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Land of the Pioneers

Intermediate

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8.7 mile 14.0 kilometer loop
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 691' 211 m
Descent: -700' -213 m
High: 7,700' 2,347 m
Low: 7,243' 2,208 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)

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Hard-packed singletrack trail in a mix of ponderosa pine & juniper forest.

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High altitude means there can be snow cover from December through March.

Description

This trail is hard-packed singletrack for 90% of the way. Be sure to follow the blue diamond trail markers. There are two possible shortcuts that provide shorter loops.

This loop can be traveled in either direction and has an optional spur trail to the summit of Ecks Mountain. The north section of the loop travels above a small box canyon. The southern portion has fairly consistent terrain, heading through a flat ponderosa pine forest with alternating singletrack trails and old logging roads.

History & Background

Ruins of pioneer cabins & a stage coach station dot the trail.
One of the TRACKS trails: tracks-pinetop-lakeside.org…

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Mar 11, 2017
Tyler Kimmel
Awesome, easy hike! We'll be coming back to this area! 8.7mi

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