Explore the most popular nature trips 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.

Awesome Incline hike and gorgeous views of cave dwellings and scenery.

Nice Easy little hike, very scenic❣️Saw a Falcon or Hawk in flight.

hiking
5 days ago

Stopped in Flagstaff to try to hike Humphreys Peak for a Highpoint on our way to the NFPA Convention in Las Vegas only to fine the National Forest and trail closed. Here is the link to the trail to check the status before you make your trip. https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/coconino/recreation/recarea?recid=55108&actid=50.

walking
6 days ago

Great little loop to do with the family!! Very scenic and not technical at all! My youngest really liked the little fitness challenges along the way!

Beautiful trail through all the pine trees!!

hiking
8 days ago

My family enjoyed this hike and were very blessed with cloud cover.... Be prepared for hiking boots or high socks, as you will walk in ash for sometime and it can irritate the feet! To walk through the magma field is an amazing geographic experience! And a little creepy!

hiking
8 days ago

Super easy nice hike

skiing
8 days ago

This is the worst trail I’ve ever hiked. If you like crowds of ppl every 5 minutes this is the trail for you. If you like solitude definitely go somewhere else!

Entrance to road is closed due to extreme fire risk

An easy walk with great views

One of few more challenging hikes in the Flagstaff area, Mount Elden trail is designed in a way that makes the mountain as brutal as possible to go up. What could have been done in a mile and a half or so, takes 2.5 miles to ascend. You'll likely notice the unnecessary switchbacks and lengthened trail around the side of the mountain that makes it feel like you're expending all this energy to go nowhere. I've done this hike several times and will do it again, but every time I do it I'm frustrated with the design of the trail. not a very good trail at all, but a decent hike nonetheless.

hiking
12 days ago

Did it on a thanksgiving 2016 with friends. It had at least 2ft of snow on the peak, it was really challenging since we were wearing just random sneakers, it took us all day to go up and down. The views were just amazing

hiking
12 days ago

This is a short but nice hike with some mild elevation and changing terrain.

Have hiked it several times, a good hike . A good time .

hiking
12 days ago

Great hike.

hiking
14 days ago

Hiked this yesterday since most of the Coconino is closed off! The path is really easy to follow since it's actually the dirt road that the ranger uses to get up to the watch tower. We started around 1:30 PM and met about 10 people total.

hiking
14 days ago

I was lucky enough to be able to do the hike on a perfectly clear day with virtually no snow or ice at the top despite single digit wind-chill temps at the summit. The hike is essentially steep continuous switchbacks until the very end. In itself, that shouldn't be a problem for anyone in relative shape, but this is a high-altitude hike, which means the air gets much thinner as you gain. The last mile above the tree line is where this is particularly noticeable, and anyone who has not experienced high-altitude hiking before may have a good amount of trouble after this point.

That aside, the views throughout are gorgeous and the summit is breathtaking. Highly recommend.

14 days ago

Nice quick walk! So different from the Grand Canyon but as beautiful to explore. I do not recommend for people who cannot handle stairs. My mom had a hard time going back up. But easy for most.

hiking
15 days ago

Too easy and no wow factor. No one in the family was impressed with this one.

hiking
17 days ago

Was worth the drive from flagstaff, was very interesting to see the hardened lava, a lot more people on this trail than the other ones around it.

hiking
17 days ago

A really nice hike. The first section is flat, but then gradually increases in altitude. Only the last section is steeper. Awesome views of the San Francisco Peaks and Sunset Crater lava flow.

hiking
18 days ago

We hiked the 1 mile lava hike that was rated moderate as well as the flat and easy lava flow trail. The uphill on the lava hike was not too bad. .5 mile pretty steep grade, but the view at the top is worth it due to the supernatural look and feel of the area on top. The trail won’t seem strenuous for anyone who does a fair amount of hiking. The easy trail was awesomely fun too - a garden of lava everywhere you look.

Great trail some tough spots but worth the effort
Very busy trail lots of dogs
We did this hike last week was open then

hiking
19 days ago

Arrived to snow bowl road today and kissed closure sign. Please WATCH FOR CLOSURES despite statement on this site about availability all year round

hiking
19 days ago

I drove 5 hours to hike this mountain, only to find it was closed (my fault for not checking). I called the forest ranger and he said the entire mountain area is closed for all activities until they receive "a significant amount of moisture". So it could be a while until it reopens.

Nice hike under 2 hours

Closed 5/27 due to fire risk

hiking
21 days ago

Nice trail through pine groves. Mostly level with just enough ups and downs to feel like a hike. Some sections are difficult to figure out without the map and areas are pretty rocky. Lot of cleared areas.

hiking
22 days ago

Since Humphreys was closed this weekend.

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