Northeast of Payson in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, the blazed Blue Ridge section of the Arizona Trail is an 8 mile one-way hiking trek across meadows, forests and canyons past nearby hot springs. It stretches from General Springs Cabin in the south to NFS Blue Ridge Campground in the north. From SR87, follow FS300 east for six miles to trailhead. The Arizona Trail follows Fred Haught Trail for a short distance.
Overall, Arizona Trail - Blue Ridge Section is the 21st most popular hiking trail of all 49 hikes in Arizona.