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American Gulch Trail

American Gulch Trail North Distance - 0.6 mi. Access - Graff Trailhead at West end of Graff Rd.

American Gulch Trail South Distance - 1 mi. Access - North of Doll Baby Ranch Rd, West of Sewer Plant

Difficulty Level: Moderate To More Difficult


Boulders Loop Trail and Cypress Trail

Boulders Loop Trail             
2.4 miles around entire Loop             
Level of Difficulty – Moderate


Cypress Trail                     
2 miles from trail access off of Granite Dells Road to Boulders Loop
Level of Difficulty - Moderate 

Difficulty Level: Moderate


Event Center Trail

Event Center / Gila County Trail Distance - 3.7 mi. to Peach Orchard Trailhead Access - Southwest corner of Event Center at end of Green Valley Parkway

Difficulty Level: More Difficult


Goat Camp Trail

Goat Camp Trail Access Distance - 0.2 mi. Access : North of Tyler Parkway Area of Interest Future archaeological interpretive park. Connects to Houston Trail

Difficulty:  Easy


Houston Trail and Houston Loop

Houston Trail Distance - 4.2 mi. from Horse Camp to Houston Loop Access : Horse Camp (Campers Only) Houston Mesa Trailhead


Houston Loop Trail Entire Loop - 3.6 mi. Houston Mesa Trailhead to Houston Loop - 3 mi. Mayfied Canyon Rd. to Houston Loop - 0.3 mi. FR 433 to Houston Loop - 0.9 mi.

Difficulty:  Easy 


Monument Peak Loop Trail

Monument Peak Loop Trail Distance - 3 mi. Trailhead 3.3 mi. east on Granite Dells Rd.

Difficulty:  Easy


Rumsey Park Center Trail

Very small .06 mile trail in the center of Rumsey Park.  Perfect for stretching or walking the dogs.  Please keep them on a leash.  Lots of trees and a few benches along the way make this a perfect place to take a quick break.  Hikers will find this trail by Ramada 4.

Difficulty:  Easy


Rumsey Park Water Tower Trail

This is a small but very scenic trail right in the middle of Payson.  The trail starts near Taylor Pool. Park on the far west side of the parking lot by the pool and the trail is a short distance up a dirt path, starting to the south. Traversed clockwise, it weaves through several switchbacks, across a dirt service road that leads to the water tanks and continues to weave up and around the hill. The path is wide and the turns easy.  Hikers should be on the look out for Mountain Bikers as it is a favorite trail. The trail continues all the way around the hill, taking in sweeping views of the town at every turn. It truly is one of the best ways to see Payson from a bird’s-eye view. While the trail climbs, total elevation gain is 80 feet.

Difficulty:  Moderate


Round Valley Trail

Round Valley Trail Phoenix St. to Sonic Distance - 4.4 mi. Access - 1100 block of E. Phoneix St.

Difficulty:  Easy


The Payson Area Trails System (PATS) is an in-progress, interconnecting trail system utilizing detached pathways, existing sidewalks, and bike lanes in Payson to form an interior trail network.  These interior trails will connect to specific Forest Service roads and trails on Payson’s periphery providing a more rustic trail-user experience.


Contact Information:

Payson Parks, Recreation and Tourism Office

Address: 1000 W. Country Club, Payson, AZ 85541
Phone: (928) 472-5110

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