11 miles
3,257 ft
-1,479 ft
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Pine Canyon #26 Trail


  • Riding area
    Pine, Arizona
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking

This is a great trail and it's getting better, there has been some trail work and there is more to come. I have only ridden it from the North (from Bearfoot tr) to south to the Pine Canyon trail head off of 87. Coming from Bearfoot Trail you'll see a sign marked Drippings Spring, follow that up a long switch back till you reach the signs Drippings Spring and Rim trail. This is where most riders turn around for an out and back. This section has been worked on a little but still tough and will get rocky and steep for the next 2 miles, this will be the most difficult section of the entire trail. Eventually you will come to a split in the trail and see a sign marked Good Enough tr. if you need to bail take this technical down hill into the neighborhood where it's all easy road back to 87. From this split stay on Pine Canyon Trail and it gets easier, after another short HAB it's mostly easy down hill to the main trailhead. Use caution as the closer you get to the Pine Canyon Trail head the more hikers you will encounter.

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More Stats for Pine Canyon Trail #26 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,777 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,473 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,258 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,478 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,255 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,179 ft
  • Avg time
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on Nov 13, 2017
Avg: 3.75 (4 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to pine-canyon-trail-26 trailhead (34.373820, -111.440149)
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Pine Canyon... Trail Reports

Nov 13, 2017 @ 1:26pm
Nov 13, 2017
Upper miles 1-3 miles has 97% unrideable switchbacks and many downed tree's and rock fall that leads to many hike-a-bike off the saddle. After...
May 23, 2017 @ 11:00am
May 23, 2017
Update to my Sept. 18, 2016 report. The portion of the trail that was unrideable has been rerouted & is in the process of being redone. I...
May 4, 2017 @ 8:19pm
May 4, 2017
This trail is a grind going west to east. Dry and dusty. Very rideable.
Sep 18, 2016 @ 4:50pm
Sep 18, 2016
Finally got a chance to go back & try the lower portion of #26 this past weekend. WHAT A NIGHTMARE.... We started at the top of the Bearfoot...
Apr 29, 2016 @ 6:26pm
Apr 29, 2016
Trail is a blast not ridden much but very nice pedalled up got stuck in a downpour and had to go back down. Well done pine I will be back!
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May 28, 2017 @ 8:02pm
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May 28, 2017 @ 7:15pm
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1 Review & Comments

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flag Samgreene (Oct 3, 2018 at 22:04)
 Also works from the south as part of a CCW loop connecting to bearfoot. The beginning climb is strenuous, but rideable with gears. The middle is nice and flowy. The end gets rocky and technical as you descend to the creek. This is a great place to stop for a snack and maybe dip your toes in the water before riding bearfoot and strawberry pine. Amazing loop!

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