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Pine Creek Narrows - Isolation Canyon, AZ

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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Distance One Way 3 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,300 feet
Accumulated Gain 600 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 5
Interest Off Trail Hiking, Seasonal Waterfall & Seasonal Creek
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8  2017-07-22 MountainMatt
29  2015-02-14 chumley
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Preferred   Apr, Oct, May, Mar
Sun  7:21am - 5:16pm
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Nearby Area Water
Oak Spring Trail #16
0.3 mi away
5.1 mi
950 ft
Highline - AZT #26
0.4 mi away
20.2 mi
4,729 ft
Pine Canyon Trail #26
Pine Canyon Trail #26
0.4 mi away
9.2 mi
2,569 ft
Pine Canyon / Geronimo Loop
Pine Canyon / Geronimo Loop
0.4 mi away
22.5 mi
4,535 ft
Pine Canyon / Donahue loop
Pine Canyon / Donahue loop
0.4 mi away
11.8 mi
2,906 ft
Pine View Trail #28
0.7 mi away
0.6 mi
187 ft
Donahue Trail #27
Donahue Trail #27
1.5 mi away
2.0 mi
1,139 ft
Good Enough Trail
1.7 mi away
0.8 mi
500 ft
Pine-Strawberry Trail #15
Pine-Strawberry Trail #15
1.7 mi away
4.0 mi
736 ft
Oak Springs from Hardscrabble Rd
Oak Springs from Hardscrabble Rd
1.8 mi away
3.5 mi
534 ft
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Narrow canyon that accesses popular climbing area known as Isolation Canyon. Hike features flowing water during wet seasons. Dry seasons will still provide intermittent pools of water, but not regular flow. Several falls require down climbs with existing ropes or steep bypasses.

Distances are up to you (one-way):
Junction with canyon draining from east with several large falls: ~0.75mi
Main climbing area: ~1.25mi
Steep drainage exit to the northwest ~2.0mi
Oak Spring Canyon: ~2.5mi
Private Property boundary: ~3.0mi

After 3 miles in canyon at private property head west via old road toward Oak Spring jct with AZT and Oak Spring Trail. It's about 4 more miles back to the parking area.
Use trails above the Isolation climbing area provide shorter loop options.


    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.

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    Map Drive
    FR / Dirt Road / Gravel - Car Okay

    To hike
    Just north of the Pine Trailhead and just south of THAT Brewery on AZ-87 in Pine, turn west onto Bradshaws Road. Turn left at the first fork and proceed 300 yards to parking area on the right. Alternately, you may park at the Pine TH and hike 1 mile to this point via the Oak Spring Trail #16.
    page created by chumley on Feb 16 2015 9:57 am
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