Parker Creek Trail is a 6.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Payson, Arizona that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Directions from Young: Access is from State Highway #288 (Young Highway) through the old Sierra Ancha Experimental Station Headquarters. There is parking at the trailhead, however, do not block roads if you park in this area.
This hike is a gradual up hill along the creek. Well groomed beautiful pines, alligator junipers, manzanitas and soft pine needle trail. The views are incredible! Highly recommend.
A beautiful trip and the town near it is wonderful as well