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Favorite This was our campsite 0.3 miles past Barnhardt Falls. I noticed that a previous user also camped here, and I can see why! It is one of the best sites on the loop.
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Mazatzal Peak Loop

15.1 mi 24.4 km 2,868' Up 874.13 m Up 2,841' Down 865.98 m Down

Payson, AZ

Mazatzal Wilderness Hiking

  • 197 Miles 317 Kilometers of Trail
  • 1 Recommended Route
  • 0 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 14 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 3 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Mazatzal Wilderness - 16

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14.0 mi 22.6 km #1AZT - Passage 24 - Red Hills
Difficult
Payson, AZ
Difficult
Payson, AZ
21.8 mi 35.0 km #2AZT - Passage 23 - Mazatzal Divide
Intermediate/Difficult
Tonto Basin, AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Tonto Basin, AZ
17.5 mi 28.1 km #3Davenport Trail #89
Difficult
Payson, AZ
Difficult
Payson, AZ
6.2 mi 9.9 km #4Barnhardt Trail #43
Intermediate/Difficult
Payson, AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Payson, AZ
30.2 mi 48.6 km #5Verde River Trail #11
Intermediate
Pine, AZ
Intermediate
Pine, AZ
17.6 mi 28.4 km #6Willow Springs Trail #223
Intermediate/Difficult
Payson, AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Payson, AZ
10.9 mi 17.5 km #7Dutchman Grave Trail #22
Intermediate
Payson, AZ
Intermediate
Payson, AZ
4.0 mi 6.4 km #8Bull Spring Trail #34
Intermediate
Payson, AZ
Intermediate
Payson, AZ
10.6 mi 17.0 km #9Wet Bottom Trail #269
Intermediate
Payson, AZ
Intermediate
Payson, AZ
4.7 mi 7.5 km #10Brush Trail #249
Intermediate/Difficult
Payson, AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Payson, AZ

Photos of Mazatzal Wilderness - 17

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This was our campsite 0.3 miles past Barnhardt Falls. I noticed that a previous user also camped here, and I can see why! It is one of the best sites on the loop.
Mar 14, 2017 near Payson, AZ
We are headed to the saddle on the right.
Apr 18, 2016 near Payson, AZ
A cactus garden along the trail. Barnhardt Trail has many such gems. In early fall, it is in the shade most of the morning as well.
Oct 2, 2018 near Payson, AZ
A beautiful sunrise, after camping out near the intersection of Barnhardt Tr and AZT.  Good water at Chilson Spring.
Oct 2, 2018 near Payson, AZ
Barnhardt Falls puts on a beautiful display in March of 2017.
Mar 14, 2017 near Payson, AZ
More wildflowers along the trail.
Apr 18, 2016 near Payson, AZ
Camp at the edge of the canyon looking out towards Paysen and the Mogollon rim.
Apr 18, 2016 near Payson, AZ
First night campsite.
Apr 18, 2016 near Payson, AZ