Campbell Mesa to Arizona Trail Loop
The Campbell Mesa to Arizona Trail Loop is a 23.3 km hike that adds distance to the traditional Campbell Mesa Loop. Pick this one when you want to spend all day outside. This route is easy to reach from the eastern side of Flagstaff and it provides lovely views of the pines, big wildflower blooms in summer, and wildlife. You’ll see lots of mountain bikers on this route as well.
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Route Description for Campbell Mesa to Arizona Trail Loop
The Campbell Mesa to Arizona Trail Loop is an expansive hiking and mountain biking trail that’s easy to reach from Flagstaff, especially the eastern side of the city. This route is lined by purple wildflowers in the summer and the view is pleasantly varied. You might be lucky enough to spot some elk on this hike.
This route is well-defined and easy to follow and the signage is good, so a downloaded GPS route isn’t a necessity. You will likely come across mountain bikers, so remember to share the trail.
From the trailhead, take Campbell Mesa Trail to the fork with FS Loop, which you’ll follow under the highway and tracks. Take a right onto AZT-Mount Elden past Tip Tank and follow the Arizona Trail back across the tracks and under the highway. Stay left onto Walnut Canyon Trail and follow this across Walnut Canyon Road and E Old Walnut Canyon Road. Stay right onto the Walnut Meadows Loop, which will lead you back to the trailhead.
Getting to the Campbell Mesa to Arizona Trail Loop Trailhead
The trailhead for the Campbell Mesa to Arizona Trail Loop is off E Old Walnut Canyon Road.
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