Pine Creek Loop/Ballantine Trail

  • February 16, 2013 · 8:00 AM

What:  Pine Creek Loop to Ballantine

When:  Saturday, February 16,[masked]AM

Where:  Tonto National Forest (Sunflower)

Elevation gain:  1466 feet

Skill level:  Moderate

Length:  8.8 miles round trip

Since we have had a lot of rain lately, let's see if the falls are running in the Tonto National Forest.  This is an out and back hike, to the water falls and back.  There is some scrambling and loose rock on this trail.  High clearance vehicles are not necessary.

Directions:  From Scottsdale:
Take Shea Boulevard east to the Beeline Highway (State Route 87). Turn left onto Highway 87. The trailhead is just past milepost 210 on Arizona Highway 87, which is 21 miles north of Shea Blvd.

Carpool:  Please feel free to form your own carpools.  Be sure to compensate your drivers and give yourself enough time to be at the trail head and ready to go promptly at 8AM. 

Bring plenty of water, snacks, proper hiking shoes, hats, sunscreen, and dress in layers.  If you bring your dog, be sure your dog is capable of a nine mile hike! 

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  • Tammy

    Thanks for leading this CJ. I have been wanting to do this one for a while. Sophia, Munchkin and I all had a great time.

    February 16, 2013

  • CJ (AKA S.

    Beautiful day for a hike. Thanks for joining me.

    February 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fun

    February 16, 2013

  • Dennis L.

    a real work out, great hike.

    February 16, 2013

  • Vickie

    Woke up very sick. So sorry for the late change.

    February 16, 2013

  • laura

    Anybody wanna carpool from central Phx?

    February 15, 2013

    • Tammy

      Scott and I and the dogs are meeting at Deer valley shopping center at 6:30 if you want to join us.

      February 15, 2013

    • laura

      Thank you Tammy,I'll just meet everybody at the trail head:)

      February 16, 2013

  • Neal El E.

    Coming fr

    February 15, 2013

  • Phred S

    Sounds great especially if flowers are just starting to peek out. O

    February 11, 2013

  • Yvonne

    I HAVE ANOTHER COMMITMENT. HAVE FUN!

    February 15, 2013

  • Phred S

    Poop happens and we will not be attending. Want to cancel so others can get on the list. Have fun. A flower report would be appreciated. Thanks.

    February 12, 2013

  • CJ (AKA S.

    Yes ma'am T&L are coming on this hike.

    February 11, 2013

    • Tammy

      Cool, I will take S & M and Scott will have his hiker dogs with him as well. All can go the distance.

      February 11, 2013

  • Tammy

    CJ, are the girls joining us?

    February 10, 2013

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