Mount Peeley Trail

MODERATE 9 reviews
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Mount Peeley Trail is a 5.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Payson, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.1 miles
1,450 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips



wild flowers

14 days ago

A great hike if you want to get out of the city and escape the Phoenix heat. It was probably 95-100 in Phoenix and about 70-75 on trail. We went on Monday of Labor Day weekend and only saw 1 other group of 2. The distance and elevation gain is nothing crazy but enough to make you feel like you got a work out. The 360 view at the top is great. It took us 1.5 hours up and about 45 mins down (we hustled a bit because there was a storm coming in, and we didn't want to drive out on a muddy road). I have a Subaru Crosstrek, which handled the road just fine. Most of the road is in pretty good condition, with just a few tricky spots. High clearance and 4WD or AWD still a must.

Monday, January 16, 2017

It was wet, so the drive up and out on the dirt road was muddy, and we were glad to have a vehicle that could handle it. The hike itself had some elevation, but nothing too rough. Fog obstructed the views on the way up, but ithad cleared out by the hike down. We saw beautiful trees, some still damaged by fire. We also found a spring or run-off creating a neat little trickle of water next to the trail. No wildlife sightings, but they might have been hiding because of the weather.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The dirt road into this hike is long haul but worth the trek. Would only reccomend it with a proper vehicle. Not many people to be found and the views were spectacular. We also saw some unique looking brightly colored small birds in the cover of the trees as you get close to the trailhead. Wished we had brought binoculars.

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