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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This is a moderately difficult hike.
This hike is listed as One-Way.
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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.