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Cypress Trail - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

E Phoenix St, Payson, AZ 85541, USA

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About Cypress Trail

The Cypress Trail has a moderate climb of 1000 feet before dropping down to beautiful Lake Eiler and the lower lakes. This large trailhead offers the best equestrian access for the Thousand Lakes Wilderness. Plenty of parking and turn around room for vehicles and trailers. This trail is great for hiking, walking, and other nature trips, and it's unlikely you'll encounter many other people while exploring.

Attractions Near Cypress Trail

Rim Country Museum and Zane Grey Cabin

The Rim Country Museum and Zane Grey Cabin are located in Green Valley Park in Payson Arizona, beneath the beautiful Mogollon Rim.The Zane Grey Cabin is a replica of the cabin that Zane Grey built in 1921 near the top of the Rim. The original cabin was destroyed in the 1990 Dude Fire.The Rim Country Museum is a 2-story museum that covers the history of the area from the Ancient Peoples, Apaches, rodeo, ranching, mining, and much more.

Green Valley Park
Green Valley Park4.9km from Cypress Trail

Green Valley Park is a beautiful 45-acre recreation area that is used year-round for all kinds of activities and events, including walking, fishing, boating, picnicking, skating, and general recreation and relaxation. The park has a large grassy area & an amphitheater that is utilized for events such as summer concerts and holiday events. It also has picnic ramadas, outdoor cooking facilities, and a playground. The park features a memorial to Arizona Veterans.

Green Valley Lake
Green Valley Lake6.82km from Cypress Trail

Green Valley Lake is a reservoir connected to two smaller lakes in Green Valley Park. These lakes were constructed from 1993 to 1996 for ground water recharge.Green Valley Lake attracts visitors seeking clean air, blue skies, crystal-clear water, and the serenity and calm beauty of a quiet forested community.

Shoofly Indian Ruins
Shoofly Indian Ruins7.29km from Cypress Trail

The Shoofly Indian Ruins were believed to have been occupied between A.D. 1000-1250. At an elevation of 5,240 feet, Shoofly Village once had a total of 79 structures of which the rock outlines, once the base of the walls, are still visible.At the center of this site is where a larger structure once existed, believed to have been a building with 26 rooms averaging 37.4 square meters each. In clusters around the core area were 39 smaller structures and 14 more were scattered about the general area

East Verde Picnic Area
East Verde Picnic Area10.34km from Cypress Trail

East Verde Picnic Area is a picnic area in East Verde Estates, AZ on East Verde River and Sycamore Creek in Mogollon Rim, Tonto National Forest. It is a perfect for any day trip that you have planned. You can see a variety of wildlife along with the beautiful scenery that Payson has to offer.

Hellsgate Wilderness
Hellsgate Wilderness17.76km from Cypress Trail

This Wilderness was established in 1984, and contains approximately 37,440 rough acres with a major canyon and perennial stream extending its entire length. Deep pools of water may be separated by impassable falls. The Hellgsate Wilderness contains many trails for hiking as well as camping spots. However, usage of this area is light as trailheads are difficult to reach without 4-wheel-drive capability, and most trails are rated as challenging.

Where is Cypress Trail

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Gila County
Gila County
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Gila County is in the central part of the U.S. state of Arizona. Gila County is full of opportunities to come to play. Whether you want to go camping, boating, horseback riding, fishing, hiking, hunting, or just exploring, our wide-open spaces and area attractions make Gila County the perfect get-away spot.