Pine Creek Trail

MODERATE 108 reviews

Pine Creek Trail is a 1.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Payson, Arizona that features hot springs and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
278 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

trail running

walking

cave

forest

hot springs

river

views

wild flowers

rocky

scramble

no dogs

It is believed to be the largest natural travertine bridge in the world. The bridge stands 183 feet high over a 400-foot long tunnel that measures 150 feet at its widest point. Begin by following Gowan Trail, then once on the bottom there are arrows that show proper trail direction, complete the point-to-point by following the Pine trail, this brings you up the other side.

hiking
1 day ago

Breathtaking! My youngest who is 7 was able to keep up fine. Some climbing involved for the hike so dogs are not able to come. The bridge and waterfall are breathtaking! It wasn’t too busy when we went at 1:30. But you do need to pay a $7 fee per person to do the hike and site-seeing.

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28 days ago

Absolutely beautiful. The Natural Bridge was definitely breath taking. If you pay attention during the hike, you might be able to see squirrels, field mice, and cardinals! There is one area of the hike that’s a little difficult underneath the Natural Bridge, but other than that, a nice, beautiful, moderate trail.

hiking
29 days ago

My absolute favorite short hike in Arizona! Make sure to wear shoes with good tread! Don’t go when it’s super rainy (they will close the trail). Get to the park early to avoid the crowds and make sure you get good photos! Saw several squirrels and a tiny mouse!

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1 month ago

Absolutely beautiful and a fun trail!

1 month ago

Be prepared to climb over some rocks. Not your typical hike :)

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2 months ago

This trail is well shaded & very peaceful.

2 months ago

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2 months ago

Beautiful stop for a home under a beautiful bridge! Road tripped to three other states with some pals and this was on our stop! Breath taking!

3 months ago

Its not as daunting as it sounds but still not for anyone sensitive to heat in the middle of summer. It is steep and rugged but a beautiful payoff