Pinal Mountain Summit.

This is a nice loop hike in the Pinal Mountains that starts in high desert (4500 ft), ends in the pines and aspens at the top of Pinal Peak (7800 ft) then loops back down to our meet-up point. We will start on The Telephone Trail, connect with the upper part of Six Shooter Trail, then take Ferndell Trail to the summit and return via six shooter trail back to our vehicles as it spreads out the downhill a little more which hopefully will help our joints a bit. It will end up about a 13 mile hike with an AEG around 3500, but my numbers are not exact I just know it won’t vary much from what I’m posting. It’s fairly exposed towards the bottom so it might get a bit warm on the hike down so bring lots of water. I think at least three liters would be ideal. 

There’s a coffee place in Gold Canyon we can meet up at 5:30am for those interested. Otherwise the plan is to meet at the trailhead at 7:00am. You can download the gpx files if you’d like from the trail links. 

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Directions To the hike:

From Globe and turn right (south) on Hill St just past mile marker 251. There is a sign for Pinal Mountain Recreation Area. Follow the Recreation area signs. About 2.5 miles from town, Forest Service Road #112 (Icehouse Canyon Rd) intersects with Forest Service Road #222 (Sixshooter Canyon Road). From there, bear right on #112 (Icehouse Canyon Rd). Proceed about 5 miles to the CCC Recreation Area / Trailhead on the left side of the road. The last mile is unpaved, but graded and easily traveled by car.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Beautiful location & great weather! Be prepared no time for your legs to warm up, it's a gradual incline from inception of the trailhead.

    May 24

  • Gina

    Great hike Jason, thanks

    May 24

  • Jason St. L.

    Good times!

    May 24

  • Jason St. L.

    Good times!

    May 24

  • Jason St. L.

    No worries. How 'bout we pick you up at that coffe shop in Gold Canyon? No reason for you to backtrack. The place is call Gecko Espresso. Ever been there? We'll pick you up @ 6am. If you click the coffee link in the write up that will give you directions. My cell is on the FB thread just in case we need to communicate in the AM. I added you to the FB group. Stoked! Gonna have nice weather tomorrow. Not too hot.

    May 23

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Jason!

      May 23

  • Gina

    Jason and Wendy, I am fine meeting at gecko as well so we have one car pool spot. See you both at six

    1 · May 23

    • A former member
      A former member

      See you both at 6am at the Gold Canyon coffee shop!!! Looking forward to meeting you both. And yes, the weather should be nice. I need to figure out the Facebook link. My cell#[masked]

      1 · May 23

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oh I thought we were meeting in gold canyon. I live in queen creek. Doesn't make sense to drive west when we r going east. There is a Starbucks on Ellsworth and baseline is it too much of ask to pick me up there? Don't feel obligated if it is.

    May 23

  • A former member
    A former member

    It looks like I might be able to join the group tomorrow. I'm assuming we all carpool and divide the cost of gas?

    May 23

    • Jason St. L.

      Hey so added you to our Facebook thread. It's just you, me and Gina. Going to meet @ Starbucks on baseline and Gilbert @ 5:30am. Check the FB thread for more info.

      May 23

  • Jason St. L.

    Sweet! Welcome! That will We're meeting @ the Starbucks on baseline and Gilbert @ 5:30am. I can take my jeep. I'll add you too our thread in Facebook.

    May 23

  • A former member
    A former member

    It looks like I might be able to join the group tomorrow. I'm assuming we all carpool and divide the cost of gas?

    May 23

  • Jason St. L.

    Cool. Gina, look forward to meeting you on the hike. I'm using this as a bit of a training hike for our return to C2C so hopefully Miguel and Todd and a few other folks can join us.

    May 14, 2014

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