This trail basically runs north-south from the Granite Mountain Trailhead up to the northern tip of the McDowell-Sonoran Preserve. If you're heading northbound, you may see residential areas and hear traffic on your right, because of its proximity to 136th Street.
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.
To Granite Mountain Trailhead 31402 N. 136th St Scottsdale, AZ 85262
Parking, Horse Trailer Parking
Drinking water is NOT available.
Follow Fountain Hills Boulevard north out of Fountain Hills to Rio Verde Drive and head west to 136th Street to the Granite Mountain TH. From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) 2 h 3 min From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) 2 h 8 min