Granite Mountain Loop Trail
ElevationAscent: 283' 86 m
Descent: -283' -86 m
High: 2,935' 894 m
Low: 2,717' 828 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)
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“A nice trail encircling Granite Mountain through typical McDowell Mountain desert.”— Todd Streiff
This trail proves great even in summer, however you'll need to get out early and start in a clockwise direction as the sun will be at your back initially and you may catch shade on the western side of Granite Mountain.
This trail travels through typical desert terrain with some large granite boulders and gravel with very little sand to navigate. It has good firm footing without the hassles of embedded rocks in the terrain like that which exists in the mountains to the south.
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Local Club: McDowell Sonoran Conservancy
Dec 11, 2019: November/December 2019 Activity Guide
Land Manager: City of Scottsdale