Pine Canyon Trail

HARD 22 reviews
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Pine Canyon Trail is a 16.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Pine, Arizona that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
16.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3746 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

rocky

Pine Trail is an 8 mile trail located near Pine, Arizona. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking. This trail travels through one of the most peaceful and verdant canyons below the Rim. Rocky Mountain maples, alders and oaks abound near the creek. Mixed conifers spread out on the canyon walls. Several dripping springs make Pine Canyon the epitome of a storybook setting abundant with yellow columbines and scarlet monkey flowers.

backpacking
16 days ago

Awesome trail with great views and a lot of wildlife. Once you reach the camp the trail seems to lack any identification and is really heard to follow due to brush overgrowth. I started the trail from Pine and hiked out to the 87. Be prepared for a good climb near the end and pack plenty of supplies.

hiking
16 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked Pine Canyon Trail #262nd today starting from Pine Trail Head. The hike is absolutely beautiful with vista views. However, once you reach the Pine Creek in the canyon be prepared to spend hours searching for the Trail, bush whacking, until you get up out of the canyon at Route 87. There is so much over growth and dead fall across the Trail it is a real challange. In addition the pink streamers to identify the Trail are faded and in places just nubs due to plastic streamers being gone. Also the red trail identifiers can be found on the ground due to many of the trees have fallen. This lack of Trail maintenance should cause the Trail to be closed once you get within 3 miles of Route 87.

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This is an enjoyable trail with not too much traffic. Expect to see deer, elk, and javelina around dawn or dusk.

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Pine Canyon trail probably should be four stars. Only a three because it did not have a spectacular element to distinguish it from its surroundings. It was a pleasant hike of some distance. Only saw a couple hikers early on. Most seem to hike out a couple miles and turn around. So, I had a lot of solitude past the first couple miles. Greatly enjoyed the hike.

hiking
Friday, June 20, 2014