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Greens Peak Trail, AZ

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Difficulty 2.5 of 5
Distance Round Trip 2.25 miles
Trailhead Elevation 9,332 feet
Elevation Gain 804 feet
Accumulated Gain 817 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 6.34
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Greens Peak via Candy Mtn Trail
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Greens Peak via Candy Mountain Trail
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A fairly nice trail heads down the northwest side of Greens Peak. I went down a ways until it splits and turned around. There was a nice large male turkey to admire at the turnaround point. It is much better for hiking than the Candy Mtn Trail, but I only found that out later. Somebody can hopefully finish this trail to the bottom to complete the description.

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    Greens Peak Trail
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    It was hard to find a hike today due to the rain, but we drove down to greens peak and the storm had let up so we decided we had plenty of time before another storm headed in.

    This was a fast hike fairly fast but with awesome views. Walked around the top and took some pictures. We saw a few cute chipmunks at the top they were shy, but I still snapped a few pictures of them. My son was having a blast chinking out the chipmunks and Christina LOVED the view from up here.

    Turned out to be a great day even know it rained a lot!
    Greens Peak Trail
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    After getting camp set up, Bifrost, Chumley, BrunoP and I set off to make a quick summit of Greens Peak. We started fairly late in the day on the northeast side of the mountain. The trail makes a steep ascent to the summit. There are a bunch of mountain bike jumps and ramps along the hike. I could see those guys blasting down the trail and then shuttling back to the top for another run. Would be good fun!

    We arrived at the summit and had a walk around. It was very windy and chilly up there. Views are nice all around. After we got our fill we returned to the truck and then back to camp.

    This is a nice summit that can be completed in less than an hour. Give it a go if you’re in the area and have some time to kill.
    Greens Peak Trail
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    Greens Peak via Candy Mountain Trail
    We started on the northeast corner of Greens Peak at a big camping area used by mountain bikers at the base of what they call the Candy Mountain Trail. I can't find any information online as to why this is called Candy Mountain, but the mtbr forums refers to Greens Peak as Candy Mountain, and there are numerous tracks that get frequent fat tire use. Apparently they shuttle to the top in vehicles, and then bomb down the mountain on bikes. There are numerous terrain features and structures built for biking enthusiasts.

    I believe that the lower portion of this hike is along the Candy Mountain Trail, but about 3/4 mile up you reach a junction where another old road heads down the west slope. I believe that the west descent is actually the Greens Peak Trail, and I don't know where it's bottom terminus is. Perhaps the old FR 8578, or even all the way down to FR 61? In any case, both used to be roads, but the mountain bikers appear to stick to the north and northeast flanks of the mountain. The old west road would be interesting to explore as well. Both roads come together and ascend the final 1/4 mile to the fire lookout and antenna farm.

    I saw an interesting memorial/grave site off the trail north of the summit. A quick web search turned up nothing.

    The fire tower is one of the nicest I've seen. We were there late in the day so the lookout was not on duty, which is too bad, as I would have liked to ask him/her about the trail, biking use, and the grave. Oh well, next time I guess...

    It was cold and windy for our hike with a few bursts of snow flurries along the way. Views included some snow showers in the distance, but fortunately the lightning we had experienced a couple of hours prior was no longer an issue.

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    Map Drive
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    To hike
    From about 5 miles west of the Greer turnoff on highway 260, turn north onto Forest Road 117. Go straight at all major intersections until you see the sign for the Greens Peak turnoff. Head to the top.
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