Box Lake Trail

EASY 6 reviews

Box Lake Trail is a 1.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Payson, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

1.1 miles
196 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly




horseback riding

mountain biking

trail running




wild flowers


Access: From I-15 take Exit 250 into Payson. Travel south on Main Street to 100 North and turn left. Continue east to 600 East and turn right (south) for approximately 3-1/2 miles to the mouth of Payson Canyon. This is the begining of the Mt. Nebo Scenic Byway, continue driving on this road until you reach the Payson Lakes group campground turnoff (first turnoff for Payson Lakes). Turn right and follow the paved road around Box Lake to the trailhead that begins next to group site B.

2 months ago

lovely trail, quite a few creek crossings makes it harder for low level horse back riders, but lovely! definitely itely coming back.

11 months ago

very easy hike. a few good views. i saw no one else on the trail as well.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Beautiful and partially shaded, lots of green and flowers. Lake is at start of trail, not end destination. Kids did well, very low traffic

Monday, June 20, 2016

Trail starts from Group campsite B. It climbs gradually gradually through aspens for a mile until the junction with the Jones Creek Trail. Saw a herd

7 days ago