Flagstaff, AZ Mountain Biking Trails and Maps

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Arizona Trail (Flagstaff)

10.1 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel

Arroyo Trail

0.3 mi
State: AZ
Gravel

Bow & Arrow Trail

0.8 mi
State: AZ
Dirt, Gravel

Buffalo Park Loop

2 mi
State: AZ
Dirt, Gravel

Cedar Trail

1.36 mi
State: AZ
Concrete, Dirt

Fisher Point Trail

0.4 mi
State: AZ
Dirt, Gravel

Foxglenn Trail

1.9 mi
State: AZ
Cinder, Concrete, Dirt

JWP Trail

2.1 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt

Karen Cooper Trail (Rio North Trail)

3.6 mi
State: AZ
Dirt, Gravel

Mars Hill Trail

1.9 mi
State: AZ
Dirt, Gravel

Route 66 Trail

4.9 mi
State: AZ
Concrete

Sinclair Wash Trail

5.7 mi
State: AZ
Crushed Stone

Southwest Crossing Trail

0.6 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Switzer Canyon Trail

1.25 mi
State: AZ
Concrete, Dirt, Gravel

Switzer Wash Trail

0.4 mi
State: AZ
Crushed Stone

Tunnel Springs Trail

1.9 mi
State: AZ
Dirt, Gravel
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Flagstaff segment of the Arizona Trail is just over 10 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...
AZ 10.1 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel
The Arroyo Trail is a short trail that extends from the paved Pine Knoll Trail at Pine Knoll Drive to a neighborhood on the north side of Interstate 40 in Flagstaff.
AZ 0.3 mi Gravel
The Bow & Arrow Trail follows an arroyo of the same name in a scenic canyon near Flagstaff's Coconino County Community College. The trail runs east and west of Lone Tree Road near the campus and...
AZ 0.8 mi Dirt, Gravel
The Buffalo Park Loop circles the park of the same name atop McMillan Mesa, an ancient lava flow. The trail traverses open, native grasslands and a small wooded section in a ravine. From the mesa you...
AZ 2 mi Dirt, Gravel
The Cedar Trail runs between West Street, on the east slope of McMillan Mesa, and Turquoise Drive, paralleling Cedar and Forest avenues. The trail traverses lightly forested hillside and dry...
AZ 1.36 mi Concrete, Dirt
The Fisher Point Trail is a short route heading down into a small side canyon along the east edge of the Pine Canyon development. It links the JWP Trail and a Forest Service trail that carries on to...
AZ 0.4 mi Dirt, Gravel
The Foxglenn Trail runs between Herold Ranch Road and Foxglenn Park on Butler Avenue. At the park end of the trail, the surface is concrete, and you connect to additional side trails here. The main...
AZ 1.9 mi Cinder, Concrete, Dirt
The JWP Trail follows along the south side of John Wesley Powell Boulevard between the eastern end of where the boulevard currently ends (as of 2011) and Lake Mary Road. Where the trail intersects...
AZ 2.1 mi Asphalt
In April 2011 the Rio North Trail was renamed the Karen Cooper Trail in memory of a Flagstaff City Council member. The Karen Cooper Trail runs for 3.6 miles between W. Cherry Avenue just north of...
AZ 3.6 mi Dirt, Gravel
The Mars Hill Trail runs west from Thorpe Park, climbing Mars Hill and ending where the Tunnel Springs Trail begins. The trail climbs through a steep draw amid an open pine forest. The trail crosses...
AZ 1.9 mi Dirt, Gravel
The Route 66 Trail in Flagstaff begins in the heart of the beautiful historic downtown district right next to the picturesque Flagstaff Train Depot. Parking is available right along historic Route 66...
AZ 4.9 mi Concrete
Internationally renowned for outdoor recreation activities and as the launching point for visits to Grand Canyon National Park, the city of Flagstaff also boasts one of the best community trail...
AZ 5.7 mi Crushed Stone
The Southwest Crossing Trail runs adjacent to Highland Mesa Drive toward I-40 then passes through open space, dropping down to go below I-40. The crossing was first built to move sheep but now funnels...
AZ 0.6 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Switzer Canyon Trail extends between Gemini Drive just south of Buffalo Park and Turquoise Drive near Ponderosa Parkway. The trail follows an abandoned portion of Cedar Avenue along an aggregate...
AZ 1.25 mi Concrete, Dirt, Gravel
The Switzer Wash Trail runs for nearly 0.5 mile in Switzer Wash along the south side of Butler Avenue, paralleling 4th Street. At its southern end it intersects with the Foxglenn Trail.
AZ 0.4 mi Crushed Stone
The Tunnel Springs Trail presents a challenging but steady ascent (or descent) on the south face of Observatory Mesa. The trail passes through ponderosa pine forest, extending between the Railroad...
AZ 1.9 mi Dirt, Gravel

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Trails by activity

Sinclair Wash Trail

AZ - 5.7 miles

Internationally renowned for outdoor recreation activities and as the launching point for visits to Grand Canyon National Park, the city of Flagstaff also boasts one of the best community trail...

