- Distance 6.20 miles
- Time 0 s
- Speed 3 mph
- Min altitude 5,472 ft
- Peak 6,316 ft
- Climb 2,310 ft
- Descent 3,005 ft
- Distance Instructions
The Pine Canyon Trail begins on the top of the rim at the Cinch Hook Trailhead. Turning off Hwy 87 at approximately milepost 280 you will pass through a gate and park.
The trail begins about one tenth of mile from this point and runs for nearly 10 miles to the Highline Trail #31 a quarter of a mile from the Pine Trailhead.
The upper portion of the Pine Canyon Trail drops precipitously from the Mogollon Rim in series of steep and technical switchbacks. The ride off the rim is an expert level bike ride, triple black diamond, with no help for miles around and no quick exits.
Once a rider leaves the switchbacks the grade relaxes and the trail gets progressively easier. The Pine Canyon Trail crosses Pine Creek approximately one miles north of the Bearfoot Bridge and one will find the trail this from this point rideable to most intermediate riders all the way to the Pine Trailhead 8.5 miles to the south. The ride will include some big climbs topping out at over 6200' before dropping down to the Pine Trailhead at just over 5400'.
This section of the Pine Canyon Trail has been reborn through reroutes and maintenance. The Pine Trailhead has bathrooms, a small horse corral, and plenty of paved parking.
Pine Canyon Trail 26 Photos
Photo Credits: Scott Kehl, Alan Levine
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Pine Canyon Trail 26 connects to these other trails in the PS Trails system.