Hike up Mount Union in the Prescott National Forest

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Lofty Mount Union is the high point of the Bradshaw Mountains in Prescott National Forest. While the hike on old roads and rough, steep trails that lead to the 7,979-foot summit is only 2 miles round trip, it’s slow-going all the way.

Getting There: From State Route 69 in Prescott, go 10.5 miles south on Walker Road (milepost 293) to Poachers Row Road, turn left. Follow the road to its end, where there’s a sign for trail 285 across the creek. There’s limited parking along the road. Do not park in or block the private driveways in the area.

Length: 4 miles round trip

Rating: moderate

Kid Friendly: NO

Pet Friendly: NO

Elevation: 6,849-7,979 feet

Best Season: October-May

Photo credit Mare Czinar/PHOENIX

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