Hike the Beautiful Rim Country
From The Rim Club, you can access any number of spectacular trails for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, or ATV driving. Granite Dells Road provides quick entry to several loop trails that take you through towering, first-growth Ponderosa Pines and past rock formations that stand 20 stories tall! Views of the Stewart Mountains abound. Your dogs will enjoy the range of sights and scents as they experience the surrounding Tonto National Forest, while you breathe in our crisp, clean mountain air.
Various local hiking groups venture into the other mountain ranges that surround Payson, with three levels of hiking speeds available to accommodate all interested walkers. Whether it’s the Mazatzals to the south or up on the Mogollon Rim to the north, there is a hike for every season.
The Payson Area Trails System (PATS)
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. Each month, they offer free guided PATS hikes. For more information and schedules click here to visit the Payson website.