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Candy Mtn Trail, AZ

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Difficulty 4 of 5
Route Finding 3 of 5
Distance One Way 1.2 miles
Trailhead Elevation 10,131 feet
Elevation Gain 850 feet
Avg Time One Way 1 hour
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60  2015-04-05
Pinetop AZ and Area - April 2015
29  2014-05-26
Green's Peak via Candy Mountain Trail
5  2014-05-23
Greens Peak via Candy Mtn Trail
15  2014-05-23
Greens Peak via Candy Mountain Trail
Author nonot
author avatar Guides 93
Routes 236
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Trips 477 map ( 4,527 miles )
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Location Phoenix, AZ
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Preferred   Jul, Jun, Aug, Sep → 10 AM
Seasons   Early Summer to Early Autumn
Sun  5:54am - 6:46pm
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by nonot

This is a steep trail running down from Greens Peak. Why they call it the Candy Mountain Trail, I have no idea. I had this trail on my GPS, but we didn't realize until we were finished that this is a mountain biking trail. It isn't very suitable for hiking since it is so steep.

As a mountain biking trail, I suspect this is pretty advanced, you better have your brakes in proper working order, though I'm not sure you'd be able to stop until you got to the bottom anyway. The trail braids several times, and as it gets towards the bottom there appear to be about a dozen routes. There are several jumps and ramps along the way. I'd advise caution as the trail is steep and narrow, I suspect if you crash you'll roll a long way, maybe all the way to the bottom.

At the top of the mountain is a restroom and forest lookout tower. Unfortunately the tower access is locked up tight, so you can't climb it. There's lots of radio towers, but otherwise you have a great view.

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2013-07-29 nonot
    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.

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    About 5 miles west of the Greer turnoff on highway 260, turn north onto forest road 117. Go straight at all intersections until you see the sign for Greens Peak. Drive to the top, there is room for parking next to the lookout tower at the top.
    page created by nonot on Jul 29 2013 8:43 pm
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