Monument Peak Loop Trail

EASY 29 reviews
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Monument Peak Loop Trail is a 3.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Payson, Arizona that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
252 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Monument Peak Loop Trail is part of the PATS. This hike has everything from shaded wooded areas, a small seasonal stream and an open meadow.

hiking
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hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

It is an ATV trail not a hike. Overused by atvs piles of toilet paper next to running creek. Spinning wheels through wetland. Would be a very nice area with live water in the spring but for ATVs. The ATVs we did see were not out of control, they have simply overwhelmed the area

2 months ago

nice isolated hike. you see some houses but no people. stream crossings. our dog loved it.

hiking
2 months ago

backpacking
2 months ago

Bring moderately waterproof shoes. If it's been raining definitely drive a good vehicle down because stream runs over pathway

hiking
2 months ago

Nice little hike, not challenging at all. Very isolated, only saw one person in the whole loop. There were some streams so you def need to have water resistant shoes. Great for dogs!

3 months ago

walking
4 months ago

Good walking. Had rained several days prior and the trail had many little ponds and streams throughout. Would highly suggest waterproof footwear. Otherwise great trail not very hard and didn't see a soul out there.

trail running
4 months ago

Very sandy and evidently frequented by motorized vehicles. Good for a hike not so good for a run.

hiking
6 months ago

7 months ago

Very sandy with loose rocks. But overall very well marked and great trail.

9 months ago

Friday, May 13, 2016

Moderate hiking trail. Lots of gravel but clear path to follow. Not a lot to see on the trail

walking
Sunday, March 06, 2016

Well marked, easy trail. Surface sandy, gravely. Pleasant walk

hiking
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

An easy to find and hike trial, with good trail markers. About a mile of the trail does not have much tree cover so on a warm day, if you go in the afternoon, can be a bit hot. Snow was melting so the little creek was active with little waterfalls. Not much in wildflowers or wildlife yet. I would suggest bringing in an extra trash bag - we came across a lot of trash along our hike. Also, a lot of motorized traffic (ATVs, Gators, dirt bikes), a lot. We were having to continually be on the look out and get out of the way for those people. We only encountered one other couple on foot during our hike. Trail is really close to town and you are basically in the backyard of some Payson residents. All in all it was a nice hike but it will most likely not be a repeat trail for me.

hiking
Tuesday, January 19, 2016