Where to Hike in Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff surrounded by mountains, a desert and majestic pine forests, making it a unique place to stay. There are also a variety of hiking trails when visiting this historic town and nature wonderland, so it is a great area to explore on foot. Here is where to hike in Flagstaff, Arizona.
1. Griffith Spring Trail
Are you looking for easy hikes in Flagstaff? The Griffith Spring Trail is one of the best. Walk through a ponderosa pine forest and well-maintained path of this easy mile loop. The track takes you through a small canyon, passing streams and various bird species.
2. Arizona Trail — Passage 31
This moderate point-to-point trail is one of the best hikes in Flagstaff during spring, summer and fall. The single-track takes you across various terrains, through forests and steeply descending into the Lower Walnut Canyon. You can expect to see red rock cliffs, views of vistas and the San Francisco Peaks. It also offers the opportunity to branch off to Urban Route.
3. Abineau-Bear Jaw Trails
The moderate to strenuous hike from Abineau Trail to Bear Jaw Trail is approximately seven miles with good elevation gain. Take in the views of the San Francisco Peaks and see The Grand Canyon in the distance. The loop takes you past colorful nature scenes all year round and animals and birds are abundant in the area.
4. Sandy Seep Trail No. 129
Flagstaff hikes would only be complete with the family visiting the Sandy Seep Trail. The 2.7-mile route takes just over an hour to complete and is superb if you love nature and wildflowers. Bring along your friendly canine for some exercise and fun.
5. Humphreys Peak Trail
The 10.6-mile out-and-back trail is considered moderately challenging. Humphreys Peak is the highest point in the Kachina Peaks Wilderness, offering spectacular viewpoints of the San Francisco Peaks and Grand Canyon in the distance. Take the rocky trail through forests and over 3,000 feet of elevation gain.
Other Hikes in Flagstaff
Other trails to consider exploring include:
- Easy trails: Buffalo Park, Veit Springs and Mars Hill.
- Moderate trails: Fat Man's Loop, Inner Basin and Aspen Nature Loop.
- Difficult trails: Elden Lookout, Kendrick Mountain Trail and Bismarck Lake.
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