Overview: Willow Trail #347 is one of the two (along with #345) main north-south trails in Granite Basin area that combined with other trails allows creating loop hikes of almost any distance. Section between Williamson Valley trailhead and #346/#332 junction is a moderate bike trail because of fairly level grades, solid surface and absence of steps.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.
Only trailheads with six "amenities" have fees. Amenities are picnic tables, trash, toilet, parking, interpretive signing and security.
Paved - Car Okay
To hike Williamson Valley trailhead (north): From downtown Prescott take Montezuma St north, it will turn into Whipple St then into Iron Springs Rd. Turn right on Williamson Valley Rd and drive 6.6 mi. Unpaved trailhead parking lot with plenty of space for cars and horse trailers is on the left side of the road and marked with brown "Williamson Valley trailhead" sign. Parking is free.
Willow trailhead (south): From downtown Prescott take Montezuma St north, it will turn into Whipple St then into Iron Springs Rd. Turn right on Williamson Valley Rd and drive 1.5 mi. Turn left into subdivision on Burnt Ranch Rd, next right to Hozoni Dr, second left on Katahn Dr. In 0.4 mi Katahn Dr makes a right S-curve, pavement ends and just before the gate there's the small turnaround will little parking space (about 4-5 cars) on the right side of the road. Watch for wooden trail sign. Parking is free.