Explore the most popular hiking trails near Flagstaff with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Really awesome to see the dwellings!

Aspens were beautiful!!

hiking
3 days ago

Nice hike! You get some nice views from Mt Elden

Good little trail for the family to do. Super easy, little elevation change, and lots of little sights along the way. The stream is fed by the water reclamation plant, but THAT IS A GOOD THING if you are familiar with water reclamation.

Coming from 620’ above sea level, this was a real challenge. Glad we had 1 day in Flagstaff before making the trek. Had to make lots of stops along the way, in total took approx 7hr 4min (including stops). Well worth the hike, beautifully breathtaking. Would do again in a heartbeat!

great quick trail- just outside of the hussle!!

Lovely Nature Walk!

Did 7km to get ourselves acclimated, will come back and do the full hike next time.

hiking
6 days ago

Hard but definitely doable hike if you pace yourself. Lots of friendly people on the trail. The first time we went in June, it was super windy at the top. The most wind I have ever experienced. But last weekend in September, the weather couldn’t have been more perfect. September is the month to go. Beautiful views even though there was a fire near Sedona that clouded up our views for a bit.

mountain biking
7 days ago

Very nice trail. My wife and I Mountain Biked this trail in perfect weather. Did the loop clockwise with no problems.

hiking
7 days ago

I did this trail, and summited for the 8th or 9th time, a few days ago. Perfect weather day. Trail is in decent shape. Wet roots and rocks at about miles 1.25 to 3.00 make for slick conditions. Strong winds and extreme cold past the saddle; at least the winds kept the black flies away. Warm clothing including neck, head and hand gear will improve your comfort level. Too many dogs off leash for my liking!

hiking
7 days ago

This hike can be as hard as you make it. I’m not in the best hiking shape but I made it to the top. I hiked at a pace that I didn’t get too winded or burn my legs out, in other words very slowly. 5 hours up, 3 hours down. Lots of roots, rocks and people on the trail but everyone was friendly. Enjoy the highest peak in Arizona.

hiking
8 days ago

A short but fun hike. We were lucky enough to have been chosen to participate in the Crack in Rock hike offered by the rangers-FANTASTIC HIKE, and thought we would check out the Pueblo while waiting for the group to gather. The ruins are fascinating, and there is a small ball court at this site. Surprisingly warm weather considering it had snowed the day before while we were in Flagstaff. Definitely worth visiting.

Well maintained trail. The ending isn’t the most scenic and the day was particularly rough because of controlled burns . Last part is tough

trail running
8 days ago

Enjoyed a nice run on this trail yesterday morning. Plenty of flat areas to get some running in, but the trail is fairly technical in many sections. Great views of Elden and the Schultz Fire Brun area on the northwest side.

hiking
8 days ago

6 hours from snow bowl to summit and back amazing trail and definitely deserves the Hard category

hiking
9 days ago

Great hike. Clearly not the easiest. Last time I did it, it was almost winter and got lost in the snow. This time around, path was really clear.
It does get hard when almost at the top, due to the lack of oxygen. Next time, i will bring one of those portable oxygen little bottle.
Trail can get crowded, but if you go early in the morning, it is usually good.

surfing
9 days ago

I can’t say I really cared for this trail much. I’ve literally never seen so many people on a trail in my life-ever
The hike itself was ok-nothing great. I don’t think it was difficult or overly strenuous at all. The only difficult thing I found was moving to the side of the trail to let people go by that were coming down as I was going up. I must have moved 100 times. I won’t be going back, this isn’t a trail I would recommend going to.

walking
9 days ago

Nice walk close to city

Loved the first 2.5 miles or so, beautiful scenery. Not quite as exciting after that until you get to Walnut Canyon but still a pleasant hike.

Nice views going up. Very steep - took us 5 hours up & back 5 miles to the cell towers ( didn't realize that was the destination!). It's called a "lookout" not a "scenic lookout" for good reason - the buzzing towers make you want to head right back down. But views on the way up were better. Tho steep, the footings were good.

Great hike and view at the top! Make sure you climb all the way to the top of the tower if it’s open. 1st mile of the trail I would give an easy-moderate rating. Second mile is significantly more difficult (lots of loose rocks and high steps). Went the first week of September and there were tons of yellow wildflowers lining the trail.

10 days ago

Did last saturday. i took 4 hours to go up and 3 hours to came down. it's pretty neat trail and had awesome experience.

Woohoo. Yes. Great. So good.

hiking
11 days ago

Super easy and nice through the trees.

hiking
11 days ago

Well-marked, a good workout, and a brilliant view at the end. Go up the lookout tower at the top if it’s open! I don’t love finding radio/cell towers at the top, but the lookout tower made it worth it.

getting to and from the summit is a bit steep but after that the trail is a breeze. views from the top are nice and the caves are cool, kind of hard to miss really, just turn right once you reach the fork at the top of the trail...

hiking
12 days ago

good mix of terrain on the trail, uphill and downhill sections, lots of wildflowers and some nice views of the area. spotted a mature red necked thorny lizard basking on a rock, there seems to be lots along the trail but not fully developed into adults. watch out for falling trees!!

hiking
12 days ago

went early morning, it was quite cold in the cave and nobody else was there, which was kinda cool but a bit scary too. there is no light at all in the cave aside from the entrance, and the air is stale and dry which can lead to dehydration. make sure you go with a buddy or with at least 2 different light sources. this is.not like any other hiking experience and definitely recommend despite feeling a bit disoriented once finished.

hiking
12 days ago

My go-to easy hike. I always start @ 6:30am to avoid the crowds. I make it a better workout by doing a double Loop. Clockwise, then counter-clockwise. Each loop takes 40-45 min.

on Fatmans Loop Trail

hiking
12 days ago

fun but super crowded

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