Prescott, Arizona, will always have a special place in my heart because it’s where I went to college.
There are a lot of hikes located around Prescott. Below are a few of my favorites.
- Thumb Butte (Medium, 2.5 miles)
- Watson Lake (Easy, 4.5 miles)
- Granit Mountain (Hard, 7.9 miles)
- White Spar Campground
- Lynx Lake
- Yavapai Campground
- Watson Lake Park
- BLM Camping
Watson Lake Park
Watson Lake Park is a great place to spend a few hours paddleboarding. The lake is best known for its rock features that you can explore on a paddleboard. It’s located 4-miles from downtown Prescott and offers canoeing, frisbee golf, camping, and hiking.
- Fee: $3
- Website: Watson Lake Park
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Located a few miles outside Prescott is Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, my Alma mater. Embry-Riddle is a college focused on aeronautics.
If you have a love for aviation, I recommend visiting the campus to see what it has to offer. The library holds over 1000+ model airplanes.
It’s a privilege to have Prescott, Arizona, for our enjoyment, so please practice Leave No Trace principles.