Hike Mount Union in the Prescott National Forest

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PRESCOTT PINNACLE

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

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Photo credit Mare Czinar/PHOENIX