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Icehouse Canyon Trail #198 is a 7.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Globe, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 7.8 mi Elevation gain 3,169 ft Route type Out & Back
Dog friendly Hiking Forest Views Wild flowers Wildlife Rocky Scramble
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Since the Icehouse Canyon Trail is a point to point trail you can access it from both sides. There is a great elevation gain (or loss) so you may choose either to start from the bottom or top depending on whether you like ascending or descending. 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.

Tonto National Forest - www.fs.fed.us/tonto - (928)402-6200 (Glober Ranger Dist)

There are actually two access points to the Icehouse Canyon trail. The closest one to Globe is where you turn off of Highway 60 in the downtown area at the turn off to the Besh-Be-Gowah Pueblo Ruins. The road wraps around and you'll take a left onto Jess Hayes St. This road turns into Fire road 222 and you'll take a right onto Fire road 112 (past the ruins). You'll go for a couple of miles before you see another junction and turn left (still 112). (If you go right you can drive all the way to the top of Pinal Mountain and hike Icehouse Canyon from the top. - Fire roads 55 & 651)) Continue on 112 basically until you see the turn-off and sign to Icehouse Canyon. The road does become a dirt road and is accessible to 2WD vehicles. Icehouse Canyon Trail (#198) leaves from the Icehouse C.C.C.

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Chris @akrailsandtrails
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HikingBlowdown

Just popping by to say that- Switchbacks take you away from the route described by this map (marked initially by a large cairn of rocks) in the upper portion of the canyon. I was initially concerned, but the route described by the map on here doesn't exist once you hit the switchbacks ;) Should be nice autumn colors between now and the beginning of November. The red maples were very nice on the 13th. Additionally, though the signage on the mountain is better, make sure you know the number of this trail- Icehouse Canyon is 198, Sixshooter Canyon is 197- because the signage around the Icehouse Canyon CCC recreation area is minimal.

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Chris @akrailsandtrails
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HikingBlowdown

This is a loop consisting of Icehouse Canyon Trail #198 - Pinal Peak - Sixshooter Canyon Trail #197 back down the mountain. These trails both start approximately at the Icehouse Canyon CCC picnic area, climb into manzanita and pine, with aspen and maple in the higher riparian areas. Icehouse Canyon is a relentless climb straight up to the top of Pinal Peak at FR-651, right in between Signal Peak and one of the two Pinal Peak recreation areas. Lots of cows around the trail, though they were all well behaved. Good views South (and eventually East) from up top. Sixshooter Canyon Trail is significantly longer, winds it's way back and forth across the East side of the canyon, but was cow-free :). Additionally, there was a small troop of coatis near the Sixshooter Trail, which is a fun treat (even when they disappear in a flash). This whole area has no fees, and the trailhead was accessible by 2wd car. (There is no overnight camping at Icehouse CCC recreation area).

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Adam Stolen
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That hike was unreal. You get to start in the desert chaparral and then move into an old growth forest with deciduous and pine trees with a creek running through. Probably one of my favorite hikes of all time.

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Linda Jean Fenner
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HikingRocky

Hike quickly gained elevation once off the dirt road to trail. Landscape was interesting with hills, lots of greenery/berry bushes, lots of burned trees from a fire awhile back. Trail was easy to follow as for the most part a rocky road...got more interesting as the hike went on, especially with the Bear Scat...squirrels, lizards, hawks flying above...views of Globe were amazing. Hiked another half mile from end of trail then back. Fun Hike but the elevation gets intense...Great Incline Workout! No washrooms, No Fees 5-17-19

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Carli Balogh
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Park before the icehouse CCC camp at a small pull off to the right. If you park at the icehouse CCC camp you can still find the trail by taking trail 192. There was a fire recently that burned a lot of brush. You walk on an old road, still used by ranchers from the looks of it, for a while. When you come to a yellow and green tank, the trail goes to the right. The trail doesn’t end where AllTrails says it does, but I didn’t explore further. Steep, decent workout. Gorgeous views of the Globe area and Miami mine

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Maria Contreras
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was good besides not parking in right area, was fun even getting lost if even thats possible, not sure what trails i was on but loved it, lots of bear poop

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Colton Schubert
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Jillian @sweetsassyjilly
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Sue Mulholland
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Kathleen Chacon
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Fernando Begay
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Dick Dalton
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Cherry Vo
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