Level: Beginner
Length: 8 mi (12.9 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: -
Total: 2 riders

Mountain Biking Horton Creek trail #285

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#216 of 404 mountain bike trails in Arizona
#7,351 in the world

A 4 mile climb to the Horton Creek spring and intersection with Highline trail where you can connect to 50 miles of additional single track if desired. I turned around at the spring and rode back down. Good trail for dogs but I cannot condone this. My well-behaved Lab loved it as she could get wet all along the trail. Surface can be loose and rocky making some short sections challenging. Heavy hiker traffic on weekends.

First added by J-Dogg on Sep 24, 2016. Last updated Apr 22, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From Payson drive approx. 15 miles east on hwy 260 to Tonto campground turnoff, forest road 289. Proceed 2 miles to Horton Creek Trailhead on left. Trail starts out of Upper Tonto campground across the road.
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(on Jan 1, 1970)
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  • J-Dogg   ✓ supporter

    Guess I need to review in order to rate this trail. Nice, fun hour and a half workout that can be extended and/or looped for a longer ride.

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