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Granite Knob, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Prescott > Prescott NW
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Difficulty 4 of 5
Route Finding 3 of 5
Distance One Way 0.74 miles
Trailhead Elevation 6,595 feet
Elevation Gain 738 feet
Accumulated Gain 749 feet
Avg Time One Way 1 hour
Kokopelli Seeds 3.24
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Granite Pinetop Apache Loop
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Preferred   May, Oct, Apr, Sep
Sun  7:05am - 5:27pm
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Water
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Apache Creek Trail #9905
Apache Creek Trail #9905
0.0 mi away
5.6 mi
267 ft
Grapevine Springs Trail #9825
1.8 mi away
1.0 mi
301 ft
7 Up To Hyde Mountain Trail #5
2.3 mi away
2.3 mi
968 ft
Apache Springs
Apache Springs
2.4 mi away
4.7 mi
30 ft
Hyde Mountain #6
Hyde Mountain #6
2.4 mi away
2.2 mi
1,418 ft
Upper Graver Wash Trail #9906 - Prescott NF
2.4 mi away
1.1 mi
1 ft
Dead Steer Basin Trail #9908 - Prescott NF
2.5 mi away
2.1 mi
335 ft
Stringtown Trail #9917
2.6 mi away
0.8 mi
57 ft
Trail #9903 - Prescott NF
2.9 mi away
3.0 mi
437 ft
Merritt Spring Trail #9
3.8 mi away
1.6 mi
125 ft
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Overview
Granite Knob is a 0.74 mile one way hike with 749 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 32 miles northwest of Prescott Arizona. A high clearance 4x4 vehicle and a competent driver is recommended to access the trailhead. May and October are the best months to enjoy this hike. This hike involes off trail navigation. Review triplogs, photos and the route to understand the terrain before heading out.


Granite Knob is the primary landmark in the Apache Creek Wilderness. Summiting requires a steep off-trail hike and class-3 scramble through dense manzanita before a 15 foot section of class-4 climbing to gain the summit. Of the eleven peaks or mountains in Arizona with the name "Granite" this is the only knob.

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Note
This is a moderately difficult hike.



    One-Way Notice
    This hike is listed as One-Way.

    When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
    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.

    Permit $$
    None

    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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