Horton Springs Trail

Forest Lakes, AZ
Horton Springs Trail is a 3 mile out and back trail located near Forest Lakes, AZ and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

3.0 miles Out & Back
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Directions from Payson: Travel north on Hwy. 87 to Forest Road 300, 15.7 miles miles west of Hwy. 260 The trail sign is on the south side of the road.

Kathy Gates
2 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Great trail! 95% shaded, super rejuvenating. National Forest lists the mileage as 4 to the springs, 8 total. I finished it in less than 3 hours so that's probably an overestimation. Fishing is available in the creek and you'll share your trail with horses (and therefore their dung). There are quite a few trees down on the trail that hinder progress but are mostly easy to avoid. All in all, very cute day hike.

Aaron Marquez
3 months ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

Started this trail at 715 am and didn't see anybody until after 1200.
Snow had covered up the trail in some areas but not a big deal. What a fantastic and beautiful trail!

Rob Elliott
9 months ago

10 Completed12 Reviews

Steve Russell
2 years ago

7 Completed3 Reviews

Oh, man I love this hike. It's so damn beautiful, the whole way. Ah. And the clean spring water at the end is to die for! Next time I'm bringing empty bottles.

Heather Rynearson
2 years ago

18 Completed8 Reviews

Not too difficult of a hike, did it with my family (ages 6 & 8), forest views with a nice creek and a beautiful crystal clear spring at the end coming out of the rocks.

Alex Wonders
3 years ago

3 Completed3 Reviews

horton springs is a flat hike it isnt very hard but it is a hike where u should bring lots of water