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Metate Connector Trail #353, AZ

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Distance One Way 0.3 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,636 feet
Elevation Gain 45 feet
Accumulated Gain 50 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 0.47
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Overview: Metate Connector #353 is a short trail in Granite Mountain Recreation area connecting Metate trailhead with West Lake Trail #351. To find the trail at the parking lot look behind the toilet.

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    Most recent Triplog Reviews
    Metate Connector Trail #353
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    A great Sunday hike with some amazing views, wildlife and wildflowers. The weather and rain was just right. I wish I would have packed my fishing pole I might have stayed a little longer. I see on satellite there is large ruin at the top of Little Granite Mnt, we speculated the whole way on the route to the top. Probably make it out here again to see what other adventures this wilderness holds.

    There was great coverage after you left the 261 onto the 37.
    Metate Connector Trail #353
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    A little Turkey day hike, just while the turkey was cooking up. This is a fairly easy hike the way we did. Starting from the TH the plan was to hike along side Cave Creek all the way up to the Chalk Springs Canyon. We brought Wendi's mom with us so this hike would have some elements that for her would be a little extreme. I was surprised to see water in the upper creek area which made things a little tougher on our novice hiker but she did great. We made it a mile short of our turn around but the Turkey was gonna be overcooked if persevered. Had a nice snack under a Mesquite tree with some lush grass. We took the Metate on the way back. Got to the car just as the sprinkles threatened worse. They never really did but they sure did threaten too. I noticed a Petroglyph hidden on one of the rocks on one of the many side trails along the Metate. All in all a great day for a hike.

    Permit $$

    Prescott Forest
    Prescott National Forest Pass

    Only trailheads with six "amenities" have fees. Amenities are picnic tables, trash, toilet, parking, interpretive signing and security.

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    Paved - Car Okay

    To hike
    From downtown Prescott take Montezuma Street north. Montezuma turns into Whipple which turns into Iron Springs Rd. (St Rt 10). Continue on this road. At about the 3.5 mile mark turn right on FR 374 (You will see the brown recreation sign marking the Granite Basin Day Use area including the Metate Trailhead.) Follow the road about 3 miles back to the Metate trailhead parking area at the end of the loop road.
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