Horton Creek Trail Professional Review and Guide
"Want a cool summer hike? Take your dog to Horton Creek and enjoy a splash or three between gentle climbs up this scenic Mogollon Rim trail.
The wide, level path that greets you at the trailhead for Horton Creek Trail 285 meanders briefly through an open meadow, then climbs steadily into a mixed forest of old-growth ponderosa pines, Gambel oak, Arizona sycamores, and the scaly barked alligator juniper. (For courtesy’s sake, resist the urge to skirt the leash rules—during summer months, this can be a busy trail.) From here, enjoy the gurgling creek, blushing Rim-country cliffs, and towering trees along the trail."