|Facilities: Willow Trail provides a corral at its trailhead. Gas, food, and lodging can e found in Scottsdale and Payson.|
Best Time To Visit: Willow 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 Willow Trail from Payson, travel west on main Street (becomes Forest Road 406) 5 1/2 miles (after turning off State Highway 87) towards the East Verde River. Turn left on Forest Road 3414. Follow this road 6 miles to a parking area and corral. Take North Peak Trail southwest to its intersection with Willow TrailTo reach Willow Trail from Scottsdale, travel north on Scottsdale Road to the Cave Creek Road. Go east and north on the Cave Creek Road for 35 miles to a T-junction with Forest Road 269. Turn right for 12 miles to the trailhead. High clearance vehicles are recommended for this road; however there are times (after rains, etc.) when even a 4x4 has trouble.
Map: Click here for a map to Willow Trail
Reservations: Reservations are not needed or accepted for Willow Trail.