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wild flowers

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river

off road driving

horseback riding

dog friendly

camping

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cave

lake

The Coconino National Forest is a 1.856-million acre forest located in northern Arizona in the vicinity of Flagstaff. The Coconino National Forest contains diverse landscapes, including deserts, ponderosa pine forests, flatlands, mesas, alpine tundra, and ancient volcanic peaks. The forest surrounds the towns of Sedona and Flagstaff and borders four other national forests; the Kaibab National Forest to the west and northwest, the Prescott National Forest to the southwest, the Tonto National Forest to the south, and the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest to the southeast. The forest contains all or parts of ten designated wilderness areas, including the Kachina Peaks Wilderness, which includes the summit of the San Francisco Peaks.

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23 hours ago

hiking
1 day ago

This was an easy trail, lots of rock outcropping along the path. Wild flowers, small animals and a cactus along the path. Met one other hiker at the trailhead and 3 mountain bikers along the path. The path at times revealed an old two track. Great for morning walks or just to get out. I had my daughters dog with me today as well.

hiking
1 day ago

Easy trail to the Devils Bridge road- still easy but boring and dusty due to the jeep tours and SUV's. Once you hit the true trail you'll feel a bit of an incline and last half mile to the bridge becomes a bit tougher. You'll hit a tough stair-case climb close to the bridge but the fantastic reward makes it all very worth your while!

hiking
1 day ago

I hiked this trail last week with my daughter and her dog. At 59 this was a Great trail for me, I enjoyed it. It was cooler on that day with rain. Aspens were nice a couple of switchback and before I knew it we where the inner basin hut.

The hike is good, but I think a snowfall would definitely make the scenery more picturesque.

Great time with our Scout Troop, we had 20 Scouts and 5 leaders.

Trailhead is 2 miles from 89A on FR 556 (Little Elden Springs Rd). Located on N (R) side of road. Lots of great rocks and greenery. Need to watch out for horses and mountain bikers. Easy and fun. Family with kids and dogs on leash.

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
2 days ago

Pros: Beautiful mountain views, great birding (thanks to hiking in a valley), lots of shade & wildflowers, and it's not heavily populated. I also loved the woodland-feel of the trail. It was just lovely. If you're from Phoenix, the initial climb up reminded us of Piestwa Peak - a nice cardio challenge with switchbacks
Cons: Minimal parking available only off side of road.
Notes: In some stretches, this trail had loose, fine dirt as the trail, high along the peak before we crested. It could be dangerous without proper hiking shoes or boots. There were a decent amount of large rocks my friend & I had to carefully maneuver over (we're both around 5'-4"). Again, proper hiking footwear will minimize any slipping or falling for shorter legs. :-) Watch your footing! Overall, we loved this trail & would hike it again.

hiking
2 days ago

Awesome trail with spectacular views, gorgeous wild flowers, all around great workout. Definitely doing this one again.