Little Granite Mountain Loop Trail

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Little Granite Mountain Loop Trail is a 9.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Prescott, Arizona that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from September until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,811 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

views

Directions from Prescott: The primary access to this trail is from the Iron Springs Road, approximately seven miles west of downtown Prescott. The trailhead is just 3.2 miles west of the turnoff to Granite Basin Lake (FR 374).

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17 days ago

Stayed at Yavapai Campground and started trail from there. It was gorgeous and the fragrance of the pines was intoxicating. We only saw 1 other person on the entire 11 mile hike — perhaps because the temps got above 90. It was a bit eerie to walk through the portion where fire had burned several years ago. One thing to watch out for trail is not marked in certain areas, and you can very easily confuse a wash for portions of the trail. Luckily our GPS worked so we could access AllTrails map. I would love to come back in the springtime when everything is in bloom.

1 month ago

I did this loop clockwise. The first 5ish miles were not my favorite. It was wide open and could see for a few miles, but overall I found it kind of boring. There were areas that you could still see the devastation from the fire which was sad and scary. The second half of the hike was much better and would do that again, I just don’t recommend the first half. My other hiking app logged this loop at 11.4 mi.

hiking
10 months ago

Wild and tough terrain. Beautiful views'.

hiking
10 months ago

Tough terrain, overgrown trails, but overall a nice hike.
Plenty of great views of the mountain, although no major vantage points unless you go off trail. Be sure to take the left side around first.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Little Granite Mnt. summit is worth going to besides the fact there is no trail. The s/w side of mountain is best route up. Fantastic, direct views of Granite Mnt. all over the top. There is a surprise up there if you venture.

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Wednesday, July 05, 2017

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Thursday, December 08, 2016

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Tuesday, November 01, 2016

recorded Went to lake

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Monday, August 25, 2014