Gowan Trail

MODERATE 40 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.

DISTANCE
0.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
147 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

cave

river

views

waterfall

rocky

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.

hiking
4 days ago

7 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

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

walking
27 days ago

hiking
1 month 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.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

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

2 months ago

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

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

3 months ago

Nice day walk.

hiking
3 months ago

AMAZING!!!!

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
6 months 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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

7 months ago