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Surprise Springs #350, AZ

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Difficulty 1.5 of 5
Distance One Way 1.3 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,640 feet
Elevation Gain 229 feet
Accumulated Gain 274 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 2.21
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Preferred   Apr, Oct, May, Nov
Sun  7:08am - 5:23pm
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1,695 ft
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Surprise Springs #350 is a 1.3 mile one way hike with 274 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 6 miles west-northwest of Prescott Arizona. The trailhead is car accessible. April and October are the best months to enjoy this hike.


Overview: A short hike through the Granite Basin Recreation Area with some nice boulder formations. Connects the Wekuvde day-use area with the Yavapai Campground and Trail 349.

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    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.

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    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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    To Metate Trailhead
    Take I-17 North to the St Rt 69 Prescott exit, turn left (north) When entering Prescott stay Left on SR89 which is Sheldon St. Follow Sheldon St. to the 'T' intersection at Montezuma St. and turn right. 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 trailhead parking area at the end of the loop road.

    2011-09-16 Garry Milo There is no sign for FR374. There is a sign for Granite Basin Road. Once you turn on to it, the FR374 sign is a few hundred feet down the road.

    From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) 2 hours 18 mins
    From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) 3 hours 46 mins
    From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) 2 hours 1 min
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