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Houston Mesa Interpretive Trail [CLOSED]

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Tonto National Forest

Houston Mesa Interpretive Trail [CLOSED] is a 0.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Payson, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers 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.

Length 0.9 mi Elevation gain 52 ft Route type Out & Back

Dog friendly

Kid friendly

Camping

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Closed

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Waypoints (0)

Closed as of July 2. Wildfires have burned more than 224,500 acres and there is ongoing, extreme fire danger due to dry conditions and hot temperatures.

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Reviews (41)
Photos (17)
Recordings (40)
Completed (72)
kayla v
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HikingBugsNo shadeRocky

Easy trail with beautiful plants. Not populated

Benjamin Hernandez
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Hiking

Nice easy trail good for running and mountain biking!

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Francesca Svoboda
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Hiking

This is a very easy and quiet trail. The trail has a great smell of the forest. We went in early October, so the weather was lovely. I bet in the spring this place is filled with flowers. A little too simple of a trail for me to make it a favorite though, and no real vista type point which I love.

Sharon Hamilton
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Hiking

We tried this trail before noon to avoid the heat. However it was still hot and there is little shade. We took our grand kids ages 9 and 3 1/2. The 3 year old fell twice. The surface of the trail was slippery with small pieces of gravel that acted like marbles under her feet. The scenery didn’t seem to change any so we decided not to go to the end of the trail. I think this trail is better for older children and not for summer hiking. Wouldn’t bother doing it again even in cooler weather.

FitLab PT
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HikingNo shade
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travis ruthardt
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Hiking

My wife and I enjoyed this hike because it was a nice easy walk thought the woods.

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Natasha Walrath
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Walking

I have an older Lab Newfie Cross and a Cocker Spaniel cross. This walk was perfect for both of them.

Pam R
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Walking

Super easy trail. It's pretty with almost panoramic views. The only issue I have is that you can hear traffic and if you walk far enough, you end up just outside of someone's backyard.

Maria N
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Camping

I did not like camping here. It’s too close to the road and you can hear cars all night. I prefer more secluded. The trail is easy and short

Joanne Wilmeth
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Good easy hike, and even my 4yr old did well. My 2yr old struggled with the rockiness of the trail in some places. With only sparse shade it's probably a better morning and cool weather hike. Views are pretty, and definitely dog and kid-friendly.

Maddox Cat
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Bird Watching

great I love it!!!!

Kimiko Inouye
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Hiking
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Arash Ertefai
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John Fuqua
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John Fisher
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Randy van Ryswyk
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janis van Ryswyk
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Kathryn Eve
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Nick Nicgorski
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J T.
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Jesse P
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Lee Pace
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Chris Moreno
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Angie Isaac
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Jerylyn Glass
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Lori Best
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Bohee Kang
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Mercedes Steele
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