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Pine-Strawberry Trail #15, AZ

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Difficulty 2 of 5
Route Finding 2 of 5
Distance One Way 3.95 miles
Trailhead Elevation 6,012 feet
Elevation Gain 288 feet
Accumulated Gain 736 feet
Avg Time One Way 2.5 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 6.4
Interest Off Trail Hiking & Seasonal Creek
Backpack No
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Collective Slideshow
12  2018-10-03
Pine Strawberry Trail Plus
CannondaleKid
15  2017-09-23
Good-Pine-Oak-Walnut-StrawBearyfoot
The_Eagle
30  2015-09-04
Whiterock Mesa - AZT #25
kingsnake
17  2015-08-29
Strawberry Sampler
The_Eagle
11  2015-08-29
Strawberry Canyon & Mountain Loop
joebartels
7  2010-07-25
Oak Springs from Hardscrabble Rd
DarthStiller
23  2010-07-25
Oak Walnut Strawberry Salad AZ
Tough_Boots
14  2010-07-25
Oak Walnut Strawberry Salad
The_Eagle
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Preferred   Oct, May, Apr, Sep → 6 AM
Seasons   Late Spring to Late Autumn
Sun  7:21am - 5:16pm
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Oak Springs from Hardscrabble Rd
Oak Springs from Hardscrabble Rd
0.0 mi away
3.5 mi
534 ft
Walnut Trail #251
1.4 mi away
4.4 mi
1,212 ft
Pine Creek Narrows - Isolation Canyon
Pine Creek Narrows - Isolation Canyon
1.7 mi away
3.0 mi
-600 ft
Oak Spring Trail #16
2.1 mi away
5.1 mi
950 ft
Highline - AZT #26
2.1 mi away
20.2 mi
4,729 ft
Pine Canyon / Geronimo Loop
Pine Canyon / Geronimo Loop
2.1 mi away
22.5 mi
4,535 ft
Pine Canyon Trail #26
Pine Canyon Trail #26
2.1 mi away
9.2 mi
2,569 ft
Pine Canyon / Donahue loop
Pine Canyon / Donahue loop
2.1 mi away
11.8 mi
2,906 ft
Strawberry Mountain
Strawberry Mountain
2.1 mi away
4.0 mi
1,199 ft
Pine View Trail #28
2.3 mi away
0.6 mi
187 ft
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Scenic Views of Pine and Milk Ranch Point
by JimmyLyding

Please note that the my GPS route, elevation gain and AEG are from south to north while the hike description is from north to south from the Strawberry trailhead.

The hamlet of Strawberry is named so because the residents who settled the area in the late 19th Century found an abundance of strawberries in the area.


Leave the Strawberry trailhead to the south over the vehicle barrier, and the trail immediately turns to the east. The first few hundred yards are flat and uninspiring due to the vehicle noise from SR 87. Soon enough, however, the trail drops steeply into the upper reaches of the Strawberry Hollow drainage.

The trail then leaves the drainage and follows the eastern contours of Strawberry Mountain about 1/2 mile from the trailhead. The trail then assumes its normal character with alternating views to the east of the town of Pine and the Milk Ranch Point portion of the Mogollon Rim and the tall timber in the small drainages that flow east from Strawberry Mountain. These timbered areas feature ponderosa pine, alligator juniper, gambel oak, Arizona cypress, and small-ish New Mexico locust.

The trail continues along the east side of Strawberry Mountain roughly following the 5800' contour until descends to Cottonwood Spring before gently ascending the southeastern part of Strawberry Mountain. From here it quickly descends via a few switchbacks to Hardscrabble Road/FR 428. The Walnut Trail #251 continues to the south of this road.

JimmyLyding

    One-Way Notice
    This hike is listed as One-Way.

    When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

    Permit $$
    None


    Directions
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    Paved - Car Okay

    To hike
    From Fountain Hills take SR 87 to Payson. Continue north on SR 87 past the town of Pine. The trailhead is approximately 1/4 mile past mile marker 270 just before entering Strawberry on the south (left) side of the highway.
    page created by JimmyLyding on Jul 26 2010 11:42 pm
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