Ellison Creek Trail (CLOSED) is a 1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Payson, Arizona that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
75 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

scenic driving

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

rocky

scramble

closed

Closed due to drought. There is a lot just down the road from the entrance to the old dirt road where you can park, eat, and enjoy the creek view! (with bathrooms as well).

hiking
2 months ago

My kids loved it. Out for a picnic and hike turned out perfect. Water is cold but worth it after the heat.

2 months ago

8.17.18 Payson trails are now open. Did this trail, I dont think I did the same route as other people because I didnt see very much running water, mostly stagnate. I might try it again after a few more days of rain.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Awesome place to beat the heat! Kids love this place!

hiking
Friday, June 23, 2017

Great hike! Very rocky but the water was perfect to swim in!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Been going here since I was a child. Trail is marked when it diverges from the dirt road. There is a sign that says swimming. After you see water the trail ends and it's a scramble over slick rock to get to the waterfall. Water is really cold, my family always called it cold springs. Nice swimming hole.

hiking
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Cute little trail tucked away in the creases of the Ellison Creek Canyon! Deep water, able to jump in from the log (check of course before you jump). Water was very refreshing and hike wasn't bad at all!!! PICK UP YOUR TRASH

2 months ago

6 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

recorded Nevan and Ellie's Hike w Mom

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Sunday, May 28, 2017

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Sunday, September 04, 2016