Horton Springs Trail (Mogollon Rim)

Date: 
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Leaders: 
Bev - 480-415-7147, blkoslow@yahoo.com
Jim D - hikingstickjim@yahoo.com, 602-639-2702
Rating: 
B- LENGTH: 7.6 miles ELEV GAIN: 1122 ft PACE: Medium

Contact either leader by phone or email for the meeting time and location.

This is the most popular day hike in the Payson area. Horton Springs is an unusually large spring. Water literally gushes from the side of the rim supplying Horton Creek. Think of the Rim as a huge sponge and Horton Spring is the faucet. Our hike starts out almost immediately on a gentle uphill trek. After approximately 2.5 miles, we come to fairly new switchbacks that are completely shaded, but a little steeper than the first part of our hike. Our reward at the end of the trail is the spring and creek where we can soak our feet while eating a light lunch/snack before heading back to our cars on the same trail.

Bring a minimum of 2 quarts of water, salty snacks, hiking sticks, rain gear, and sturdy boots.  

Cost to non-members is $5.