TONTO NATURAL BRIDGE HIKING TRAILS

These trails are amazing and beautiful.  The staff reminds us to please pack out what you pack in.
 

Please carry drinking water while hiking these trails and wear appropriate shoes as trails can be rocky and slippery at times. All trails are steep and strenuous. No pets or glass containers on any trails!

Pine Creek Trail is one of four short but moderately difficult hikes found in Tonto Natural Bridge State Park. This heavily trafficked trail leads to the largest natural travertine bridge in the world—it’s picturesque arch and waterfall are awe inspiring, considering the millions of years that it took to make the bridge.

  • Length: 400 ft.

  • Trail Type: Out and back with loop options

  • Elevation Gain/Loss: 260 ft.

  • Difficulty: Moderate

  • Kid Friendly: Yes

Pine Creek Trail 

This trail is steeper than the Pine Trail,  but involves no climbing over big rocks. It’s the way to go for anyone uncomfortable trekking across tall boulders. The  climb downhill leads you to the same observation area as the Pine Trail. While not as peaceful, quiet, or scenic as the journey along the Pine Creek Trail, the ending view is the same stunning view of the world’s largest natural travertine bridge

  • Length: 2,220 ft.

  • Trail Type: Down and Up

  • Elevation Gain/Loss: 64 ft

  • Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

  • Kid Friendly: Yes

Gowan Trail

The Waterfall Trail is a short trail with many steep and often uneven steps that ends at a waterfall cave. When the end of the trail is reached, the surrounding variations of green belonging to the numerous ferns and moss cascading down the rock accompanied by the backdrop of the waterfall is a spectacular sight to be seen.

  • Length: 300 ft.

  • Trail Type: Out and back with loop options

  • Elevation Gain/Loss: 125 ft

  • Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

  • Kid Friendly: Yes

Waterfall Trail

The Anna Mae Trail is a steep dirt path that winds down and leads to the Pine Creek Trail and the waterfall under the Natural Bridge

  • Length: 500 ft.

  • Trail Type: Out and back with loop options

  • Elevation Gain/Loss: 250 ft

  • Difficulty: Difficult

  • Kid Friendly: Older Kids

Anna Mae Trail