If a hike through the pine forests of Prescott to great views of Cottonwood, Sedona, and the Mingus mountain area appeals to you, then you'll like this hike.
From the signed trailhead, head along the closed dirt road. About 0.1 miles from the trailhead, the trail leaves this road and makes an abrupt left turn through an open fence. From here, the road begins to gradually narrow into a trail, as well as begin a gradual descent. The pine forest is not too thick here, allowing distant glimpses of potential viewpoints to come. Continue along the easy to follow trail for about 1.2 miles, where you will see the forest begin to open up and views of Cottonwood and Sedona begin to appear on your left. Soon, the forest disappears and you have great views of the surrounding area. The trail begins a more serious and rocky descent here. Although the trail is easy to follow, it switches back and forth a few times as it descends down to FR413. The trail also gets a bit overgrown here, so expect some mild bushwhacking. Eventually you'll reach FR413 after about 2.2 miles of hiking. This road marks the turn around point. Return the way you came.