|Facilities: Thicket Spring Trail a corral is provided at one of the trailheads. Gas, food, and lodging can be found in Payson.|
Best Time To Visit: Thicket Spring Trail is open spring through fall, depending on the weather.
Fees: No fee is charged.
Rules: Neither motorized or mechanized transport are permitted on this trail. The maximum group size is 15; the maximum amount of saddle or pack animals of any kind is 15 per group.
Directions: To reach Thicket Spring Trail north end from Payson, travel southwest on State Highway 87 to Forest Road 201 and go north on that road for 7 miles to its end. This road gets progressively rougher and may require 4WD. Not recommended for horse-trailers or sedans. Take Cornucopia Trail south to its intersection with Thicket Spring Trail.To reach Thicket Spring Trail south end from Payson, travel south on State Highway 87 (the Beeline Highway) to the Slate Creek Divide. Turn right on Forest Road 25. Drive down this road 2 miles, and then wing up the West Fork for 1/2 mile (horse trailers and sedans are not recommended beyond this point). Turn left at a road junction, cross the creek and drive up this road (still Forest Road 25) 11/2 mile to the corral at the end of this road. Take Saddle Mountain Trail north to its intersection with Thicket Spring Trail.
Map: Click here for a map to Thicket Spring Trail
Reservations: Reservations are not needed or accepted for Thicket Spring Trail.