Icehouse Canyon is a 3.9 mile loop trail located near Globe, AZ and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Views of Globe / Miami, challenging hike, great change in scenary Since the Icehouse Canyon Trail is a point to point trail you can access it from both sides. Since you have a great elevation gain (or loss) you may choose either to start from the bottom or top depending on whether you like ascending or descending. For this trip I actually started from the top. The trail starts off and continues with many switchbacks. You change elevation rapidly. In a few spots the trail gets sketchy to see but there are cairns placed in sight to guide you through the rough spots. At different times a long the trail you'll get a great view of Globe / Miami and the mountains around them. The first part of the trail is heavily forested but gets less dense the farther down you travel. Be careful of the many loose rocks on the trail as footing can be tricky.