Hiking and Trails
Mingus Recreation Area
Located on Highway 89A at the summit of the highway between Jerome and Prescott Valley, Mingus Recreation Area provides lookouts over both the Tricity and Verde Valley communities. 2 campgrounds are available, the Mingus and Potato Patch areas. Hiking trails wind across the mountain, from easy and short, to lengthy and challenging. As for all Prescott National Forest campgrounds, family sites are first-come, first-serve. Campers must reserve group sites in advance.
Located in Prescott Valley, this scenic 100-acre park was once was the home of gold prospectors on Lynx Creek. Fifty acres of the park comprises a passive recreation park with ramadas, a lake stocked with trout, hiking trails and limited gold panning. Take Highway 69 to Prescott East Highway, turn left on Second Street, and then turn right on Fifth Street, the entrance to the park.
Fain Park Brochure
- Please stay on the trail.
- Bicyclists must yield to pedestrians.
- No potable water sources exist on the trail. Carry your own water.
- There are no restrooms on the trail.
- All trash must be carried out.
- No motorized vehicles allowed, except wheelchairs and authorized vehicles.
- Hunting is strictly prohibited.
- All pets are to be on a leash. Please carry out all pet waste.
- You may encounter mosquitoes due to standing water. Please use protective repellant.
- Report all unsafe trail conditions to 928-759-3070.
Iron King Trail (westward view) begins west of Glassford Hill Road, north of Spouse Drive. Individuals may enjoy this new trail as they traverse westward along this path that cuts through Prescott Valley's open grasslands toward the magnificent Point of Rocks (pictured above). The trail features 3 wash crossings that utilize flatbed railcars - railcars used in the actual Prescott East Railroad operation.