WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.
Paved - Car Okay
To hike To get to the trail head from Phoenix area: Take 87 N. straight through Payson toward Pine. You will go through a round about with a Home Depot to the West. Once past the round about there is a turning lane to go right. This Right is Houston Mesa road. Take Houston Mesa RD approximatly 1 mile. You will see a trail head sign and a good sized parking lot on the right. Drive in, park, load up with some water and enjoy. Watch for deer, quail, and I will jump up elk half of the time.