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Pine Canyon Trail #26

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Only a short portion of this trail is on the Coconino National Forest, proceeding over the edge of the Mogollon Rim, with the longest portion on the Tonto National Forest. This trail offers a scenic view of Pine, Arizona and surrounding area. Ferns grow along the banks of Pine Creek. Trailhead sign also presents distances to other trails nearby.

Length: .05 on the Coconino, 7.5 miles on the Tonto

Rating: Moderate/Difficult

Elevations: Beginning: 7200, Ending: 5000. High/Low Points: 7240/5000 feet.

At a Glance

Open Season: Spring
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: Payson, Pine, Strawberry, AZ
Happy Jack, AZ
Operated By: Mogollon Rim District - 928-477-2255
Information Center: The sign for FR 6038 is difficult to see as it is behind the fence and back from Highway 87

General Information

Latitude: 34.451102

Longitude: -111.417494

Area/Length: 8 miles

Elevation: 7244' at Coconino TH


USGS Maps: Buckhead Mesa and Pine

Location: Southeast of Flagstaff

Access: From Clints Well go south on Highway 87 approximately 10.8 miles, to FR 6038. This road is approximately 1 miles south-west of FR 300 and about 2 miles north-east of Cinch Hook Snowplay area. Turn left. Road is gated with poles and barbed wire. Please reclose the gate. Trailhead is 0.1 mile on the left. Follow the signs to Dripping Springs then on to Pine Trailhead.

Pine Canyon Trail #26 Map




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