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.
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.
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
Gorgeous scenery! Wear hiking boots or shoes with good tread. Slippery rocks are everywhere.
gorgeous place, recommend a visit!
Love this hike. I go at least once a year and it's fun to climb around the rocks under the bridge.
nice scenic views of waterfall on this trail. too many youngsters for the difficult part at bottom. otherwise not bad. will do this again.
I never get sick of this hike . Easy and beautiful