Jim Higgs Trail #1937


Jim Higgs Trail #1937 rises and falls as it traverses the rolling terrain north of Granite Mountain. Pinyon pine, juniper, oak, and manzanita line the path. Scrub jays and other birds fond of shrubby landscapes move from branch to branch, stirring the air with their calls. Although seldom seen, coyotes, mountain lions, and countless other creatures make their homes here among granite bedrock and dry washes. This trail is one of a series of trails, best suited for horseback riding, that can be traveled together to form long, meandering routes in this remote area.

 

 

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 minutes from Prescott, AZ
Water: Not available. Surface water should be treated.

General Information

Directions:

Jim Higgs Trail #1937 is an internal trail that can be accessed via Almosta Trail #622. To reach the trailhead for Trail #622, travel north on Williamson Valley Road for 12.5 miles past its intersection with Iron Springs Road 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 Trail #622, which begins at the forest boundary. Road conditions are paved.


General Notes:

Activities

Mountain Biking

  • This short trail north of Granite Mountain is only accessible by way of other, much longer trails (Trail #622, Trail #671).
Difficulty Level: Easy

Day Hiking

  • This short trail north of Granite Mountain is only accessible by way of other, much longer trails (Trail #622, Trail #671).
Difficulty Level: Easy

Horse Riding

  • One in a series of trails north of Granite Mountain designed with horse travel in mind. This trail can be accessed via Trail #622 or Trail #671.
Difficulty Level: Easy

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
1.8 miles

  Elevation : 
5,412 feet