved ...
    •  Moderate to Difficult
    •  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 ...

  • Yaeger Canyon Loop Trail

    1 Reviews

    Prescott, AZ

    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 trailhead via the Yaeger Canyon Trail.
    •  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 ...

  • Castle Creek Wilderness Trails

    1 Reviews

    Prescott, AZ

    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, comes into view to the west. You are looking into ...
    •  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 ...

  • Prescott Peavine National Recreation Trail and Iron King Trail

    0 Reviews

    Prescott, AZ

    Incredible views are the hallmark of the 5.5-mile Prescott Peavine National Recreation Trail and the 4-mile Iron King Trail. Located just outside of Prescott, Arizona, at an elevation of ...
    •  9.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Incredible views are the hallmark of the 5.5-mile Prescott Peavine National Recreation Trail and the 4-mile Iron King Trail. ...

  • Lower Wolf Creek Campground

    0 Reviews

    Prescott, AZ

    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. Mixed conifer forest covers much of the land, ...
    •  Guide

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

  • Yavapai Campground

    0 Reviews

    Prescott, AZ

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

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

  • Oaks and Willows Trail

    0 Reviews

    Prescott, AZ

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

  • Prescott Area Campgrounds

    0 Reviews

    Prescott, AZ

    Central Arizona is a land of rugged, pine-forested mountains with a colorful history. The city of Prescott was the territorial capitol before Arizona became a state in 1912, and still has a flavor ...
    •  Guide

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

  • Juniper Mesa Wilderness Trails

    0 Reviews

    Prescott, AZ

    Small, rugged, and waterless, the character of the Juniper Mesa Wilderness is just what its name implies: a broad, flat, juniper-clad mesa. Vegetation, which varies with exposure, tends toward ...
    •  16.8 miles
    •  Guide

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

  • Granite Mountain Wilderness Trails

    0 Reviews

    Prescott, AZ

    Ask anybody in prescott where Granite Mountain is and they will likely point to an enormous granite outcrop, a familiar local landmark, just beyond the city limits. When you view the wilderness ...
    •  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 ...

  • Granite Mountain

    0 Reviews

    Prescott, AZ

    Among the more interesting geological features of the Prescott area are the exposed boulders and buttresses of Precambrian granite. Well rounded by erosion, this pinkish rock is often rendered ...
    •  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 Mountain Trail

    0 Reviews

    Prescott, AZ

    This popular hike climbs through rugged granite terrain to a viewpoint overlooking Granite Basin and the Sierra Prieta. The Granite Mountain Trail crosses a wash, then follows a drainage uphill ...
    •  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 ...

  • Yaeger Canyon Loop

    0 Reviews

    Prescott, AZ

    This is an enjoyable loop hike on Mingus Mountain, with views of Prescott Valley. The hike starts on the Little Yaeger Canyon Trail, which is signed and begins from the southeast side of the ...
    •  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 ...

  • Granite Basin

    0 Reviews

    Prescott, AZ

    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 singletrack loops. It’s a hidden gem for riding ...
    •  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 ...

  • Orofino Wash Trail

    0 Reviews

    Prescott, AZ

    This very pleasant trail meanders through the edge of the Prescott National Forest, following the Hassayampa River for much of the way. It leaves from Wagoner Road and undulates over a few ridges ...
    •  Easy
    •  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 ...

  • Tonto Wash Trail

    0 Reviews

    Prescott, AZ

    This easy trail follows the broad valleys of Tonto Wash and Long Canyon, passing close to Tonto Mountain. The majority of the trail lies within Prescott National Forest; the rest passes through ...
    •  Easy
    •  1.5 hours
    •  16.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This easy trail follows the broad valleys of Tonto Wash and Long Canyon, passing close to Tonto Mountain. The majority of ...