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.
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.
Great views and a short but fun downhill hike.
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!
This trail was very rewarding. It was much easier the expected. i anticipated havong to carry my kids out but it was no trouble for my young boys. The entire park was beautiful and impressive.
This is basically rock hopping with a smack amount of conventional trail. You will have the creek basin to yourself. Everyone is here for the natural bridge. There are several birds that will keep you company. The scenery is nice. Several small cascades provide a pleasing sound too.
Awesome hike. Wouldn't recommend for young children or anyone who isn't confident in their ability to hike steep rocks. Great scenery though and just enough of a challenge for those who are more experienced.
My 6 year old was a trooper. The hike down is not bad. The rocks can be challenging for young kids. Due to the nature of warlike the full trail, we had to go back up then down on the other end. The view was wonderful and the hike was nice. The view kept changing as we went. If you have kids who like hiking in the rocks, do the hole trail. Me and her will be going back to complete the full trail. Worth every minute of the trip would recommend it to anyone.
Walked and done Beautiful hike.
ton of fun!