Pinyon Mountain Hike

Apache Junction, Arizona 85290

Pinyon Mountain Hike

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."

More Pinyon Mountain Hike Professional Reviews and Guides

"This is a nice hike over the flanks of Pinyon Mountain, one of the highest peaks in the northeastern Superstition Mountains; it has lots of elevation gain for a relatively short hike and a section of cross-country travel.

This hike is a good introduction to this less-traveled portion of the wilderness. You’ll encounter a wide variety of terrain, from Sonoran Desert to pinyon-juniper forest. Start on the Tule Canyon Trail, which wanders southwest from the trailhead, working its way through the foothills toward Tule Canyon. After crossing Tule Canyon, the trail turns more to the west for a while, and climbs onto a ridge south of Tule Canyon."

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Trail Information

Apache Junction
Nearby City
11
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
6–7 hours
Duration
Fall through spring
Season
Superstition Wilderness, Tonto National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Pinyon Mountain
Local Maps

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Oct 2018