Looking for a great trail in Walnut Canyon National Monument, Arizona? AllTrails has 13 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 7 moderate trails in Walnut Canyon National Monument ranging from 0.7 to 14.5 miles and from 6,604 to 7,027 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Walnut Canyon - Remarkable Formations, Ancient Cliff Dwellings! Come gaze across the curved canyon walls! Among the remarkable geological cliff formations of the canyon itself, the shapes of the former homes of ancient inhabitants of Walnut Canyon are easily evident. On a hike along the Rim or Island Trails you can imagine what life was like along and within Walnut Canyon while visiting actual pueblos and walking in the steps of those who came before us. Hours vary seasonally.

awesome trail. great canyon views at the end. did the hike on June, had great wild flowers everywhere. Yuccas were all blooming in the canyon. watch out for the switchbacks at the end.

easy trail, good views, have to pay to get in and worth it to go to the island trail as well

my favorite of all the hikes in the Campbell Mesa trail system

hiking
10 days ago

one third of this Trail has no shade.

Not a bad hike, it just takes a while to get interesting. Also the road to trail head is pretty rough for a regular car, but passable in dry conditions. Some pretty sights though for sure!

mountain biking
no shade
rocky
17 days ago

hiking
17 days ago

The trailhead begins at the end of a dirt road, with parking for maybe just 6 or 8 vehicles. A very nice trail, but nothing spectacular. There are some nice limestone cliff formations, with a couple cool caves. It's an easy walking trail, even as it steepens near the end. Honestly the last 3/4 mile is the best part. On the way back we saw something laying in the grass, and thought it was a dead animal, but it was actually a young elk trying to hide as we approached (see photo). That was the best part of the hike.

Flat and easy with beautiful view of the canyon. Quick loop with educational signs. Kids loved it.

Beautiful canyon and cool dwellings. My 9-year-old struggled coming up, but he made it (and he's lazy). Well worth the trip.

Going down was no big thing. Coming up is tough but they have plenty of benches. Be aware you are above 7000 feet. Definitely made me breathe a little harder coming up, since I'm usually at 1000+ feet. LOTS of cliff dwellings to look at and explore. Nice little park.

loved this hike. beautiful and interesting.

fairly busy. Very interesting and beautiful. careful with the stairs as people who can't walk far or tire easily may have problems. bring the kids.

Great hike for families with kids. Awesome views and lots of information plaques along the way. The trail is very well maintained and the majority of the steps are at the beginning/end of the loop.

awesome, awesome, awesome!

Beautiful hike with spectacular scenery, cool caves, and panoramic views at Fisher Point.

Great hike, lots of stairs but soo worth the great look into Walnut Canyon dwellings.

Did not find trailhead at first. Did sinagua

2 months ago

Where desert and woolands merge. Great walk with lots to see. nice visitors center. Steps are no problem.

hiking
2 months ago

This is a nice trail with lots of shade. I took my dog and she loved it. Signs do say dogs need to be leashes. Hiked on a Tuesday and only saw two other people.

mountain biking
muddy
rocky
snow
2 months ago

Great ride, bit muddy in some spots but nothing a hard tail cant handle.

Hard to believe until you actually see it, great history and views. Stairs aren’t to bad but there are a lot of them.

The pure serenity blended with a light snow shower really adds to the wow factor of this canyon. Thinking about the history of the canyon's use truly puts things in perspective.

Nice easy hike. Got to play in the snow a little and smell the pines.

easy lil trail to enjoy a walk.

What a beautiful and historical area! The paved trail was great for our family that ranged from 3months to 62. Well worth the several hours we spent. Saw deer and birds. Lots of stairs but little breaks got us back up! Not your usual primitive hike but one I would recommend!

hiking
3 months ago

Trail was in good shape. Just a bit of snow and a great trail for mounting biking. A bit soft from the recent rain/snow but in spring summer this would be perfect for some good flow rides.

hiking
snow
3 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Awesome little beginner trail.

hiking
5 months ago

Cool piece of history. Not a tough hike but neat nonetheless!

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