Observatory Mesa Trail is a 6.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Flagstaff, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 6.4 miles Elevation Gain: 770 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

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recorded Lower Oldham Trail Loop

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rocky
22 days ago

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23 days ago

Beautiful day for a hike around one of our favourites

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28 days ago

I definitely do not recommend for biking! Lol

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muddy
3 months ago

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9 months ago

Took off in no general direction. Good first mile. Up 13% grade.

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rocky
9 months ago

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9 months ago

I agree with an earlier comment. This is a beautiful one for most of the way. Best to walk into the trail for 3 miles and then return. The trailhead is across the street from the doggie park. The first 1.75 miles are a steady nice incline. And there is a spiderweb of connecting and crossing trails (all are beautiful and quiet), so make sure you have your GPS active

I did more like 6.7 miles following AllTrails map. Very nice hike in mid-August when many other trails were closed for fires. Heard lots of cool birds and almost got a picture of a woodpecker. The trail has a decent incline on a few parts. Only negative was that it goes through a neighborhood and dead ends right after that, into another trail. Wish I had stopped at 3 miles and doubled back then.

hiking
Wed Jun 20 2018

Beautiful setting and the trails were well maintained. Plenty of filtered shade on a warm day!

hiking
Thu Dec 28 2017

Great for family hiking!

Fri Sep 22 2017

Love the forest part of the trail. The loop through neighborhood- not so much. Next time I'll do forest and turn back around. It's really pretty in the forest.

Sun Jun 04 2017

Lots of trials to choose from. Park at the baseball field and walk across road. Lovely urban trail. I passed only a few other walkers. Great tree spirits.

Fri Jun 02 2017

Great urban hike!

hiking
Sat Mar 05 2016

Super easy trail, its not an out and back though there are several different loops you can take varying in length. The hike is definitely a quicky, one that you can do if you just want to get out for a few minutes.

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Sat Jul 12 2014

The pin drop on the map is not accurate. Park across the streets from the baseball fields at 600 N Thorpe Rd. Super easy hike should be ok for just about anyone.

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recorded Observatory Mesa Trail

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