Rock Springs Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews

Rock Springs Trail is a 8.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Payson, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

8.3 miles
1,387 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips




wild flowers


The Rock Springs trail is a very popular mountain biking trail because of its rolling hills and gentle terrain. The trail passes through a few stands of trees, but the majority of the trail travels through open meadows.

1 month ago

Moderately easy, well marked trail through mostly open meadows and aspens. About 60% sun/exposed; 20% partial shade; 20% total shade. Some rough and cobbled sections but most of trail is worn dirt path. Hiked mid-day over Labor Day weekend (9/01/18) and passed about a dozen people who were hiking, mountain biking or on motorcycles. Not what I would consider over crowded for a holiday weekend given several miles of trail. Pretty aspens but not any great destination points on the trail. Its fairly easy and a quick trail to get some outdoors time in. Crosses a few tiny springs that I expect flow quite a lot more in the spring. Expect several cows.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Its was pretty okay. Easy to find. This is more of a nature walk than a hike. I ran into a mountain biker, but no one else. This time of year most of the trees have shed and there wasnt much to look at.

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Nice hike that wasn't too difficult. Ran into a bunch of cows though and the mamas weren't too happy with us. Also, very hot and not tons of trees to shade you so be sure to dress appropriately.

Sunday, June 04, 2017

My husband & I hike this trail all the time in the summer. it's very peaceful, beautiful, & out of the many times we've hiked here we've only ever saw other people 1 time.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Road today ( 5/30/17 ) still a bit wet as you cross over Jones Ranch River. Very friendly group of older gentlemen on horses other than that I saw no other trail users!

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Loved this trail. We saw no one else on this trail. it was absolutely beautiful with tremendous views. This is one of our favorites.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Hiked only a portion of the trail from the Junction of Jones Ranch trail to the trailhead as part of a Box Lake trail, Jones Ranch trail, Rock Springs trail loop hike. Well maintained trail that travels through meadows and trees and lush undergrowth in the trees. Wildflowers were in bloom and very pretty.

4 months ago