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.

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2020 Free Guided PATS Hikes

JAN 18 | 8:30am - Jimmy Harris Trail
FEB 15 | 8:30am - Monument Loop
MAR 21 | 8:30am - Houston Loop
APR 18 | 8am - Boulders Loop
MAY 16 | 8am - Event Center
JUN 13 | 8am - Goat Camp (Houston Trail)
JUL 18 | 8am - Peach Loop
AUG 15 | 8am - Cypress 
SEP 19 | 8am - American Gulch 
OCT 24 | 8:30am - Peach Orchard South
NOV 21 | 8:30am - Seismological Bunker
DEC 19 | 8:30am - Rumsey Park Trails

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

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 

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

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

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.

Monument Peak Loop Trail

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

Round Valley Trail

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

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Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department
1000 W. Country Club Dr.

Payson, AZ 85541  |  928-472-5110

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Payson Area Trails System