Explore the most popular trail running 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.

hiking
23 hours ago

Beautiful weather. Beautiful trail.

hiking
1 day ago

Nice hike. Stay on the path most traveled rather than deceptive offshoot trails or you'll add unexpected distance like we and a few fellow hikers did. Would have been fine except more mileage than my 10 yr old had signed up for and we heard about it. Enjoyed the workout and the views.

hiking
2 days 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
3 days 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
4 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.

hiking
5 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
6 days ago

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

hiking
7 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
9 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.

For clarity, this trail also includes Elden Springs trail. We began on Sunset, then took Little Bear to cut through to Elden Springs. A person can also begin on Elden Springs and end on Sunset. Either way. Little Bear trail is only accessed via these other trails.

The only reason it's not 5 stars is because finding the Sunset trail from the parking lot is pretty difficult, as there are a handful of "social" trails that go off in different directions.

It is beautiful! There are a variety of trees, foliage, burned trees, wildflowers, boulders, mountain views, etc. that make it picturesque. It's a little more sunny on the trail than shady, although you get to enjoy both :)

You will encounter mountain bikers, but the trail is still well suited for hikers, and not "rutted" by overuse.

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
11 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
12 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!

First half of the hike was awesome, followed the directions from another post to get to the caves which were neat. Views at the top were great, practically a 360 of the city. We followed the loop to return, and must have taken a wrong turn at a fork because we ended up on a trail that parallels 89 for a bit. Walking near the road and in people's backyards were the only negatives to this hike. If we had stayed in the woods would have been lovely. Water/Gatorade/snacks highly recommended! Some shady spots depending on time of day

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
15 days ago

Great weather today! I have experienced all sorts of weather at the top. Always be prepared for a storm.
Not sure about AllTrails mileage for this hike, by distance calculated in at 10.5 miles.
Sturdy ankles are a must for this hike. Lots of trippers and rollers (roots, rocks, unstable terrain).

mountain biking
15 days ago

Great mtn bike singletrack.. easy and flows well

mountain biking
15 days ago

Easy fun trail for mtn bikes

15 days ago

Think of a nice steady uphill climb through the beautiful pine trees, and then at mile 4 you begin hiking Piestewa peak (but it's at 11,000+) feet. So the hard thing is that the hard part really does come at the end. And it's for about a mile. With no trees. But the views from the top are wonderful. And you're at the highest part of AZ. So it's 5 stars.
There really are three false summits. We used 2-3 liters of water each. 10.5 miles round trip took us 7 hours. Nice people on the trail.

hiking
16 days ago

Beautiful! I was freezing at the top, bring warm clothes. Can’t wait to do it again

hiking
16 days ago

A beautiful and amazing hike! We started at 5:40am and got to the top in 3 hours, took 2 few minute breaks and took our time for the last mile up. Coming down took almost as long as going up because of so many people coming up at that time, the path is a little narrow and we pulled over to give people going up the right of way.

hiking
16 days ago

perfect trail to get started on. there are some awesome views along the way!

A lot of false Summits but beautiful scenery amazing view from the peak

steep but worth the effort, beautiful views and forests. leave early to avoid monsoons

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