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Boulder Creek Trail [CLOSED]

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Tonto National Forest

Boulder Creek Trail [CLOSED] is a 10 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Payson, Arizona that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, mountain biking, and backpacking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 10.0 miles Elevation Gain: 2,112 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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As of June 2020, the trail is closed due to Bush Fire.

2 months ago


Sun Aug 19 2018

Started 6.30am in August from 87. Cool start but heated up more than I thought. Great hike! Only went 8M up as got hot and ran out of water. Saw Deer and plenty of different birds. Some technical area's but overall, a very nice hike. Recommend not doing in summer.

Tue Mar 27 2018

Great hike but there's a fence that cuts off the trail about 1.5-2 miles up on the ridge. Wasn't too sure about that but we decided not to continue with the trail and found another trail to hike. Still beautiful.

Wed Mar 07 2018

great hike!

Sat Sep 05 2015

A nice trail, very bumpy and a nice mountain biking trail with a seasonal creek. But lots of break-offs.

2 months ago

5 months ago

Sun Aug 26 2018