Pumpkin Trail to Bulls Basin Trail Loop

MODERATE 3 reviews

Pumpkin Trail to Bulls Basin Trail Loop is a 11.1 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 accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
11.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,333 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

hiking
2 months ago

Julie is correct. The Pumpkin Trail is in good shape, but the Bulls Basin Trail hasn't been maintained for quite a while by the looks of it. I spoke with the gentleman at the fire lookout and it's not going to be maintained for the foreseeable future.

As it is located in a Wilderness Area the Forest Service cannot use chainsaws. So the many (75 ish) trees that you have to go over or under or between are going to be there for a long time.

2 months ago

DO NOT TAKE THE BULL BASIN LOOP!!! pumpkin trail was an ass kicker with the elevation. The meadows and the tiny forest regrowth area were really pretty and then it gets super steep towards the top. The bull basin side of this trail that is posted on all trails is CLOSED. It is really unsafe with lots of fallen trees to climb over. We made the mistake of trying to follow the all trails map for this hike. If you do this hike you need to go up and down pumpkin trail and do not do the loop with bull the basin side.

hiking
Sunday, August 04, 2013

Although this trail has great views and started off with us seeing many deer, it's depressing seeing all the trees down. Recommend doing Kendrick Peak rather than this trail.