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Aimee Keller reviewed Sixshooter and Telephone Loop
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HikingBugsScrambleWashed out

If you’re thinking about doing this loop, don’t. Just do the out and back Six Shooter Canyon Trail. The first part of the loop, which is what the out and back is, is gorgeous! The trail is great! But the second part of the loop, on the right side it’s just terrible! We kept losing the trail because it’s poorly marked and at times- nothing looked at all like a trail. There is one big stretch where I literally was just sliding down the mountain on my backside, but supposedly- following the red line on the map, this was the trail. I really could not wait to get off this mountain. Such a shame because the first half was terrific!

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Erik Fish reviewed East Mountain Trail
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HikingGreat!

Really enjoyed this for trail running. Great views. Saw mule deer and cougar prints on the trail. Turned around and backtracked at the four mile mark so couldn’t figure out why it’s listed as a 7.1 loop. Lady Badass’ review helped me find the actual trailhead. Apple Maps took me to trail 200. Needed to drive up the dirt road approximately another 1.5 miles to the sign that says 214 East Mountain.

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Chris @akrailsandtrails reviewed Icehouse Canyon Trail #198
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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 reviewed Icehouse Canyon Trail #198
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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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Nice trail with pretty views. I don’t think this should be rated as difficult, however. It’s 2 miles in to gain a little over 1k in elevation. Much of the trail was overgrown and spotted with animal droppings, but the last half mile was worth the trip. You finish the hike overlooking the rolling mountainous landscape.

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Ultimate lady badass F reviewed East Mountain Trail
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I really enjoy ridgeline trails so the start of this hike was epic with the views of the southeast. Eventually half way you descend down and end near the creek which was refreshing for our doggy. We chose to exit at trail 200 and walk back up the road to our truck. Tapping the directions button from the AllTrails application (then using google maps) DOES NOT take you to actual trailhead start. It dumps you at the start of trail 200. Make sure that you continue road 112 and drive past Pioneer Pass campground and thr campsites about 1.5 miles and there you will see the saddle and the sign for trailhead 214 east mountain and be able to park. Considering we got started late it was still nice to escape the hundred degree weather of central Phoenix for may 24 2020 the weather and breeze was a nice escape.

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Adam Stolen reviewed Icehouse Canyon Trail #198
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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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Colleen DeRose reviewed East Mountain Trail
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As others have said, beautiful views along the trail and from the ridge line. At 9 am start, trail was shady to the top, but half sunny on the way back. Icy creek still running over the rocks to the East Trail sign. We had no trouble finding trail 200 and sign for East trail, but could not find the loop trail back down, had to backtrack. Neither was there any trail indicator near the beginning if you wanted to take the right fork of the loop from just beyond the trailhead. We skipped most of the ridge top trail, getting warm.

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Robert Herzog reviewed East Mountain Trail
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Did this trail without the peak scramble. Good views to the NW, then to the E and the S. Turn around is at a cattle fence. A bit further you get a sneak peek to the south. Trail has variety in terrain, views and vegetation.Drove sedan up on Ice House Canyon road from Globe.

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Most of the trail is on an old road. Let yourself through a barbed wire removable fence. The view and vegetation changes little while on the road.

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Brian Kordansky reviewed East Mountain Trail
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The directions to the trailhead are exact and correct. Stunning forest hike that is more moderate than hard until you get to the point where you are required to go off trail to get to the summit of East Mountain. This trail is a classic forested, switchback trail that climbs steeply, but gradually. The trail and road to the trailhead are in great shape. There are no route finding issues or problems with the trail being overgrown. The hike, forest, views and really everything about the Pinal Mountains are very distinct and unique from the hikes to the west and north in the Superstitions. This is a forest with Ponderosa Pine as the primary species. The one warning I have is about climbing to the summit of East Mountain. There is no trail, it is very steep and the views are just so-so compared to what you see on the trail proper once you hit the ridgeline. Climbing down was harder than going up.

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Mark Fitch reviewed East Mountain Trail
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HikingBlowdownOff trail

Did this hike today. The AllTrails map is completely inaccurate. It will take you off trail almost immediately and lead you on a bushwhacking wild goose chase. It needs to be replaced with an accurate trail map. Despite that this is a great hike. Staying on the obvious trail will get you happily there and back.

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Rick Howser reviewed East Mountain Trail
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GPS directions leave you several miles short of the actual beginning of the trail. Keep on going up the hill until the end of the road, and you will see a sign on the left, I believe it is state trail 214. Good hike but poorly marked so stick to the trail and do not deviate. There is no real ending, and trails branch off at multiple points so be aware of where you came from. Good views and a fun hike, but easy to lose the trail, and since there is no real end you will have to decide when to call it quits otherwise you'll never stop walking.

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Linda Jean Fenner reviewed Icehouse Canyon Trail #198
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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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Dana Sturm reviewed East Mountain Trail
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Struggled to find the trail. Kind of ended up on a different trail.

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Debbie Konkle-Parker reviewed Sixshooter and Telephone Loop
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Carli Balogh reviewed Icehouse Canyon Trail #198
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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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Lisa Gedert reviewed Sixshooter and Telephone Loop
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HikingNo shade

Nice wide clear easy to follow and not too busy

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Zuleiky Santiago reviewed Sixshooter and Telephone Loop
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First to Review

awesome

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Maria Contreras reviewed Icehouse Canyon Trail #198
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First to Review

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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Richard Le Mieux reviewed East Mountain Trail
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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!

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

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Colton Schubert reviewed Icehouse Canyon Trail #198
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