Tin Trough Springs Trail #308

  

Trail Description: From the Williamson Valley Trailhead, Tin Trough Springs Trail #308 passes through sloping grassland and begins a gradual descent into pinyon-juniper woodland. The trail continues over gentle terrain and crosses Mint Wash, where large cottonwoods line the banks. This area is wonderful for birdwatching. Past the wilderness boundary, this trail traverses a landscape of rugged granite formations and ascends a short distance to the junction with Baby Granite Trail #320. The trail continues, climbing up and down a series of small hills that provide the only moderately difficult terrain along the route. Stunning views of Baby Granite Mountain and sweeping hillsides of pinyon pine make it well worth the effort. The trail dead-ends at an old stagecoach road, now North Granite Trail #671.

 

 

Trail #308 is part of the 10.5-mile Baby Granite Loop, which also includes a portion of Trail #671 and Trail #320.From the Williamson Valley Trailhead, Tin Trough Springs Trail #308 passes through sloping grassland and begins a gradual descent into pinyon-juniper woodland. The trail continues over gentle terrain and crosses Mint Wash, where large cottonwoods line the banks. This area is wonderful for birdwatching. Past the wilderness boundary, Trail #308 traverses a landscape of rugged granite formations and ascends a short distance to the junction with Baby Granite Trail #320. Trail #308 continues, climbing up and down a series of small hills that provide the only moderately difficult terrain along the route. Stunning views of Baby Granite Mountain and sweeping hillsides of pinyon pine make it well worth the effort. The trail dead-ends at an old stagecoach road, now North Granite Trail #671. Trail #308 is part of the 10.5-mile Baby Granite Loop, which also includes a portion of Trail #671 and Trail #320.

 

Motor vehicles and the use of any mechanized equipment, including bicycles, are prohibited on the section of Trail #308 that lies within the Granite Mountain Wilderness. Wilderness is an important resource and national heritage—please, leave no trace.

Restrooms are located at the trailhead. Prepare for hot, dry conditions and meager shade during summer.

This trail is part of the Baby Granite Loop.

 

Notice: Visitors are asked to be alert and stay on existing trails when recreating on Granite Mountain as the area recovers from the Doce Fire of 2013. Soil erosion has occurred on portions of the trails, thus exposing more rock, and cross-country travel increases the possibility of encountering rolling rocks, stump and root holes, falling trees, and loose soils from rains. 

 

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At a Glance

Fees No
Open Season: Year Round
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: Approximately 20 minutes from Prescott, AZ 
Water: Not available. Surface water should be treated.

General Information

Directions:

From its intersection with Iron Springs Road, travel north on Williamson Valley Road for 6.4 miles to the sign for the Williamson Valley Trailhead. Turn left to access the parking area. Road conditions are paved.


General Notes:

Activities


Bicycling

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Hiking

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Day Hiking

  • This trail accesses the Granite Mountain Wilderness and provides a rewarding day hike through several different vegetation communities as well as a fascinating landscape of sculpted granite boulders.
Difficulty Level: Moderate

Horse Riding & Camping

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