The city of Prescott is just about in the center of the 1.25 million-acre Prescott National Forest. In the lower elevations, the Prescott is covered with cholla, ocotillo, saguaro and paloverde. As the elevation rises you move into chaparral, and then pinon and juniper. At the highest points you'll be in cool Ponderosa pines and Douglas firs.

The Forest doesn't offer a mass amount of developed campgrounds or picnic areas but there are more than 450 miles of trails and over 100,000 acres of wilderness. Most of the developed recreation sites are among the pines, with 5 campgrounds and 2 picnic areas close to several man-made lakes. Several of the developed sites also offer universal access for those with disabilities.

Sycamore Canyon Wilderness, Prescott National Forest