Pine Canyon Trail 26

Area Status: Open

The trail offers a variety of scenery including distant views of pine-covered hills and a bird’s-eye view of Pine Canyon.

At a Glance

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Usage: Light
Restrictions: No motorized vehicles are allowed. Pack it in pack it out. Carry an adequate supply of drinking water. One gallon per person per day is recommended during hot periods. Do not drink untreated water. Giardia, a protozoan, is in many water impoundments and streams. Portions of the trail are rough in places and should be traveled with caution. From the north termini, the trail rapidly descends the Mogollon Rim, west of Milk Ranch Point. It drops into Pine Canyon and continues to the Highline Trail 31. From there, it is a short distance to the Pine Trailhead.
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Day Hiking

This trail travels through one of the most peaceful and verdant canyons below the Rim. Rocky Mountain maples, alders and oaks abound near the creek. Mixed conifers spread out on the canyon walls. Several dripping springs make Pine Canyon the epitome of a storybook setting abundant with yellow columbines and scarlet monkey flowers.
Elevation desc South end: (5,000 feet elevation): at Highline Trail 31, near Pine Trailhead North end: (7,200 feet elevation): off State Hwy. 87, 1.2 miles past its junction with State Hwy. 260
Difficulty Level: More Difficult

Horse Riding

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
8 miles

  Elevation : 
South end: (5,000 feet elevation): at HighlineTrail 31, near Pine TrailheadNorth end: (7,200 feet el - 7,200 feet