The communities of Pine and Strawberry, Arizona are located on the northern border of Gila County and the Tonto National Forest.
Hiking, biking and equestrian trails in the Pine Strawberry area are filled with spectacular scenic views and peaceful seclusion. Our trail system preserves the rural and scenic quality of life while contributing positively to the local economy.
Pine Strawberry Fuel Reduction, Inc. is continually working to improve our trail system by adding new sustainable trails, improving existing trails and adding educational features such as our Firewise Garden and Fire Interpretive Trail.
Our trails are built and maintained with volunteer labor and donations, so no tax dollars are used.
PSFR has been partnering with the USFS since 2009 to create and maintain a system of sustainable trails in the area surrounding Pine and Strawberry. A sustainable trail is one that has a tread that will not be easily eroded by water and use; will not affect water quality or the natural ecosystem; will meet the needs of the intended users while providing a positive user experience, and will do no harm to the natural environment.
As a nonprofit community organization formed for the purpose of promoting wildfire mitigation efforts, our goal with our Trails in the Fuel Break project is to increase the value of the Fuel Break surrounding Pine and Strawberry by adding a recreational component. Recreational activity and visibility makes it more likely that maintaining it will be a USFS funding priority. It also serves the purpose of helping to keep the natural growth of vegetation to safe levels in the area around our community while allowing easier access for firefighters in emergency situations. Forest Service maintenance work also has improved access inside the Fuel Break, thus increasing our protection from potentially catastrophic wildfire.
Our Trail Crew works several days every month and always needs volunteers! It’s a great way to stay fit and get out in nature.