Flume Road Trail is a 9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pine, Arizona that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

9.0 miles
1,305 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips




wild flowers


Directions from Flagstaff: Access #1: From Arizona Highway 260 turn south onto FR 708. Continue approximately 20 miles to the trailhead.Access #2: From Arizona Highway 87 turn west onto FR 708 and continue approximately 14 miles to the trailhead.

6 months ago

I went at the end of February. Beautiful hike. Being a beginner I will say pace yourself. The way to the falls was easy but the uphill back out was rough. I was with experienced hikers though and was trying to keep up. I can't imagine doing this hike in the summer. I brought more water than I thought I'd need and almost ran out. Definitely need sturdy shoes, I wore trail runners and my toes got beat up pretty bad.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

This hike is beautiful! Views of the mountain spotted some sort of cat mtn lion bobcat not sure. Creek is visible at certain points. It's nice hearing the sound of the water as you get close. I think this hike should be rated as moderate not easy. Bring lots of water we used water back pack and carried 1 liter bottles. Drank it all up at the end also a flash light would be super as we had to cross the river in the dark since are phones died it's completely dark at 730pm. Fossil creek is amazing just come prepared hiking shoes, water, some snacks, and water shoes would be nice and the hike took us 2-3 hours we did a fast walk most of the time.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Couldn't find a listing for the Fossil Creek Waterfall trail, so this is a review of that short 1 mile (one way) out and back trail to one of the spectacular waterfalls on this amazing creek which has been recently (several years ago) restored to flow after the de-commissioning of the old power plant. It is along the creek most of the way and much better than the long Flume Trail which does not get close to the creek until the end. Several small waterfalls and pools along the trail invite swimming, pictures, and relaxing lunches. Heavily traveled trail, but an easy "must take" hike. Do not pass up this great little creek. Not so good 14 mile washboard dirt road to get to the permit only parking areas, but again, well worth the effort.

Monday, April 25, 2016

My mistake, I was referring to a different flume trail

Friday, April 22, 2016

not sure what the previous reviewer is talking about, started at the trail head and followed the easy Trail to the old dam. great hike, beautiful trail, moderately easy. 5 miles. bring water!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

The trail is probably amazing if you find the open trailhead. Alot of the trails are rerouted in the Fossil Creek area due to most the area being closed indefinitely because of rockslides. The Flume Road trailhead is now located east of camp verde on hwy 260. It is now a 10 mile hike.

Monday, April 28, 2014

This trail is a moderate hike with regular elevation changes. Some of the trail is rocky and unstable, and narrows to single file in places. You cross several smaller creek beds, one with a very steep entry/exit. There are many sheer drops to one side, but you are rewarded with glimpses of Fossil Creek and various small waterfalls as you progress down the trail. You are rewarded with a spectacular waterfall, whirlpool and cave at a swimming hole at the end of the trail. Continue on the trail, bear left and you may be able to find Fossil Spring!

7 months ago

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

recorded Fossil Creek Flume Trail

Monday, June 01, 2015