Gowan Trail

MODERATE 27 reviews

Gowan Trail is a 0.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Payson, Arizona that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

0.5 miles 147 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

cave

river

views

waterfall

rocky

no dogs

To get there from Payson, take the Beeline Hwy to N. 87, after the circles, it is about 8 miles and the turn off is on your left, follow the signs.

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3 months ago

Beautiful views of the natural bridge and canyon. The hike down is fairly easy, but there are benches for the way up if you aren't in as good of shape as you think you are. The bottom stops at an observation deck. You can scramble and rock hop into the tunnel. The rocks are highly polished and super slippery if wet. Good shoes are a must here. The waterfall is not a steady running stream but more of a dripping one. Worth the time

3 months ago

Gorgeous scenery! Wear hiking boots or shoes with good tread. Slippery rocks are everywhere.

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3 months ago

gorgeous place, recommend a visit!

3 months ago

Love this hike. I go at least once a year and it's fun to climb around the rocks under the bridge.

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6 months ago

nice scenic views of waterfall on this trail. too many youngsters for the difficult part at bottom. otherwise not bad. will do this again.

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9 months ago

I never get sick of this hike . Easy and beautiful

11 months ago