Almosta Trail #622

Although it is only half an hour from downtown Prescott, Almosta Trail #622 possesses a remote quality that encourages experiences of tranquility and solitude.  Travelers are left to their thoughts and to the subtle rhythms of slow-moving shadows, snakes and scrub jays.  This trail traverses a landscape of rolling hillsides strewn with granite boulders.  Pinyon pine, alligator juniper, cactus, and scrub oak line the path.  There are stunning views of both Granite and Baby Granite Mountain from various points along the way.  While this trail connects with several others, many of these routes are impractical day hikes.  However, the collective length of these trails creates outstanding opportunities for scenic horseback rides.




Expect hot, dry conditions and meager shade during the summer months. 

At a Glance

Fees: No
Open Season: Year Round
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Approximately 25 miles from Prescott, AZ
Water: Not available. Surface water should be treated.

General Information


From its intersection with Iron Springs Road, travel north onWilliamson Valley Road for 12.5 miles to Almosta Ranch Road.  Turn left on Almosta Ranch Road and proceed 0.7 miles to the trailhead on the left.  Parking is good.  This is a county trail.  Follow the county trail to Almosta Trail #622, which begins at the forest boundary. Road conditions are paved.

General Notes:


Mountain Biking

  • This is a long, rolling trail that connects to several others on the north side of Granite Mountain.
Difficulty Level: Moderate

Day Hiking

  • This trail traverses a landscape of rolling hillsides strewn with granite boulders.  Although it connects with other trails, most of these routes are impractical day hikes.  Consider TR 622 an out-and-back hike.

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Horse Riding

  • This trail, designed with horseback riders in mind, traverses a landscape of rolling hillsides and connects with several other trails to create outstanding opportunities for long, scenic rides.
Difficulty Level: Moderate

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Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
4.8 miles

  Elevation : 
5,587 feet