Gowan Trail

MODERATE 64 reviews

Gowan Trail is a 0.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Payson, Arizona that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

0.5 miles
154 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly







no dogs

To get there from Payson, take the Beeline Hwy to N. 87, after the circles, it is about 8 miles and the turn off is on your left, follow the signs.

1 month ago

Pretty steep in and out but we were sore from all day hiking day before! All ages completed so do able

1 month ago

Did this with my four year old and a few parts of the trail were pretty steep, but he handled it like a champ. Fantastic payoff at the bottom! Just expect to keep a hand on squirrelly kids the whole time.

2 months ago

Easy hike down under the tunnel. Some of the rocks at the bottom are slippery. Took little two and they did alright.

3 months ago

I am not a seasoned hiker & this was a fairly easy hike. Wear shoes that grip well, so small rocks at beginning of trail going down won't cause you to slide. Great photo opportunities & a good calorie burn on the hike back up. Bring water to drink & to squirt yourself down with on sunny days.

3 months ago

Amazing inside the bridge! The marsh on top makes it rain inside. A little steep on the way back up but plenty of resting points and well worth the trip.

3 months ago

Great trail. Easy down to the bridge. Great views.

4 months ago

Beautiful natural bridge! Well worth the steep but short trail.

Beautiful and amazing place. Will definitely come back!!!

6 months ago

The walk was really nice, difficult on the way back up but they warned us! My 8 year old made the trip in flip flops so it wasn't too hard. Make sure to bring a form of payment as they charge per person.

7 months ago

Although the hike itself was simple, the views were amazing. 10/10 would recommend this hike to people who appreciate nature.

8 months ago

Gorgeous! The Natural bridge is amazing and the benches on the way back up are perfectly placed for little rests!

9 months ago

Nice day walk.

9 months ago


Saturday, November 26, 2016

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

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

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

Thursday, November 10, 2016

gorgeous place, recommend a visit!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

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

Sunday, August 14, 2016

nice scenic views of waterfall on this trail. too many youngsters for the difficult part at bottom. otherwise not bad. will do this again.

Sunday, May 08, 2016

I never get sick of this hike . Easy and beautiful

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

So Beautiful! Perfect morning hike

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