Pine Creek Trail

MODERATE 85 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
354 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

hiking
10 days ago

hiking
12 days ago

I go here quite often. Great place to hike and enjoy the scenery

22 days ago

Beautiful!

hiking
23 days ago

walking
25 days ago

Fun place to explore. It is a short walk down under the natural bridge. My 3 year old had no problem with it. It can be a bit packed but it is still beautiful and very family friendly.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

very much enjoyed this hike. this was the start of my hiking journey for this year! looking forward to bringing more friends and family. just as an fyi, it is 7.00 per person to enter the park, so bring cash

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Overall it's a nice place to visit. The hike down is real short. Not sure it's worth the $7 per person entry fee. Rocks are super slippery under the bridge - be careful.

2 months ago

2 months ago

Amazing. So many fun caves and bodies of water to see along the way. Went all the way to Gowan trail and the bridge was so beautiful. There was one very sketchy very steep spot that they had a ranger stationed at to help people across that I almost didn't do but so glad o did.

2 months ago

The trail has lots of boulders and rocks to climb around and climb over. The tunnel is incredible. Wear good shoes.

2 months ago

love this short hike to the bridge with the family!

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome trail with our Dogs... can't wait to come back!

3 months ago

Challenging and fun

hiking
4 months ago

Great views and a short but fun downhill hike.

hiking
4 months ago

The Tonto Natural Bridge is a fun getaway from Phoenix! I have been coming here since i was a Child and I love it! Come on a weekday and there's hardly anyone here! A pleasant trail down to the river where you can take pictures of the cave and waterfall. If you have good shoes and sense for adventure, go through the bridge and back up the other side. Just watch your step, it can get very slippery! The sign says to follow the arrows, but there aren't many arrows placed to follow. Make sure not to climb to high, as that's the wrong way! Jump from rock to rock to get to the other side! A must for visitors in the area!

4 months ago