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Pine Creek Trail

 6 votes

Length

1.6 Miles 2.6 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

175' 53 m

Ascent

-174' -53 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

4,122' 1,257 m

High

3,949' 1,204 m

Low

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All Clear 57 days ago
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An easy and scenic loop to the canyon entrances with more advanced options.

Nick Wilder

Overview

Features: River/Creek — Swimming — Wildlife
Family Friendly: It's short, pretty gentle grades, and has some fun boulders and a stream to play in.
Dogs: Leashed

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!

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Check-Ins

Feb 3, 2018
Nathan Vigrass
Jan 21, 2018
Rafael Rodriguez
Dec 28, 2017
Chase Lacsina
Dec 1, 2017
Kathy August
Nov 19, 2017
Julie Maury
Jun 6, 2017
Charles Lopez
Apr 25, 2017
Duy Tran
Apr 10, 2017
John Trout
Group with Tiersa Schultz Easy gentle pace, got to the point where the 3 spires of tan sandstone May be able to discover a way around to spire tops

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  4.3 from 6 votes

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