The Flagstaff segment of the Arizona Trail is nearly 5 miles long and passes through the middle of town between Interstate 40 and Route 66. The trail's surface varies from paved to gravel and generally follows along urban streets, also going through scenic Buffalo Park. The trail links US Forest Services trails Fisher Point and Oldham.
The Arizona Trail crosses over Cedar Avenue via the Matt Kelly Urban Trail Bridge 139 feet long, 14 feet wide and 19 feet high. At it's southern end, the trail courses through a ponderosa pine forest and is rough going in some places. On the north end the trail goes around the east rim of McMillan Mesa, for great views.
Another 0.68 mile of trail is being built on the south side of McMillan Mesa, from Route 66 to the existing trail on top of the mesa. Once built (projected 2011 or 2012), the trail will complete a missing section through Flagstaff.
Parking and Trail Access
The McMillan Mesa section of the Arizona Trail
The section on McMillan Mesa is mostly packed Volcanic fine gravel or Chet. Suitable for a 3- wheel cycle. Crosses the 2007 Matt Kelly Urban Trail Bridge. Mostly shade less, with wide open views in all directions. The trail through Buffalo Park is also ...