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    Karen Cooper Trail

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    10.8 km
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    84 m
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    Karen Cooper Trail is a 10.8 km out and back route that follows a well-maintained urban route. This multi-use trail is used by walkers, bikers, runners, strollers, and more. It’s a great way to get some steps in and enjoy nature without having to leave Flagstaff. The route is wide, easy to follow, and mostly flat. Expect moderate traffic on this trail.

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    Route Description for Karen Cooper Trail

    Karen Cooper Trail is an urban multi-use trail in Flagstaff, Arizona. The trail can be enjoyed by walkers, dogs on leash, bikers, runners, and strollers. It’s mostly flat and wide and tends to be well-maintained. This route travels through several different neighborhoods, so you can access it anywhere along its length.

    Since this is a multi-use pathway, remember to share the trail and move over for one another. Keep dogs on leash and close by as bikers will likely be passing you. Be careful in winter, parts of the trail can become icy or muddy.

    From the trailhead near Wheeler Park, the route follows the Rio de Flag up into Rock Ridge Estates. It continues north through Coconino Estates and then hugs the base of Observatory Mesa through Anasazi Ridge. The route ends at N Fort Valley Road just past the Museum of Northern Arizona. From here, turn back and retrace your steps.

    Getting to the Karen Cooper Trail Trailhead

    The trailhead for Karen Cooper Trail is on W Birch Ave.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground


    • When to do


    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly


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    • Crowd Levels


    • Route Type

      Out and back

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