Old Caves Crater Trail

MODERATE 61 reviews
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Old Caves Crater Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back 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 March until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
636 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

cave

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Dirt, well marked

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16 days ago

very nicely maintained trail with clearly marked entrance from a parking lot. Big 600-foot incline within the first mile, after you decline Back Down The Summit the trail pretty much levels out with slight incline until you complete the loop back at the trailhead but you're trekking through soft black sand which provides quite the workout! Definitely some of the most beautiful views I have seen on any hike in Flagstaff so far! However, I did not see any old caves.

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Beautiful hike! We had our 3 kids; 20, 2.5, and 5 months. They all did great. The 2.5 yr. old made it the whole way. It was a soft trail, so he did have a few spills, but it didn't slow him down. Just the right amount of sunshine and shade. Will do again!