See Spring Trail

MODERATE 14 reviews
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See Spring Trail is a 2.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Forest Lakes, Arizona that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.3 miles
469 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips

trail running



Directions from Payson: Travel north on 87 to Forest Road 300 on top of the Rim, 12.3 miles west from Hwy. 260 or from the See Canyon Trailhead.

26 days ago

This is a really pretty short hike. At the end, you get to see the beginning of the Christopher Creek and a beautiful small waterfall! the whole way there is uphill, then on the way back you get the reward of going down! it's really nice that it is such a short Trail. A car that rides low will not be able to drive all the way to the trailhead. The road is super super rocky and rough. We did it in a minivan and were fine.

26 days ago

Nice easy hike. At the mouth of the spring we challenged our kids to keep their hands in the water as long as they good, it is quite cold.
As some may have previously stated, the toughest part of this trail is getting to it. Pretty rocky. With that said though, we took our Honda Odyssey Up it with six people and it was just fine. Just drive slow and careful.

7 months ago

Finished it pretty quickly. Easy trail and a nice hike.

7 months ago

Easy and BEAUTIFUL. Hardest part was the drive to the trailhead. Rough road but any SUV can do it. Great creek to follow. Goes through an old burn area that has revived so occasional amazing tree sculptures are great photo ops! Definitely worth the drive from Phoenix.

9 months ago

Also accessible by taking the 260 to Christopher Creek and turning left opposite the market. Follow the 2 mile long dirt road to the trailhead. Parking lot has vaulted toilet and has trailhead for paths to the rim road (6 mile one way), the See Canyon trail and the See Spring trail.
Camping is not allowed on the trail, however several man made fire rings are dotted along the trail.
My wife and I did this hike today (early November) and the leaves were in full changing of color. Temperature was mid 60’s with light wind and a little overcast. This was a gorgeous and fairly easy trail!

10 months ago

Great views with a creek. Cool little ways to cross the creek. A few areas it starts going uphill which was a little hard for short legs. Brought 5 & 6 year old. We made it 3/4 of way to the end. Leaves were changing which was cool and a few areas with big rocks and nice scenery.

10 months ago

Short mile up and back off the See Canyon trail. Beautiful and serene not another person in sight on a Saturday. Perfect way to relax by the water.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Must be the trail less travelled. Didn't see another person, so the dog owned the day. Much easier than the rating, a stroll in the woods. Fun creek crossings. Decent geocache beyond the end of the trail.

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