Mint Wash Trail

EASY 10 reviews

Mint Wash Trail 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 is primarily used for hiking, walking, birding, horses, and road biking 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
423 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

road biking

walking

horseback riding

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

horseback riding
7 days ago

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.

horseback riding
17 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

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.

4 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

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

Sunday, May 17, 2015

hiking
Saturday, September 20, 2014

hiking
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.