Granite Mountain Loop

EASY 44 reviews
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Granite Mountain Loop is a 5.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Reata Pass, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
400 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

Granite mountain trailhead is located at 31402 N 136th street. Plenty of parking. No water or restrooms.

hiking
25 days ago

There port-a-potties at the parking lot. Minimal bikers, horse riders and hikers during morning weekdays. Lush Sonoran desert and lots of scat from deer, javalina, coyote and bobcat. Desert tortoises too, but I haven’t seen one yet on this trail. Gorgeous!

hiking
1 month ago

Such a great hike. Very easy but good distance around 6 miles total from trail head. Will do this often once we move to the area. Great for everyday stroll.

2 months ago

Beautiful boulders on the trail. The north side is a great view. A lot of mountain bikers, and the loop itself is 5 miles, but there is about .5 miles hike from the parking lot to the trail head. So total, it’s just over 6 miles. A good distance for being close to town.

3 months ago

Did this yesterday and it was great. Might be my new fav in the preserve. Good trails so you can keep you eyes up for the views, close ups of boulders, lots of vegetation too.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful hiking but a lot of bikes on the trails on the weekends

mountain biking
9 months ago

Not 10 miles as indicated by AllTrails, but 6.6 miles. A fun training loop with small amounts of climbing amidst beautiful rock formations. Plenty of twisty winding trails for cornering fun. Lots of people on this trail in the winter. One of the more scenic trails in the Brown's Ranch system of trails. It's a relaxing change after riding trails at South Mountain near Phoenix.

10 months ago

Beautiful and if your looking for an easy hike this is perfect!!

11 months ago

Great views beautiful wild flowers

hiking
Saturday, December 31, 2016

most beautiful hike in the preserve we came in from 136th it is 7 mile hike and worth it

hiking
Friday, December 09, 2016

This loop is not 10 miles, give or take a little, more like 5 miles.

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