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Pinyon Mountain Hike Professional Review and Guide
"This hike is a good introduction to the less-popular eastern portion of the Superstition Wilderness. You’ll encounter a wide variety of terrain, from Sonoran Desert to pinyon-juniper forest, as the trail runs along Two Bar Ridge. The loop traverses just below the summit of Pinyon Mountain, one of the highest peaks in the northeastern Superstition Mountains. A side hike to the summit is an easy option. Start on the Tule Canyon Trail, which wanders southwest from the trailhead, working its way through the foothills toward Tule Canyon. After 1.0 mile the trail crosses Tule Canyon, after which it turns more to the west for a while and climbs onto a ridge south of Tule Canyon. Then it abruptly turns south and climbs steeply to the top of a ridge north of Two Bar Canyon. Now follow the trail west along the ridge."
--Bruce Grubbs, Best Hikes Near Phoenix (Falcon Guides).
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