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.

Always loved this trail give yourself a couple of hours to finish the whole thing and take it all in! well worth the drive ⛰

hiking
20 hours ago

Good morning hike to get blood flowing, not much for views

Beautiful but not so easy loop. In lieu of distinct switchbacks, it seems the trail goes mostly straight up towards the top. Great bouldering and views along this loop.

Great easy trail fun little stations to add additional exercises along the way.

mountain biking
1 day ago

First time mountain biking and it was perfect for me. View was awesome! Would do it again

Good hike. Great for kids over 5.

mountain biking
3 days ago

My wife and I biked this loop and enjoyed the fairly even and open terrain. There were quite a few patches of rocky spots, but nothing that would force you stop and get off.

Well-maintained. The placement of markers on trees should be reviewed.

hiking
3 days ago

We always do this hike when in Flag, nice one hour circle with lovely views and plenty of wildlife. It was a very quiet morning hike on a week day so no trouble parking

hiking
4 days ago

Amazing views! Easily one of my favorite hikes in recent memory, and my 17th State high point!

hiking
5 days ago

Drove up to hike for a day trip from the Phx area. This was a beautiful hike, full of switchbacks & some beautiful views. Lots of small lizards along the way & variety of trees. The area is still recovering (and will be for a long time) from the 1977 Radio Fire - but don't let this deter you, the hike is so beautiful.

Parking was free at the base, about 25-30 spaces. I arrived around 8/8:15 a.m. and it was about half full on a Friday. Hiked the Fatman's loop to the Elden Lookout trailhead. Some areas are steep and I would agree with the 'hard' rating.

Views at the top are great, climb the radio tower if it's open (worth it!). Shared a few photos for views on the way up/ down. I would recommend hiking shoes/ tennies if you have them, on the way down there were a few loose rocks (but nothing you can't handle!).

hiking
7 days ago

Unbelievable views, and challenging terrain. This hike had many other hikers on the trail. I clocked 5.1 miles in 2 1/2 hours. The Summit sign was just changed (new) earlier today. It was kind of a bummer I couldn’t locate the USGS medallion. The last 2 miles are the most challenging due to the lose rock, false summits (3 of them) and the thin air. Over all a great challenging hike.

hiking
7 days ago

Great hike! Did the entire trail plus added a bit extra on by going up the Weatherford trail a ways before turning back - would up a little over 12 miles round trip.My wife and I enjoyed all the new growth and wild flowers after a month of some monsoon rains.It was 68 degrees - perfect, wonderful getaway from the valley. Good workout hike too,

Great views, lots of pretty flowers and pines and some Aspen trees!

Good family hike. Trail was open when we arrived.

A little less fat now. Big rocks, little lizards, great times.

hiking
8 days ago

Amazing trail. Wonderful views. One of first times using the free app. It stopped recording somehow so not exactly how far i actually hiked. Preparing to go Havasupai - this trail has lots of ups and more ups! Good work out for me. Temp in low 80’s with overcast skies made it perfect !!!

Love this trail. Nice easy hike into Walnut Canyon. My dog's favorite trail to hang with other dog friends.

hiking
9 days ago

It's easy but I'm not sure what to see in this trail.

hiking
9 days ago

Walk to the bottom of the crater. The red mountain top of the crater is beautiful and impressed.

You can walk along the rim to see the walnut canyon, while the scene is not very featured.

hiking
9 days ago

It's so interesting! Many rooms under the rocks. It's funny to live here.

hiking
10 days ago

How can hikes be better than this? Hard to fathom.

We 'trained' for Humphrey's for a couple of months, knowing that it would be the highest elevation we'd ever climbed, and gave ourselves (staying in Flagstaff) 3 days to acclimate. It's doable if you are in decent shape, bring plenty of water and a snack for the top, and have some patience with all of the other foot traffic. We picked the most gorgeous day - not a cloud in the sky and rain chances (during monsoon season), 0%. Apparently everyone else chose the same Saturday, and with good reason. Our group of 7 was up in 3, down in 3 for a total of 6 hours (left the parking lot at 6:45 am). The trail is really unforgiving in places - lots of rocks, roots and other low-lying obstacles to give your knees and ankles an insane workout. Trekking poles help, but aren't required.

No reason to restate what has been posted. Just put this on your bucket list and check it off. (Sorry to hear Ron's tale, below!)

While we would have liked to take a pic at the summit sign to show our 12,633-foot, 3,300 vertical odyssey was legit, it was vandalized (or whipped off its post from recent monsoons). Regardless, I'll never forget this epic hike!

hiking
10 days ago

More of a tourist walk than a hike, but so interesting to learn about the living conditions and culture of the Sinagua tribe and how they lived during the 1100s and during the period when the San Francisco peaks were active volcanos.

The steps will get the heart pumping.

There is a $10 fee per person as it is a national monument. If you are looking to hike Walnut Canyon, there are other more authentic trails.

hiking
10 days ago

5 starts might seem a bit overboard, but this trail absolutely rocked. Such beautiful scenery with massive Ponderosa pines and random car-sized boulders, and peaceful to boot - blue skies, birds of prey circling the cliffs and the smell of evergreens in the air. We took a brief detour to the Pit rock climbing area first (take the right fork after leaving the campground trailhead), which added some great scenery and elevation, then followed Sandys to the AZ trail before returning, giving us a 3.7 mile RT route.

This just seemed to be pulled from a postcard. Incredible. Easy, yes, But awesome nonetheless.

Well i have climbed Mt Rainer 7 times from all sides and 40 years worth of mountaineering on techinical climbing rock, ice & snow. Take this mountain with a trail to the summit. I tried last year at age 65 and only got to 10,300’. A trail runner fell and broke his ankle. I splinted it and took him down, no one would help. This year age 66 been training on the treadmill for 3 months at 5 times per week with a 30 pound pack and 5 pound ankle weights. I go at 2.5 mph at 15% for 80 minutes. I go today leaving at 02:00 wanted to see a sunrise from high up. Made it to 10,064’ and had to descend. Why, well first a bear 20’ from me off to the side. Then two bears on the trail i made noise and it didn’t phase them so then i go off trail to get around them and they start pacing me. The only way i could go was down. This mountain is turning into a pain, lol.

hiking
13 days ago

Amazing hike! My wife, 2 year old daughter and I had a blast hiking through the aspens, up to the incredible view of the peaks! I was pleasantly surprised by the deceiving amount of elevation gain, thanks to the long, sweeping switchbacks. Can’t wait to do it again!

very cool topography!

Beautiful trail taking you through parts of Picture Canyon Preserve. Various scenic areas like the hieroglyphs but somehow bypassed the waterfall. Gives me another reason to come back again. Easy hike with no real notable elevation change. It didn't take long to leave the industrial area.

There were some areas of the trail that were not well marked and at one point found myself walking in a circle because there was no markings but plenty of old jeep trails so it got confusing.

More trails to explore but I will definitely come back to do this one again.

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