Cypress Trail to Boulders Trail Loop

EASY 26 reviews
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Cypress Trail to Boulders Trail Loop is a 5.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Payson, Arizona that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
311 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wildlife

blowdown

rocky

A short little downhill single track trail right outside of town. Fairly easy but loose sand might get a little sketchy.

13 days ago

Trails weren't well-marked in this area so bring a map! Beautiful are though.

20 days ago

This trail has been destroyed by dirt bikers who have churned the trail to sand in many places. It was sad to see. Some steep sections are very eroded and difficult to walk. The Forest Service should close this trail to motorized use and rehabilitate the area. The trail is hard to find at times and the PATS signs are few and far between in the beginning.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
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geocaching
1 month ago

this trail was awesome. A geocaching group came up here as an event and hiked it. the views and some of the boulders. speechless. how I love AZ.

Took a friend from the East Coast and my two dogs, a Golden Retriever and a Border Collie mix on a Wednesday. We saw one couple bringing their dogs out when we got there at noonish, and didn't see another soul on the whole trail. Trail is clean, well maintained, and hosts some beautiful views. Don't let some of the lackluster photos of this trail fool you--its lovely.

2 months ago

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4 months ago

these trails shown have a name posted with trail markers. the loop shown is a total of three trails. Cypress trail, boulders loop north, boulders south. has loose granite on boulders north. boulders south has a steep hill. Cypress is the mile going to the loop very flat with good speed for bikes.

4 months ago

This is definitely an easy hike and the trail signs keep you going in the right direction. It was a great hike with my wife and dogs. Follow the ribbons and arrows.

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5 months ago

This is NOT a totally rideable mountain bike trail. Many hike a bike areas for a solid intermediate rider. However, this a a very beautiful area. Most of the Trail is well marked. Some areas you may wonder which way to go. Look for red ribbon in trees or a rock carin to find you way to the next sign. I am glad I did it once but will not do it again on a bike. I am an advanced intermediate rider.

hiking
5 months ago

Very pretty hike! Part of it is called the boulder trail. There were trail signs often which was nice!

hiking
6 months ago

Great hike! One of the most beautiful trails around and so close to home if you live in Payson.

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