Island Trail

MODERATE 47 reviews

Island Trail is a 0.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Flagstaff, Arizona that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
0.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
383 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

historic site

no dogs

It has been more than 700 years since Walnut Canyon echoed with the words and sounds of a vital pueblo community. You'll see 25 cliff dwelling rooms along the trail; more are visible across the canyon. Spectacular canyon scenery and plantlife. Strenuous, especially for those not acclimated to 7,000' elevation. The trail descends 185 vertical feet into the canyon, and returns the same way. The trail is paved, but not accessible to wheelchairs, due to steep canyon terrain and many stairs.

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1 month ago

Great for tourists! Beautiful views.

hiking
2 months ago

Short nature walk on paved loop. Steep stairs coming back up to visitor center. Small-kid friendly trail. Sit inside ruins and cliff dwellings! My older kids enjoyed the educational and cultural aspect. Pay National Park fees $$$ at the gate or use annual pass. Should have taken a picnic and stayed a while.

hiking
2 months ago

walking
2 months ago

Simple hike in the historic site. Interesting ruins. Was a fee for entry. Steep stairs to the "island". but doable by most, even if they have to take their time.

hiking
3 months ago

Did this short little hike a few years back when our daughter was at NAU. It's an easy hike, but does have some stairs that need to be climbed when heading back up. Pretty cool cliff dwellings and doesn't take long to do.

3 months ago

3 months ago

3 months ago

great place to check out Some ruins

hiking
4 months ago

Amazing! Great views of cliff dwellings and lots of cool desert fauna. You learn a lot about the Sinagua and their way of life. There are lots of stairs to climb but plenty of spots to pause and take breaks. Definitely worth the time.

4 months ago

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4 months ago

4 months ago

Great hike! Lots of steps but we just took it slow and in chunks on the way back up. We are not in the best shape and it was a very enjoyable hike! The ruins were pretty amazing, great views, and lots of pretty birds.

hiking
5 months ago

This was a fantastic trip! The scenery was beautiful and there are plenty of spots to rest on the way back up the stairs if you have/are older people. The ruins are amazing and you can see other ruins along the canyon. Very recommended.

hiking
5 months ago

Simply fascinating! See how many other dwellings you can find on the other canyon walls.