Canyon Point Sinkhole Trail
To get to the trailhead: from the Phoenix area, take HWY-87 North toward Payson. Once in Payson, take HWY-260 East towards Heber. After 33.5 miles of driving on HWY-260, make a right at the signed turnoff to Canyon Point Campground. Take the B camping loop and keep an eye on your right for the trailhead. The signed trail starts across from campsite #46.
30 yr old Recommendation: This is a good hike for the kids. Bring them along on this easy hike.
Hike the Canyon point sinkhole on the Mogollon rim in Arizona.
This well marked walk to a sinkhole is a very nice hike for kids or beginning hikers. The hike starts within the spacious Canyon Point campground. The signed trailhead begins across from campsite #46 in the 'B' loop. The trail goes through the pine forest, through a fence, and into a more dense pine forest. After a short amount of flat hiking, the edge of the sinkhole is sighted.
Be sure to follow the trail into the sinkhole itself, as the forest in this area has a very magical feel to it. You'll have to go there to see what I mean. There are all manner of lush greenery here, including elusive ferns. We spotted rabbits chewing on wild strawberries. At the bottom are some tree stumps that make for nice chairs to relax and reflect on this peaceful place.
When ready, return the way you came.