The Palisade Canyon Trail starts – unsurprisingly – along Palisade Canyon – within the first mile you might be tempted down to the water and rock, after that Palisade Canyon is a memory… a few miles later the trail has traversed to Pine Canyon, coming within a few feet of it and then running high along the west side – a look down into the canyon and it is hard to resist exploring…
The falls – marked on the USGS maps of the area – are a favorite.
The tall cliffs above the falls – about a 6 mile round trip to the top, part of the hike is off-trail.
The top of the cliffs is a special spot – a picture from camping with Alison in 2002.
With Frank in 2011 – taking pictures for the Summit Hut.
And visiting in 2013…
Aaron, Alison and I decided to enjoy the rainy Tucson weather and do a hike in the Catalinas. There was an amazing amount of water in and around Tucson this weekend – many creeks/falls/drainages were running that are usually dry. We decided to head out to the Falls in Pine Creek – an amazing sight since all of us had been down Pine Creek when the falls were just a trickle. Map.