Pine Creek is a small stream but it offers a large, deep swimming hold that is relatively unknown and just a short drop from Hwy 9. On weekends there will probably be a few people at the hole. On weekdays, you may have it all to yourselves.

Pine Creek crosses Hwy 9 just below the switchbacks. There is a parking area on the first switchback. Park there and then just hike down into the canyon. The pool is almost directly below the parking area. The water is deep enough that some people jump or dive from the rocks above.

 Location: 37.214847°, -112.957343°