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    Soldier and Highlands Loop

    Difficulty
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    Moderate
    Duration
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    1.5-2h
    Distance
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    6.9 km
    Elevation
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    107 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    Stroll underneath oak trees and pine forests on the Soldier and Highlands Loop, a fairly relaxed hiking and running route north of Flagstaff. This is a good pick for weekend warriors who want to get outside and be active in nature. This is a great hike in the fall when the leaves have gone golden and red. The views aren’t sky-high, but the trail has a great ambiance and it’s usually not too busy. Expect moderate traffic.

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    Route Description for Soldier and Highlands Loop

    The Soldier and Highlands Loop is a pleasant moderately difficult hiking and running route north of Flagstaff. This route doesn’t deliver huge views, but being in the forest here is lovely and the route doesn’t get too busy. Try to time your hike for when the leaves are turning colors in the fall.

    The signage on this hike leaves a bit to be desired, especially at the beginning of the hike. A downloaded GPS route can help you find the way.

    From the trailhead, hike out onto Garrison Road and pass the amphitheater, taking Soldier Trail to the 4-way junction. Go left here, At the next 4-way junction, go left again. At the trail split, you’ll make your third left. You’ll follow the Highland Trail as you loop through the trees. At the trail split, you’ll start your three right turns in a row to head back past the amphitheater and to the trailhead.

    Getting to the Soldier and Highlands Loop Trailhead

    The trailhead for the Soldier and Highlands Loop is off Garrison Road.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground

      No

    • When to do

      March-November

    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly

      Yes

    • Route Signage

      Poor

    • Crowd Levels

      Moderate

    • Route Type

      Loop

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