Anderson Mesa: Marshall Lake to Fisher Point

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Coconino National Forest

Anderson Mesa: Marshall Lake to Fisher Point is a 11.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Flagstaff, Arizona that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 11.8 miles Elevation Gain: 1,240 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Great hike with our 8 month old puppy. We camped out at the top of the canyon. No water in the trail, so we had to carry all of our water.

mountain biking
11 months ago

This is a great mtb trail when it isn't muddy. Anderson Mesa is considered a wetland so avoid during monsoon season unless you want to get stuck in the mud.

camping
Thu May 12 2016

Great area for camping as well as hiking/trail running. Beautiful scenery and really peaceful!

hiking
Tue Aug 18 2015

I hiked from Marshall Lake to Fisher Point View (this is about a 6.5 mile section of the AZT). I could hardly notice that I was hiking down into a canyon due to the long and winding subtle descent. But since its over 13 miles round trip I did feel pretty tired when I finished. The first 5 miles or so are unvaried scenery through ponderosa forest. There are maybe 2 or 3 steep but very brief drops. Once in the canyon (almost 5 miles in), it's a beautiful walk through open meadows and eventually past Walnut Canyon National Monument. At the monument it's another .5 mile up to Fisher Point where you get a nice view of the canyon and meadows you just walked below.

hiking
Mon Jun 24 2013

Beautiful! I would not go again in the Summer butter recommend others to go in the fall or winter. It is more than a moderate hike, expect more uphill than you think .

hiking
10 days ago

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
Tue Mar 20 2018

hiking
Mon Sep 04 2017

backpacking
Thu May 04 2017