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Pine Canyon - Catalinas, AZ

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Canyons are inherently risky. Flash floods occur without notice on sunny days. Technical skills & surrounding topography knowledge required yet does not eliminate risk.
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Difficulty 5 of 5
Route Finding 3 of 5
Distance One Way 9.9 miles
Trailhead Elevation 7,895 feet
Elevation Gain -3,677 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,723 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 15.64
Interest Off-Trail Hiking, Seasonal Waterfall & Seasonal Creek
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61  2012-09-23 GrottoGirl
47  2010-02-14 Vaporman
Author HAZ_Hikebot
author avatar Guides 16,848
Routes 17,031
Photos 24
Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
Age 24 Male Gender
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Preferred   Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov
Sun  5:33am - 7:26pm
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Historic Fire Perimetersacres
🔥 2020 Bighorn Fire119.5k
🔥 2003 Aspen Fire87.7 mi*
🔥 2002 Bullock46.8 mi*
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Overview
A technical canyon with two mandatory 60ft & 150ft waterfalls to rappel with loads of other falls, pools, and fallen trees to bypass. Take the Palisades trail 3 miles down to Mud Springs of Pine Canyon and head down canyon from there thru & past all the obstacles for about 2 slow miles until you reach the East Fork of the Sabino Canyon trail and then hike another 4 miles east back to the old Prison Camp.

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2018-07-14 HAZ_Hikebot
    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 $$
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    2021 - FAQ
    $8 per vehicle per day
    $10 per vehicle per week
    $40 per vehicle per year (valid for one year from date of purchase)

    There are four specific day use areas that require a Coronado Recreational Pass or a National Pass/America the Beautiful Pass.
    1) Sabino Canyon - located on the Santa Catalina Ranger District (520)749-8700
    2) Madera Canyon - located on the Nogales Ranger District (520)281-2296
    3) Cave Creek - located on the Douglas Ranger District (520)364-3468
    4) Mt. Lemmon at 11 day-use sites.

    2021 Catalina State Park
    Per vehicle (1-4 Adults): $7.00
    Individual/bicycle: $3.00

    2021 Sabino Canyon Tram is $12 extra. [ website ]

    Coronado Forest
    MVUMs are rarely necessary to review unless mentioned in the description or directions
    Coronado Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUMs)


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    Shuttle hike: Drop lower car off at Gordon Hirabayashi (Prison Camp) TH and drive further up the Catalinas Highway to the Palisades TH.
    page created by Vaporman on Feb 15 2010 8:53 pm
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