General Information: This segment of the state-spanning Arizona Trail was designed to give the equestrian user a alternate route around Flagstaff to avoid the busy city traffic and also to provide a safe way to cross Interstate 40.
The trail follows the rim of Walnut canyon so have your camera ready, as the views are spectacular. There will be a variety of photo opportunities including scenic canyon shots to fabulous views of the San Francisco Peaks. There is also an abundance of wildlife. Keep your eyes open for elk, deer, antelope, squirrels, fox, coyote and many varieties of birds.
From the trailhead, you can go north or south. The northern route continues for 3.5 miles to Interstate 40. The southern route follows the rim of Walnut Canyon to Fisher Point and then across Walnut Canyon into the Mormon Lake District of the Coconino National Forest. This portion of the Arizona Trail goes to Marshall Lake.
Directions: From Flagstaff, Take Country Club Drive to Oakmont Drive and turn left. Oakmont Drive will turn into Forest Road 303, follow FR 303 for 3.8 miles to the trailhead parking which is located on the right.
Elevation: 8,500 feet
Elevation Gain: 2,000 feet
Distance: 9 miles
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