Explore the most popular walking 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
1 day ago

Finally Conquered this hike today 5/21/2018. Challenging hike with lots of switch backs. Wore a long sleeve and Klim bubble jacket with a beanie. It was very windy at the top. 9.2 miles is not accurate RT. It was more like 10.5+ miles. My legs are feeling the workout!

hiking
1 day ago

Beautiful area but hard to stay on the intended trail. After you descend down, you cross over the pipeline intersection and head towards the mountain. There are a lot of small off trails so I’m not certain I actually stayed on the intended trail or not. But.. it was beautiful and great views of Flagstaff. I’ll try it again soon!

Nice trail, very windy’

The Purina plant and water treatment plant at the beginning are a little off-putting, as others mentioned. However, once you get in about ¼ of a mile this is a very pleasant and easy trail. My husband and I used this as a “recovery” hike between visiting Joshua Tree and the Grand Canyon, as we stayed in Flagstaff. We appreciated the shade on much of the trail and it is well kept. However, it is very sandy in parts, so I wouldn’t recommend Chacos or other open-toed shoes.

hiking
3 days ago

This was a nice, mostly easy hike, and I am in poor health. Went with my 60 yo husband and dog, who was off leash the entire time. We went on a Saturday afternoon around 1 and only saw 2 people going in as we went out. There is one area (around 1/2 mile in, I think) where the trail marker tells you to go to the left, but we only saw some boulders and didn't really see a path, so we kept along what looked like the main trail. We figured out later that that was the part with the petroglyphs. Oops! If you DO skip that little part, the hike is 1.8 miles. Mostly smooth and we were able to walk 2 wide. There were a couple sections with some fallen trees, but were easy to step over. The last 1/2 mile was pretty uphill and I had to stop and rest, but remember I'm in poor health. I'd like to do it again, though!

backpacking
3 days ago

Great views and great way to break away from technology!

trail running
3 days ago

pretty rough 3/4 mile at the start then it mellows out. Nice and not busy with wide path to run side by side!

hiking
4 days ago

Did this trail yesterday. It is definitely not 9.2 miles, we tracked it at 13.3 out and back. This time of year it is very windy past the tree line so be prepared. Download the map as that helped us not lose the trail. Great hike with awesome views and scenery!

Still snow at the top of Abineau. Hard to connect to the rest of the trail.

If you’re used to hiking in Flagstaff this trail is a little boring. Definitely on the easier side. Some rocks and stuff when you get closer to the end of the trail. Also, watch for snakes at this point. The view is nice. Fairly shaded with lots of off-shoot trails should you want to explore.

on Humphrey's Peak

hiking
7 days ago

Did this last Sunday 5/13/18. Trail was clear. No snow left.
As many others reported, it is easy to lose the trail at some points, but well signed the last mile up. Also, I don’t think it’s 9.2 miles, more like 10.5. It was a little windy at the top as one can expect. Nothing unmanageable. A wind jacket did it for me. For the most part it’s nicely shaded, until you past the tree line and start the saddle, then you are exposed for the last 1,000 ft or so.
Elevation gain is nice and smooth and views are stunning. Very friendly, helpful and respectful people on the trail!!!!

Great for trail running!

Beautiful Mountain Meadows and Aspen and pine woodland.

Way cool once in a lifetime type of trail where you’re in the thick of a some 900 years+ of lava flow and the impact it’s left behind to nature. It’s absolutely captivating albeit a very short trail. Feel like another world in there frozen lava flow.

hiking
9 days ago

Nice trail slight incline/decline near the trailhead. Very relaxing and quiet very little man made noises. Near the end there are some caves to explore. Also watch for snakes came across a few on my last hike

hiking
9 days ago

This 2500ft incline hike will test your stamina for sure. Be careful as the trail seems to have been washed out in a few places higher up. This hike has what I call a grand staircase feature which is pretty cool. Unbelievable views at the top when you reach the towers. This hike took me just under 3 hours to complete, rests included. Passed by many other hikers on this trail as it is popular due to how close the trailhead is to Flagstaff. I recommend trekking poles for the descent, especially if you have bad ankles and knees like me.

hiking
9 days ago

My husband and I went this evening and it was beautiful. We enjoyed seeing the different types of trees and huge boulders. Everything was so unique. Can’t wait to finish the other trails around this one tomorrow!!

hiking
11 days ago

I took Christmas tree to Heart to Sunset. I will say views wise, I wish I did it in reverse but sunset to go up (or down) is a bit treacherous. Christmas tree is relatively flat and shaded in the am. Heart trail feels like desert walking and is much less shaded. There were sporadic flowers blooming though and they were beautiful. Heart Trail is 2 miles of uphill climb and switchbacks and the views are great! When you first arrive at Sunset Trail on the ridge line, you’re walking through aspens (that were budding when I was there). It was super windy on the ridge line but the views behind me were fantastic. Once you start the descent (the same trail used to go up to Mount Elden Lookout) the trail becomes slippery with loose rocks. The total mileage according to my Fitbit was 9.5 miles and it took me roughly 4 hours to hike.

hiking
13 days ago

Great hike, with fast strenuous elevation change throughout

ALERT. Some of the switchbacks are near game trails which are misleading and can cause one to go astray. Especially the one at 10840 has a straight ahead looking path - rule of thumb, if you have to clamber over excess rocks or timber fall, probably NOT the trail. Is generally clearly evident except for those caveat. Great views, not sure if it's three or four false summits but as long as you prepare yourself for them it's fine

walking
13 days ago

Really enjoyed this walk. Took about 1.5 hours and was roughly 4.5 miles. The view at the end is very beautiful. You won't see many others on this trail and although I saw tons of bike tire tracks, I did not encounter any bikers. Enjoyed the view of San Francisco Peaks at the end of the trail. Would not rate this as moderate (more easy).

walking
13 days ago

Fun spot for a walk. You'll even get a cool view of Mount Humphreys at a point. Took me 1 hour 45 with occasional brisk walking and was about 6 miles. Hardly any elevation gain. The parking lot looks like its about to be lined or paved but I didn't have an issue finding parking. Saw 1 biker and 2 runners the entire time.

hiking
13 days ago

An excellent trail with absolutely unbeatable views. Strenuous hike especially if you aren't used to higher altitudes, but worth the trek. Would highly suggest ensuring warm layers for the top because snow was present even mid fall.

hiking
15 days ago

Strenuous trail for sure. Upper 2/3 of the trail had some snow, but we were able to do it just fine without spikes. Snow was melting quickly. Beautiful views from the top. You must mentally push through the 3 false summits before the actual summit.

15 days ago

The cliff dwelling make it worth dealing with crowds. Good quick “walk”, more than a hike. The stairs are the only thing that will get you a little winded.

hiking
16 days ago

Nice! Interesting for sure.

hiking
17 days ago

Real nice, short trail near J & H RV Park on north 89. It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon and we only encountered maybe 10-12 people and 4-5 dogs out there :). We had our lab off-leash most of the time.

hiking
17 days ago

Great hike! Some spots were difficult on following the trail, but over all excellent hike!

hiking
17 days ago

Great hike, very difficult at the top with snow. Went up 5/4/18 and still very much covered in snow

17 days ago

absolutely amazing, did a winter climb very very hard but worth it in the end

Amazing views of Flagstaff! Challenging walk but definitely worth it for the memories!

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