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Pioneer Pass Tollroad Trail

State: Arizona
Location: Tonto National Forest
Length, One-Way: 4.3 miles
Trail Type: Out and Back
Minimum Elevation: 3880 feet
Maximum Elevation: 5600 feet
Elevation Change: 1720 feet
Best Season: Spring to Fall
Difficulty: More Difficult
Usage: Light

Trail Information

The Pioneer Pass Tollroad Trail was originally built as a toll road in 1883. This toll road was opened as a route through the mountains to Pioneer Mine. The trail that follows this road offers scenic views of Upper Pinal Creek. The Copper Country Bushwhackers adopted this trail in 1983 and have rebuilt it with volunteer labor. From the Lower East Mountain Trailhead, the Pioneer Pass Tollroad Trail heads to the east then turns to the northeast and to a junction with East Mountain Trail (#214). Continue by turning left on Pioneer Pass Tollroad Trail and head north. The trail turns to the right and crosses the creek, then winds along the east side of a steep canyon, through thick stands of pine. After another 1.5 miles, the trail crosses an old fence line. Two miles into the hike the trail crosses the Una Del Oso Trail (#201).

The Pioneer Pass Tollroad Trail continues north paralleling the drainage while the Una Del Oso climbs northeast up to Forest Road #112. After hiking for 3.5 miles, another trail intersects from the left. At 4 miles from the trailhead, there is a fence with a gate (Please close gate after passing through). The trails northern terminus is at Forest Road 138 (Six Shooter Canyon Road).

Directions

From Globe:
Drive south on Forest Route 112 for about eight miles to the Lower East Mountain Trailhead.


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