Fatmans Loop Trail

MODERATE 387 reviews

Fatmans Loop Trail is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Flagstaff, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from February until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
606 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

snow

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.

hiking
9 hours ago

Nice hike. Stay on the path most traveled rather than deceptive offshoot trails or you'll add unexpected distance like we and a few fellow hikers did. Would have been fine except more mileage than my 10 yr old had signed up for and we heard about it. Enjoyed the workout and the views.

hiking
1 day ago

Beautiful but not so easy loop. In lieu of distinct switchbacks, it seems the trail goes mostly straight up towards the top. Great bouldering and views along this loop.

2 days ago

Good hike. Great for kids over 5.

hiking
4 days ago

We always do this hike when in Flag, nice one hour circle with lovely views and plenty of wildlife. It was a very quiet morning hike on a week day so no trouble parking

9 days ago

Good family hike. Trail was open when we arrived.

9 days ago

A little less fat now. Big rocks, little lizards, great times.

hiking
15 days ago

perfect trail to get started on. there are some awesome views along the way!

17 days ago

Nice hike to get the blood flowing and give a decent workout! Lots of pretty trees and good views.

17 days ago

Excellent incline! Many great photo ops - great beginner hike! Take about an hour a moderate pace!

19 days ago

the app says it is 2.4 miles. the stats on my alltrails app after we finished said 5.6 miles. we did go off the trail where it was not well defined...got back on in 15 minutes. not a good hike for any with breathing problems or altitude sickness. the views and trials were very scenic.

21 days ago

This is a great quick hike to get the blood flowing! Amazing views of flagstaff at the top with some boulders to climb. I ate lunch on top of a boulder at the tip of the loop and the view was fantastic.

hiking
27 days ago

Great trails. Pretty steep and lots of opportunities to slip on loose gravel. Kids complained the entire walk. It’s pretty good gain in elevation. Many people we met on the trail seemed surprised by the trail’s difficulty.

hiking
29 days ago

Beautiful trail and nice weather!
Good to get the legs going. Humphrey’s Peak tomorrow!

1 month ago

This trail is closed as of 6/28/18 due to fire risks

hiking
2 months ago

This is a short but nice hike with some mild elevation and changing terrain.

hiking
3 months ago

My husband and I went this evening and it was beautiful. We enjoyed seeing the different types of trees and huge boulders. Everything was so unique. Can’t wait to finish the other trails around this one tomorrow!!

3 months ago

Amazing views of Flagstaff! Challenging walk but definitely worth it for the memories!

hiking
3 months ago

it was our first time and we loved it. tons of cool boulders to look at and the views from the top are awesome. Our dog enjoyed climbing on rocks and there's some spots with good shade to take breaks if needed.

3 months ago

People ignore the dog leash rule.. My dog kills other dogs that invade my space. otherwise a great moderate hike.

4 months ago

Good hike that is not too challenging but love seeing the old juniper trees

4 months ago

Love this trail! It’s a fun and scenic trail with lots of beautiful trees and cool boulders. Saw several lizards, too.

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike! Pretty rocky so definitely a moderate level. Get some great views of Flagstaff throughout the hike. Good mix of incline and decline throughout.

hiking
5 months ago

It was beautiful and not too strenuous of a hike the only thing that made it rough was the altitude since we’re not used to it. We went early March and the trail was pretty muddy with snow scattered around but the temperature was great since it was cool but the sun was shining. There weren’t any wildflowers but the views were still nice mixed in with the snow.

hiking
6 months ago

first time on trail and it was awesome

6 months ago

Amazing scenery. Loved
It. Next time will turn right and go up.

hiking
6 months ago

Did this hike in January with quite a bit of ice and snow on the trail. Good workout with the modest elevation gain. Good option if you are on a tight schedule.

hiking
6 months ago

Went out in snow today, had a great hike. Walked to it and got on wrong trail, so had to cross country back to it. At the top of the loop the wind and snow picked up, so came back down instead of continuing. Could not see Flagstaff, could imagine was all alone in the wilderness was a blast.

7 months ago

it was tough not being use to the altitude. but had some nice rocks to sit and check out the views

hiking
7 months ago

An easy but very satisfying walk. I don't know who the Fat Man was, but he had great taste in trails!

hiking
7 months ago

This trail was fun, we got lost though on the trail and ended up just turning around to get back to the trailhead. Definitely enjoyed still!

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