See Canyon Trail

HARD 16 reviews

See Canyon Trail is a 6.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Payson, Arizona that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

6.1 miles
1,699 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly




mountain biking

nature trips





wild flowers



old growth

over grown


Nice hike in the Mogollon rim area. Could be a pretty quick hike so take your time and enjoy the sites. A lot of cool little things to see a long the way. Great weather! Bring lots of water and some snacks. There's a lot of moss growing all over and fungus. It's cool to see the different species of mushrooms. Most of them have little blue beetles living on them and underneath, they're are cool too. Pretty easy hike, you could always walk up the creek for a bit too, other wise you only cross the creek 3 times. A little strenuous the last mile or so, but still a hike worth doing.

9 months ago

Beautiful hike, the leaves are changing makes for great views close to the top end of the trail. It is rocky as you make your way up. On way down took the See Spring trail and enjoyed sitting by the water relaxing. Went on a Saturday and only saw 3 groups of hikers.

11 months ago

Hiked from the top at FR300 and down. Very rocky in places and steep at times. Caught in monsoon storm the last mile or so which was a treat! Soaking wet but well worth it! Hiking poles were very helpful in some spots and was excited to find wild raspberries which were delicious. Beautiful scenery and lush.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Hiked 4/16/2017

The trail-head was easy enough to find. Enjoyable hike, there was running water intermittently along the trail, and a few slight patches of snow near the top. Not a great hike for views, there are really none to speak of, but the changes of flora and fauna as you gain elevation is interesting. The trail terminates at a nondescript spot on FR 300.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

rushing water
elk prints

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

wow, it was 70-plus degrees in November in the mountains of Arizona!. Great Trail good workout will be back.

Thursday, September 01, 2016

We had a great time! We got caught in a storm as we were descending into the canyon so we took refuge under some rocks and maple trees. Once it lightened up we proceeded further in. The canyon was so quiet. Just the rustling of leaves and rain. I would definitely do it again.

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Ok. I wasn't impressed.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Some sources list this trail as one of the most popular hikes below the Mogollon Rim, but on a Saturday in September the dogs and I were the only people on the trail. This beautiful hike begins as an easy stroll with a simple creek crossing but soon morphs into an endurance-testing sheer incline up a 1,700-foot haul to the top of the rim. Lots of shade and spectacular pine-forest scenery with the occasional "peek" through the trees of the canyon as you climb. At parts, route-finding skills are very important as the trail is not too well marked. The 7.5 miles round trip offer a VERY respectable work out and the overall beauty of the trail makes for a really satisfying day hike.

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