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Celebrate National Hike Day, November 17, with the best local hikes in Prescott and beyond! Home to waterfalls, wildlife, and breathtaking views, the Quad Cities are the perfect place to enjoy hearing nature clearly. We’ve partnered with Beltone to find the best hikes to enjoy the sounds of nature in Arizona!
Explore the Granite Dells up close and personally with the maze of trails at Constellation Trailhead. From embracing rock caves to trails that stretch to the top of the granite, you’ll enjoy beautiful rock formations and oak passages on this trail.
The trailhead is located on the west side of State Route 89 and just south of the Phippen Museum. There are a variety of distances available for hikers, and dogs on a leash are welcome.
Watson Lake Loop
About 4.8 miles in length for the entire loop around the lake, this trail showcases the classic beauty of this Prescott Lake. The Northshore Trail covers steep rocky terrain, the Over the Hill Trail covers rocky and slightly more moderate terrain, and the Peavine Trail and Lower Granite Creek are relatively flat by comparison.
Glassford Summit Trail
This 4.6 mile trail features a cave and panoramic views of the Prescott Valley. A moderate, busy hike, the Glassford Summit Trail is a must-see for any Quad Cities resident to experience the beauty of our cities.
Iron King Trail
Available for horse riders, hikers, cyclists, and adventurers of all disciplines, the Iron King Trail is a 14 mile out and back trail suitable for all skill levels. The trail offers a multitude of scenic phases, including plains and the Granite Dells. You might even take a peek at the native wildlife!
The trailhead is at the end of Santa Fe Loop Rd. Dogs can also use this trail but must be kept on a leash.
Balancing Rock Trail – Granite Basin Recreation Area
The Balancing Rock Trail begins at the Cayuse Equestrian Trailhead in the Granite Basin Recreation Area. The trail winds up and down through a shady pine forest dotted with granite boulders. Wildflowers add color to the landscape for much of the year, and portions of the trail meander along charming seasonal coves. Where this trail gains elevation there is a panoramic view of Granite Mountain and the surrounding nature. This trail connects with several others, providing plenty of exploration opportunities in the recreation area.
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