Mint Wash and Granite Basin Lake Loop

EASY 22 reviews

Mint Wash and Granite Basin Lake Loop is a 3.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Prescott, Arizona that features a lake 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: 3.1 miles Elevation Gain: 357 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly


horseback riding

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Mint Wash passes through a mixed forest of ponderosa pine and alligator juniper as it as it travels toward Granite Basin Lake. The trail crosses a creek several times. Although the creek is usually dry, its banks are lined with dense vegetation that is nourished by occasional flows. This short trail provides access to other Granite Basin trails.

1 month ago

Great trail but some stretches had little shade and, while much of the trail was fairly easy there are definitely sections that can be classified as at least moderate. We went counterclockwise (opposite of the way it is presented here) so as to not have the long uphill stretch which, I think, made it better. Will do this again but on a cooler day!

7 months ago

beautiful trail. easy to moderate. great alternative to the main trail with a different view of the mountain

Sunday, November 12, 2017

I followed the directions here and had a hard time finding Mint Creek Trail. his sounds like a grrat hike but I am still not sure where it starts.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Fun trail for horseback riding I would rate it moderate do to some rocky parts. Be sure to take a whiff of the "mint scent" at the creek.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

The map as shown here is not the 345 trail. It's a combo of three different trails that equal to be a little over 5 miles. There's also a good 1.5 of almost straight uphill so make sure to bring plenty of water.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Decent hike, there is a $5 day use fee here. Signage not the best.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Mint Wash is one of the trails within the Granite Basin Recreation Area. It is accessible via multiple trailheads from connector trails, including the trailhead that starts in the Yavapai Campground.

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