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Cinch Hook Canyon, AZ

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Difficulty 3 of 5
Route Finding 3 of 5
Distance One Way 1.55 miles
Trailhead Elevation 6,161 feet
Elevation Gain 989 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,049 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 5.05
Interest Off-Trail Hiking, Seasonal Waterfall & Seasonal Creek
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Pine Creek - Cinch Hook Canyon
Author The_Eagle
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Age 65 Male Gender
Location Far NE Phoenix, Az
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Trips 1 map (6 Miles)
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by The_Eagle & HAZ_Hikebot

A Boy Scouts route from Pine Canyon to the Rim.

Down below, there is no sign on the Pine Canyon Trail marking the lower beginning of Cinch Hook Canyon. The first 1/2 mile features locust and is slow going. There also are no telltale red metal Boy Scout tags.

The Locust thins out, and the canyon gets more and more interesting. I didn't see my first tag until a half-mile in, and it was a smaller faded tag. There are three falls, slightly difficult areas. With more water flowing, the footing would have been slippery with the moss. The first fall was a ten-footer, followed by a 20' (bypass to the right) and then a 30' that looked daunting at first. I was able to keep my footing by going straight up and to the right.

The red markers become more prevalent starting here and appear to have been replaced or added to recently.

After this, the trail levels out and becomes easy. It appears it could be on an old road heading straight for SR87, then turns to the right and heads for another falls area.

The upper TH is not totally evident, but the Official Route marks the Boy Scout Red Tags on SR87.

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2020-04-11 The_Eagle & HAZ_Hikebot
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