Fatmans Loop Trail is a 2.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Flagstaff, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and mountain biking and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.4 miles Elevation Gain: 561 feet Route Type: Loop

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Directions from Flagstaff: Follow Santa Fe Avenue past the entrance to the Flagstaff Mall and the Peaks Ranger District Office to a trailhead parking lot just off the north side of the street.

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scramble
1 day ago

Interesting rock formations, fun rocks and trees to scramble up. Not much shade.

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2 days ago

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3 days ago

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3 days ago

Slight elevation that helps navigate you on this incredibly convenient trail.

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4 days ago

Good Hike, No trail markers made the path a little hard to follow some times. EV

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7 days ago

Good loop hike that’s very scenic. A moderate hike, took some beginners and it kicked their butt. Some elevation on the side of a mountain.

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8 days ago

Great hike with good views. Counter clockwise provides more shade and less incline.

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rocky
8 days ago

Super fun. Not difficult. Went counter clockwise

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8 days ago

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9 days ago

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9 days ago

Super fun hike, just not as much signage for a super directed hike

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rocky
10 days ago

This is an easy family hike especially with kids because they will love climbing on the rocks. I recommend families hike CCW because it's a gradual incline. The trail is well marked. This is a busy, very popular trail. Lots of people on the trail or sitting on boulders hanging out. Bring water, wear light hiking shoes and wear a hat. Overall, a good easy hike that takes an hour and fifteen minutes.

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10 days ago

Suggest going counter clockwise but this was a very nice hike.

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10 days ago

Solid trail. Cool off trails if you’re feeling adventurous. Easy to get turned around if you do though so only experienced hikers or people who have phone service to check their location should do so. Going up the right side of fatmans loop away from the traffic is a good leg work. Still good coming the other way but coming from the right I feel like it’s steeper and a better work out

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10 days ago

Recommend going counter clockwise for a more gradual incline. Lots of good photo ops here. Lots of big boulders. No restrooms on site.

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10 days ago

Easy trail, short incline near 1.5 miles. Pretty view of the city. Enjoyed ponderosa pines, alligator juniper, and blooming banana yuccas. Busy with families by 9 AM.

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12 days ago

Amazing and intense hike! Some of the best views I’ve seen for Flagstaff. Be sure to follow the GPS for this trail cause it’s easy to miss the trail on a couple points. My 8 & 12 year olds did this trail.

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12 days ago

Don’t let the name fool you - this is a great trail for exercise and has some good uphill climbs. The views are stunning! Lots of boulders and trees to admire too. I think starting to the left might make it easier coming down as you would climb up the rocks not down (starting to the right is all dirt), but either way I recommend this hike! Use your app thought to stay on the trail - it’s not marked well!

recorded Fatmans Loop Trail

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14 days ago

This is a double loop of Fatman’s. I love that it’s not quite the time commitment of Elden nor as steep.

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scramble
17 days ago

We went right at the fork. The route was an easier climb but coming down was steep. Loved the hike and the views.

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