Peach Orchard Trail

MODERATE 20 reviews
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Peach Orchard Trail is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Payson, Arizona that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is best used from September until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
501 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

walking

views

rocky

washed out

no shade

hiking
1 month ago

Good workout, but bring water. No real shade. Good shoes a must for rocky terrain and some steep, loose places going up and down. Waking sticks would have been welcome.

hiking
1 month ago

Good workout, but bring water. No real shade. Good shoes a must for rocky terrain and some steep, loose places going up and down. Waking sticks would have been welcome.

hiking
4 months ago

It was a decent hike but a welcomed break from the heat of the valley... of course I’m probably spoiled and don’t like to hike when the temperatures climb. The hike had a small challenge going up but be prepared on the way down. We followed the AllTrails App which sent us down the “difficult” way. We accomplished it but just be aware that good shoes and some hiking poles are definitely a good idea. I slid a few times; it’s probably a 50 degree rocky angle down so take your time and be prepared.

trail running
5 months ago

An overall nice running trail for winter. No shade, bring plenty of water and sunscreen. There is a steep and vertical climb at one location. Making me renamed Hack Saw Ridge.

7 months ago

boring

hiking
Sunday, September 18, 2016

My wife and I hiked the loop portion of the Peach Orchard Trail. It's the only trail that's rated as "Difficult" in the Payson Area Trail System. It's mostly a Jeep trail that loops around a lopsided bowl. There are no level sections, but the only difficult part of the trail is a ridiculously steep and washed out section on the south end that connects the highest elevation on the west to the lowest elevation on the east. We played CSI when we found debris from an ATV rollover halfway down the slope. The views from the entire trail, including the highest elevation, are very ordinary. If you're looking for a gently sloping loop trail that includes a very steep section, this is the trail for you.

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

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