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Pine Creek Trail

 4.4 (10)

Length


1.6 Miles 2.6 Kilometers


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

Shared By Nick Wilder

Conditions


All Clear 61 days ago
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An easy and scenic loop to the canyon entrances with more advanced options.

Nick Wilder

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!

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Check-Ins

Nov 21, 2018
Steven Bergman
Oct 13, 2018
Roxane B
2.5mi
Sep 29, 2018
AliveAnd Remaining
Great hike , beautiful views , cactus , monarch butterflies , wild desert flowers , frogs in the creek , dead snake on the trail ...
Apr 30, 2018
Jamie G
Beautiful scenery, especially in spring. We saw a few small pools of water and stream. The dogs enjoyed getting their feet wet. 5mi
Apr 22, 2018
A T
Feb 3, 2018
Nathan Vigrass
Jan 21, 2018
Rafael Rodriguez
Jan 19, 2018
erikjoot
Easy hike with limitless meandering options due to all the climbers blazing trails.

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 10 votes

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#29

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Roxane B
California
Roxane B   California
The out and back to the parking lot loop is 2.5 miles total. Very pretty hike great for beginners. Dogs are allowed on leash. :) Oct 17, 2018

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