Top Adventures in Pine

  • Stroll Pine Creek's Lavender Farm

    The building was built in the early 1900’s by the first settlers of Pine, the farm was turned into a lavender farm.  There’s a little shop, and the owner also does cooking classes!  Wonderful way to spend some time in the northern Arizona sunshine...

  • Hike the Pine Creek Loop in Tonto Natural Bridge SP

    There is a fee to enter this area. It was $7 when we went. There are 4 trails with many viewpoints from the parking lot, all of which are out and back. We followed the recommendation of the ranger working at the visitor's center and took the Gowan...

    1.8 miles 300 ft gain

  • Hike the Bob Bear Trail

    The Bob Bear Trail (formerly Fossil Springs Trail) is a 8.3 mile out-and-back hike that takes you through a challenging, exposed trail to a waterfall in Tonto NF near Pine, AZ. Make sure you bring plenty of water for this hike 2-3L per person and ...

    8.3 miles 1505 ft gain

  • Hike to Fossil Creek Falls

    The journey is definitely worth it! Don't let the description discourage you from visiting here. This is simply to help you be prepared so that you can enjoy this wonderful place as safely as possible! Fossil Creek Rd can only be accessed from Cam...

    1.5 miles

  • Hike to Water Wheel & Ellison Creek Cascades

    A short and easy out and back hike for adventurers of all ages with scenic waterfalls along the entire trip!Starting at the Water Wheel day use area you will simply follow the well traveled path that meanders alongside the creek. You will reach th...

    1.8 miles 105 ft gain

  • Hike the Colonel Devin Trail

    The hike will begin at Washington Park in Payson, Arizona. To reach Washington Park, take AZ87 to Forest Road 199 (Houston Mesa Road) and turn east. Continue for 10 miles until you reach Forest Road 64 and turn west. Traveling less than a mile you...

    4 miles 1116 ft gain

  • Backpack up the Mogollon Rim via Washington Park

    This trail begins at the Washington Park Trailhead which meets up with passage #27 of the AZT. You begin traveling northbound as you ascend the great Mogollon Rim. The trail takes you through a gorgeous forest and rewards you with an awesome clif...

    6.5 miles 1500 ft gain

  • Backpack the Cabin Loop Trail

    People think Arizona is all just desert, but this hike will show you otherwise.  Up on the Mogollon Rim, this trail takes you past old cabins, through lush forest, and near many creeks.Day 1:  (10 miles) Drive on Rim Road to the General Springs Tr...

    19 miles

  • Car Camp the Mogollon Rim

    The Mogollon Rim is part of the Colorado Plateau in eastern Arizona above Payson. The rim stretches across the Coconino National Forest and at some parts drops off nearly 2,000ft. This area is ideal for over-night car-camping. The expansive vistas...

  • Soak in the Verde Hot Springs

    The pools at the Verde Hot springs are the remnants from an old resort built in the 1920's.  The resort was a once thriving tourist attraction and also rumored to be one of Al Capone's hideouts.  In the 1960's a fire destroyed the resort only leav...

    2.5 miles 200 ft gain

  • Hike to and Swim at the Bull Pen, AZ

    This trail starts at the end of Bullpen Rd and your adventure begins in beautiful thickets of trees and plants. The going is easy and the tempting sound of rushing water is on your right as you continue parallel to West Clear Creek. The trail will...

    10 miles 350 ft gain

  • Hike Barnhardt Trail

    To get to the trailhead, use the turnoff of highway 87 labeled Barnhardt trail (has a marked sign coming from both Payson and Phoenix). Barnhardt road is just over 4 miles and is unpaved. The road can be driven on by lower clearance cars because t...

    8 miles 1912 ft gain

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