Little Elden Trail is a 11.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Flagstaff, AZ that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from April until November.
Directions from Flagstaff: Drive 5 miles northeast on US 89. Turn west (left) on FR 556 and drive 2 miles to Little Elden trailhead located on the north (right) side of the road. Equestrian can park at the Sunset Trailhead or the trailhead just west of the Little Elden Springs horse camp on FR 556.
This is a fairly easy trail and has very low traffic. Mostly used by mountain bikers but I didn't run into too many. I came here right after a good two weeks of monsoons and the entire mountain was lush and green. There is a fair amount of covering throughout the trail and it is very scenic throughout. If you're looking for an easy hike I do recommend this hike!
Nice little trail, we connected it from Sandy Seep Trail. Nice rolling up and downs, easy walking lots of horned toads, lizards, sand and views. Great view of Mountain Elden Mountain range. Best to go when mountain is very green.