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    Oldham Trail

    Difficulty
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    Moderate
    Duration
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    3-4h
    Distance
    This reflects the return distance of this route as measured by the GPS file.
    10.8 km
    Elevation
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    345 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    The Oldham Trail begins from Buffalo Park, the most popular park in Flagstaff, and heads north through the forest to the base of the Dry Lake Hills. The route hugs the hills in a gentle climb, ending on the north side of T V Hill. This hike is a good pick for when you want to be immersed in the trees. It’s a bit rocky, so you’ll want sturdy boots. Expect light traffic on this hike.

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    Route Description for Oldham Trail

    The Oldham Trail is a scenic route that leads you from Buffalo Park to the Dry Lake Hills, climbing along the western base of T V Hill. This hike shows off mountain views from the park and nice forest views on the trail. Dogs on leash are welcome and active families should be able to complete this hike.

    You’ll want to wear sturdy boots for this hike since the trail is quite rocky. Additionally, some of the junctions in this area aren’t marked well, so a GPS route can help you find your way if needed.

    From the trailhead, hike north through the park. Leaving the park, continue on the Arizona Trail-Lower Oldham and stay left. Cross Pipeline Trail and bear left to stay on the AZT. The route will hug the base of the mountain and follow its curvature, climbing very gently to its endpoint at the junction with the Elden Lookout Road. From here, turn around and retrace your steps to the trailhead.

    Getting to the Oldham Trail Trailhead

    The trailhead for Oldham Trail is at the end of N Gemini Drive.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground

      No

    • When to do

      April-November

    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly

      Yes

    • Route Signage

      Average

    • Crowd Levels

      High

    • Route Type

      Out and back

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