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Pine Creek Trail

Intermediate
 4.2 (17)

An easy and scenic loop to the canyon entrances with more advanced options.


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Map Key

1.6

Miles

2.6

KM

Point to Point

4,122' 1,257 m

High

3,949' 1,204 m

Low

175' 53 m

Up

174' 53 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Leashed

Features River/Creek · Swimming · Wildlife

Family Friendly It's short, pretty gentle grades, and has some fun boulders and a stream to play in.

Description

From the parking area, hike down the hill to near the creek bottom. Cruise along easy terrain as you approach Pine Creek Canyon and the Mescalito rock formation that separates the two drainages.

As you approach the mouth, the trail braids in many ways, and extends into both canyons, which is especially popular with rock climbers. Pass some old ruins near the creek, and then continue around to make a short lollipop, or head up either canyon and explore as far as you wish. The terrain gets rougher and turns into boulder hopping through the creekbed at some point. There is water in the creek most of the year, but you can usually keep your feet dry. There are several lovely pools to stop, take a break, and soak your feet on a hot day.

Flora & Fauna

We've spotted bighorn sheep here a few times!

Contacts

Shared By:

Nick Wilder

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 17 votes

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Photos

Looking up at the Mescalito in Pine Creek Canyon.
May 4, 2016 near Summerl…, NV
Old ruins along the Pine Creek Trail.
May 16, 2016 near Summerl…, NV
Pine Creek Canyon seen behind its trailhead sign.
Apr 11, 2019 near Summerl…, NV
One of several trail junction signs along Pine Creek Trail.
Apr 11, 2019 near Summerl…, NV

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Check-Ins

Apr 17, 2021
Michael D. Tomorsky
Mar 5, 2021
Nick Ha
30 lbs pack 2.4mi — 0h 55m
Mar 5, 2021
Aaron Fagerwick
Round trip 2.5mi — 0h 53m
Jun 29, 2020
Narindra Khalikaprasad
Mar 22, 2020
Ernie Marquez
Today the roads are blocked so we decided to walk in and find the closest trail so this is it
Jan 4, 2020
Jadie M
Bouldering off this trail 3.2mi
Jun 19, 2019
Brendon Griffin
May 27, 2019
Crystal Maiville