Jones Ranch Trail is a 5.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Payson, UT that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, horses, and mountain biking and is accessible from May until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.
Spanish Fork Ranger District 44 West 400 North Spanish Fork, UT 84660 (801) 798-3571
Well maintained trail climbs through trees and meadows with views of Loafer, Santiquin, Nebo peaks. Saw a large herd of Elk on the trail early in the morning on the hike. If you have someone drop you off at the southeast end of the trail you can make this a mostly downhill hike and be picked up at the southwest end of the trail. There is a 100ft climb at the southeast Trailhead. The trail starts in an area where campers stay and is at the northwest end of this area. I didn't get out to the road to see if there is a sign indicating the trailhead on this end.