East Mountain Trail

HARD 2 reviews
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East Mountain Trail is a 5.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Globe, Arizona that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

5.5 miles
1,397 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly



Directions from Globe: Travel south on Forest Route 112 for about eight miles to the Lower East Mountain Trailhead.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Just got back from the Appalachian Trail and a few more on the way home to Globe. There were some Arizona Conservation Corps members working on the East Mountain Trail as we started. The trail begins near Pioneer Pass and even at midday it remains mostly in the shade of Ponderosas. The views along the ridge are refreshing to the soul and the elevation gradients are not too difficult. The trail surface is mostly crushed granite. If I had a wish it'd be for a perennial stream nearby. After all these miles it's so nice return to the Pinal Mountains!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

This trail was hard to find, but worth it! We had a great time, and they allow dogs (on leash). The vistas were terrific!