After a lovely night on Thumb Butte Road, the following morning Annie and I drove to Granite Mountain Trail about half an hour north. Along with Thumb Butte Road, Granite Mountain Trail is located in the Prescott National Forest. Granite Basin Lake is nearby, so there are a variety of parking areas for the beaches and boat launching. There is also a parking area with bathrooms at the trailhead as indicated by AllTrails.
Granite Mountain Trail
The trail begins in forest which was appealing to me. I prefer evergreens over cactus and scrub. Annie enjoyed it too, once again running around like crazy. Sometimes I wonder how she can have so much energy. She exhausts me while I attempt to exhaust her!HAPPY HIKING!