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Willow Trail #347

 5 votes

Length

6.6 Miles 10.7 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

496' 151 m

Ascent

-790' -241 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

5,889' 1,795 m

High

5,189' 1,582 m

Low

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Fast and flowy with many rollers on the northern portion with a difficult and rocky southern portion

Marques Munis

Overview

Description

Beginning at the Granite Basin/Katahn Drive trailhead, get ready because a mile and a half of relatively steep and at times rocky climbing awaits. Trail #341 provides the opportunity for a detour leaving the trail after about 0.6 miles and rejoining the trail at about the mile and a half mark. Towards the top before passing through the gate the Willow Connector Trail (#346) breaks away and heads west. To stay on the Willow Trail keep right and pass through the gate to crest the broad saddle. Don't forget to take a breather and soak in the view of the Granite Mountain Wilderness.

Once you catch your breath, it's time to shift into the big ring because you're about to be rewarded with several miles of fast flowing singletrack. The many rollers along the route provide ample opportunity for air time.

Eventually you'll pass through another gate where the Mint Wash Trail (#345) briefly shares a section with the Willow Trail (#347). Hang a right where the trails fork and enjoy the last mile and a half or so of smooth and easy singletrack.

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Jul 16, 2017
Shane Stevenson
May 4, 2017
Amy Moseman
Fun section 3.5mi
Apr 29, 2017
Karl Phelps
Apr 22, 2017
Dan Bidwell
Mar 8, 2016
Sam Marshall
Best to park at the other end, ride up, do other stuff and then finish coming down
Feb 25, 2016
Conrad Anderson
Headed south from Wlmsn Vly trail head. Not super smooth initially. Lots of climbing. Ends with lots of chunk and loose rock. Not very fast. 5mi — 2h 00m
Oct 28, 2015
Jordan Willcox
Jun 9, 2015
Jordan Willcox

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  3.8 from 5 votes

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Andrew Gedminas
Carlsbad, CA
Andrew Gedminas   Carlsbad, CA
When visiting Prescott, I always make sure to hit this trail. Fun, fast and flowy. I park at the Cayuse Trailhead ($5 day use fee) then do a short ride up #346 to join #347. I then ride 3.8 miles mostly downhill to the #345 trailhead. The riding past #345 is very meh, so I usually turn around and do a gradual climb back up #347 or go left and do #345 and come out at Granite Basin Lake. Aug 24, 2017

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