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Awesome hike especially if you enjoy climbing rocks which you can do once you reach the end of the trail. It does get cooler at the base of the Canyon so make sure to dress warm if you plan on hiking it in late November.

The falls were not fully slowing, but I can only image at their best. It was worth he trip out and I will most definitely be back when they’re in full swing!

hiking
9 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous! Excellent choice for those who want to practice hiking longer trails but without too much elevation gain. Also great for those without 4WD because you can park at snowbowl!

hiking
9 days ago

Well maintained, well marked trail that's perfect for a quick hike after work or before breakfast on the weekends. There are a lot of cool trees and rocks along the trail so it'd be a fun hike for families.

hiking
13 days ago

Great if you’re in average or less than average physical condition, but all skill levels should check it out! It is like walking into another world at the end - surprising, beautiful, enchanting. Quick and totally worthwhile hike! Wear shoes for exploring on/over some rocks. We went in early November - sunny and low 60’s, but prob 5-10 degrees cooler at the base of the mountain.

Great distance for travelers staying in Flagstaff! I went up on a Monday afternoon with not too many people along the way. The incline gradually gets steeper and steeper and the air thinner and thinner. Visiting from WA, this trail felt like a typical incline, though the elevation is always an adjustment. Views are amazing and getting up to the lookout tower is worth it! Though the gate to climb the tower was closed when I got there, it’s still an amazing view from the ground! Took me just under 3 hours with stopping along the way, I also clocked in at 5.7 miles RT.

hiking
15 days ago

Great trail.. took our time and enjoyed the views. Had a few nice climbs too! Took the trail right to left and it was easier than the other way.

OMG pretty. lots of dogs on the trails. all cute

great steady climb and always meet fun hikers on the trail.

Great trail running trail

hiking
26 days ago

Nice family hike. Takes a little longer than what I planned, but its worth it.

hiking
28 days ago

An easy gem of a hike. beautiful from start to finish.

Good views overlooking the city of Flagstaff and surrounding hills with pretty aspen's at the top. A fairly busy/popular trail. A decent and steady incline makes for a great workout (my app clocked the route as 5.7mi up and back). Lots of switchbacks... glad I wore my sturdy rubber bottom hiking shoes, as it's gets rocky in parts, definitely saved my toes and makes for a quicker descent.

hiking
29 days ago

The trail was well marked all the way up. It was a little technical in some spots if you don’t hike regularly. I personally had no problem, except for the fact I’m a flat lander from Missouri. I had to stop a take a few breaks, but I still made it to the top in two hours. I only drank maybe two liters of water. I would definitely hike it again.

hiking
1 month ago

Perfect trail, it’s a bit longer than expected but beautiful. The views are badass and even after a good snow it was chilly but yet no way unbearable. The snow was melting so the trail was a bit muddy so be careful where you step. Some trekking poles wouldn’t hurt. You couldn’t see the top of MT. Elden due to the fog but still super pretty. Me and my girlfriend did it in 1:12 and it was 3.06 miles. We took a ton of breaks because she doesn’t hike all that often. But she made it through fine. It is a little hard to find though.

The ranger station next door is not where you wanna go. It’s a parking lot at the trailhead is where you want to go and park. At the ranger station it will have a sign for fat man. There won’t be one at the parking lot.... ya I know stupid right? Make sure to layer up it was a little chilly.

nature trips
1 month ago

The falls were flowing on 10/12/2018 and were stunning! I'm sure they weren't at their most powerful, but a beautiful flow. They don't flow powerfully all year around, so please don't give it a negative review because they were dry on the day you went. They will be mostly dry throughout the year. Our GPS took us straight to the falls, although I would recommend you print the alternate directions provided on here just in case. I had been checking the USGS website which listed the discharge CFS below 50, but the gage height around 12 ft. We definitely got lucky.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful views on either side. The whole trail is 8 miles in and out and I only did 5.5 miles in and out. Took me 3 hours total given I’m not an experienced hiker and needed plenty of rest and time to enjoy the views. It wasn’t a busy trail I only saw one other person which was nice. It was a cloudy/cool day with a high of 61 when the sun popped out but I was still sweating. Definitely carry lots of water and be prepared for some good steep climbs.

Take water and trail snacks! Tricky and challenging climb, and the view at the top is great but plenty of terrific views all the way up. The decent is a whole different group of muscles, so a terrific overall workout. Don’t miss this one!

hiking
1 month ago

October 6th hiked up there to look at the Autumn/fall leaves. Trees looked pretty. The lookout tower was also opened so we went up there as well to capture some great pics.

Bring some hiking sticks and a jacket. It gets windy and cold, and the hike is indeed hard.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail for almost any skill level, only one real uphill section pretty level otherwise. nice relaxing hike with plenty of scenery. Very easy trail to follow, I never needed my maps, plenty of cairns.

loved it!

on Fatmans Loop Trail

1 month ago

nice hike. good views of Flagstaff. Good climb either direction then the ending is easy and mostly downhill.

Nice leisurely hike and the trail is well maintained.

on Fatmans Loop Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Moderate trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice hike! You get some nice views from Mt Elden

great quick trail- just outside of the hussle!!

Lovely Nature Walk!

Did 7km to get ourselves acclimated, will come back and do the full hike next time.

Well maintained trail. The ending isn’t the most scenic and the day was particularly rough because of controlled burns . Last part is tough

Nice views going up. Very steep - took us 5 hours up & back 5 miles to the cell towers ( didn't realize that was the destination!). It's called a "lookout" not a "scenic lookout" for good reason - the buzzing towers make you want to head right back down. But views on the way up were better. Tho steep, the footings were good.

Great hike and view at the top! Make sure you climb all the way to the top of the tower if it’s open. 1st mile of the trail I would give an easy-moderate rating. Second mile is significantly more difficult (lots of loose rocks and high steps). Went the first week of September and there were tons of yellow wildflowers lining the trail.

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