Pine Creek Trail

MODERATE 63 reviews

Pine Creek Trail is a 1.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Payson, Arizona that features hot springs and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding and is accessible year-round.

1.1 miles 354 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

trail running

walking

cave

forest

hot springs

river

views

wild flowers

rocky

scramble

no dogs

It is believed to be the largest natural travertine bridge in the world. The bridge stands 183 feet high over a 400-foot long tunnel that measures 150 feet at its widest point. Begin by following Gowan Trail, then once on the bottom there are arrows that show proper trail direction, complete the point-to-point by following the Pine trail, this brings you up the other side.

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1 month ago

1 month ago

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1 month ago

This is basically rock hopping with a smack amount of conventional trail. You will have the creek basin to yourself. Everyone is here for the natural bridge. There are several birds that will keep you company. The scenery is nice. Several small cascades provide a pleasing sound too.

2 months ago

3 months ago

Awesome hike. Wouldn't recommend for young children or anyone who isn't confident in their ability to hike steep rocks. Great scenery though and just enough of a challenge for those who are more experienced.

3 months ago

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3 months ago

My 6 year old was a trooper. The hike down is not bad. The rocks can be challenging for young kids. Due to the nature of warlike the full trail, we had to go back up then down on the other end. The view was wonderful and the hike was nice. The view kept changing as we went. If you have kids who like hiking in the rocks, do the hole trail. Me and her will be going back to complete the full trail. Worth every minute of the trip would recommend it to anyone.

3 months ago

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3 months ago

Walked and done Beautiful hike.

4 months ago

ton of fun!

4 months ago

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6 months ago

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7 months ago

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7 months ago

What a hike! This is not your average "go hiking" experience! You will be climbing over rocks and crossing water by playing leap frog. Kids all loved it. They are 5,11 and 17. The 5 year old got a bit lazy towards the end but he was a trooper. We had a picnic while we were about half way through. You go from feeling like you are in the pines to almost a rainforest experience. Can't wait to come back!

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful and enjoyable for kids. There are areas you'll be climbing over rocks but, nothing terrible. Loved it!

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8 months ago

8 months ago

This hike was pretty amazing, it had beautiful views and great weather.

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8 months ago

One of my favorites, it really has everything ! Even though they're short lived :)