Explore the best trails near Payson with detailed reviews, photos, trail maps, and driving directions curated by hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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hiking
6 days ago

hiking
7 days 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

hiking
7 days 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.

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

hiking
20 days ago

Nice trail. Great views with a smack box canyon and a bunch of cascades. Rock hopping opportunities for great views of falls. Much quieter than I thought it would be

gorgeous place, recommend a visit!

22 days ago

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

hiking
22 days ago

This was so much fun with the kids. I don't recommend small kids to do this trail but it ends with a waterfall.

wow, it was 70-plus degrees in November in the mountains of Arizona!. Great Trail good workout will be back.

hiking
24 days ago

This is an old Foest road, AKA trail and meets the new Foest road 626 just after the 5 mile point. There are camping spots along the way and beautiful views. Yes, there is a trail and hike HERE

mountain biking
24 days ago

A nice MTB trail with some challenging technical and a fun downhill back to the start. Not a trail for beginners for sure but the spring is rather rewarding once finished.

Over grown in areas but very easy to stay on trail despite not much maintenance on it. Once down there, we were able to make it down part of Salome Creek, but it just rained and water was flowing pretty good and far too cold this time of year to purposefully go swimming. excellent places to set up camp by the water, but easy to make it just a day trip as well. whole trip took us a total of 7 hours with hanging out at the creek for about 2 hours.

We couldn't figure this trail out BUT we had fun.. never made it to the falls I think we took a wrong turn somewhere... the trail is not easily marked.. but so pretty and worth the hike... the weather was perfect!

Listening to the creek as you hike was really nice.

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.