Cinder Hills Loop Trail

MODERATE 4 reviews
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Cinder Hills Loop Trail is a 14.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Flagstaff, AZ that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

14.6 miles 2018 feet Loop

dog friendly


nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving


Unique area of volcanoes and volcanic ash Route described here is just a small sample of this 13,500-acre area of volcanic cinder cones, craters and pine forest. Open to off-highway vehicle users with certain restrictions. Only licensed vehicles allowed on Forest Service roads leading into the area. Helmets and spark arresters required. Dispersed camping permitted in posted areas along F.S. 776. No glass containers allowed. Trails go almost everywhere throughout the area; do not create new ones. Stay off the steepest slopes to minimize impact. Obey all signs and stay within the area boundary at all times. Located in Coconino National Forest. For current conditions call Peaks Ranger District (928) 526-0866. Easy rolling hills to steep climbs. Loose, gravelly ash is soft like sand and can quickly overheat engines.

1 month ago

Great trail. 4Runner was perfect.

4 months ago

off road driving
10 months ago

Great OHV site. Varied terrain and unique views. Opportunity to gain a lot of elevation up steep trails and cool open expanses. It can be pretty calm, or you can ramp it up and hit some of the difficult side trails.

3 years ago

Great winter trail!!! If you get there in time you have virgin snow to play in. I would recomend that you have off-road gps, as you will not be able to see where the true road/trail is. The snow provides great oppourtunity to test your nerve as you drive on top of some of the high points with rather deep snow drifts narrow paths and relatively high angle tippy turns. (that with the snow really tests your nerve as you slide round the I thought about the steep hill section, but, I was alone and didn't want to take the risk of getting stuck. I hear that its a pretty tough climb dry, with snow...well...I'll be back.....