Horton Creek Trail

MODERATE 206 reviews
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Horton Creek Trail is a 6.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Payson, Arizona that features a river and is rated as moderate. 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
6.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1233 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

over grown

Directions from Payson: Travel east on Hwy. 260 to Forest Road 289. The trail starts in the Upper Tonto Creek Campground. The trailhead is not easy to find from the parking lot if you don't know where to look-- it's actually on the opposite side of the dirt road and up the hill a ways past the campground.

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2 days ago

We had a blast hiking this trail. Wasn't overcrowded at all. Absolutely beautiful scenery the entire hike.

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9 days ago

It was nice to hike along the river to be able to cool off frequently. Also, the hike does not require you to cross over the river, so it was very easy and safe. There was also plenty of shade throughout the hike. We took our four dogs on a Sunday around 10 AM, and the trail was fairly empty. We probably ran into six other groups.

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13 days ago

Lovely scenery. Go early!

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23 days ago

Special place 1:30" from Scottsdale.

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