JWP Trail

AZ - 2.1 miles

The JWP Trail follows along the south side of John Wesley Powell Boulevard between the eastern end of where the boulevard currently ends (as of 2011) and Lake Mary Road. Where the trail intersects...

Fisher Point Trail

AZ - 0.4 miles

The Fisher Point Trail is a short route heading down into a small side canyon along the east edge of the Pine Canyon development. It links the JWP Trail and a Forest Service trail that carries on to...

Arizona Trail (Flagstaff)

AZ - 10.1 miles

The Flagstaff segment of the Arizona Trail is just over 10 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...

Accordion

Buffalo Park Loop

AZ - 2 miles

The Buffalo Park Loop circles the park of the same name atop McMillan Mesa, an ancient lava flow. The trail traverses open, native grasslands and a small wooded section in a ravine. From the mesa you...

Mars Hill Trail

AZ - 1.9 miles

The Mars Hill Trail runs west from Thorpe Park, climbing Mars Hill and ending where the Tunnel Springs Trail begins. The trail climbs through a steep draw amid an open pine forest. The trail crosses...

Bow & Arrow Trail

AZ - 0.8 miles

The Bow & Arrow Trail follows an arroyo of the same name in a scenic canyon near Flagstaff's Coconino County Community College. The trail runs east and west of Lone Tree Road near the campus and...

Southwest Crossing Trail

AZ - 0.6 miles

The Southwest Crossing Trail runs adjacent to Highland Mesa Drive toward I-40 then passes through open space, dropping down to go below I-40. The crossing was first built to move sheep but now funnels...

Karen Cooper Trail (Rio North Trail)

AZ - 3.6 miles

In April 2011 the Rio North Trail was renamed the Karen Cooper Trail in memory of a Flagstaff City Council member. The Karen Cooper Trail runs for 3.6 miles between W. Cherry Avenue just north of...

Switzer Canyon Trail

AZ - 1.25 miles

The Switzer Canyon Trail extends between Gemini Drive just south of Buffalo Park and Turquoise Drive near Ponderosa Parkway. The trail follows an abandoned portion of Cedar Avenue along an aggregate...

Cedar Trail

AZ - 1.36 miles

The Cedar Trail runs between West Street, on the east slope of McMillan Mesa, and Turquoise Drive, paralleling Cedar and Forest avenues. The trail traverses lightly forested hillside and dry...

Route 66 Trail

AZ - 4.9 miles

The Route 66 Trail in Flagstaff begins in the heart of the beautiful historic downtown district right next to the picturesque Flagstaff Train Depot. Parking is available right along historic Route 66...

Switzer Wash Trail

AZ - 0.4 miles

The Switzer Wash Trail runs for nearly 0.5 mile in Switzer Wash along the south side of Butler Avenue, paralleling 4th Street. At its southern end it intersects with the Foxglenn Trail.

Tunnel Springs Trail

AZ - 1.9 miles

The Tunnel Springs Trail presents a challenging but steady ascent (or descent) on the south face of Observatory Mesa. The trail passes through ponderosa pine forest, extending between the Railroad...

Foxglenn Trail

AZ - 1.9 miles

The Foxglenn Trail runs between Herold Ranch Road and Foxglenn Park on Butler Avenue. At the park end of the trail, the surface is concrete, and you connect to additional side trails here. The main...

Mars Hill Trail

AZ - 1.9 miles

The Mars Hill Trail runs west from Thorpe Park, climbing Mars Hill and ending where the Tunnel Springs Trail begins. The trail climbs through a steep draw amid an open pine forest. The trail crosses...

Cedar Trail

AZ - 1.36 miles

The Cedar Trail runs between West Street, on the east slope of McMillan Mesa, and Turquoise Drive, paralleling Cedar and Forest avenues. The trail traverses lightly forested hillside and dry...

Southwest Crossing Trail

AZ - 0.6 miles

The Southwest Crossing Trail runs adjacent to Highland Mesa Drive toward I-40 then passes through open space, dropping down to go below I-40. The crossing was first built to move sheep but now funnels...

Switzer Wash Trail

AZ - 0.4 miles

The Switzer Wash Trail runs for nearly 0.5 mile in Switzer Wash along the south side of Butler Avenue, paralleling 4th Street. At its southern end it intersects with the Foxglenn Trail.

Accordion

Bow & Arrow Trail

AZ - 0.8 miles

The Bow & Arrow Trail follows an arroyo of the same name in a scenic canyon near Flagstaff's Coconino County Community College. The trail runs east and west of Lone Tree Road near the campus and...

Fisher Point Trail

AZ - 0.4 miles

The Fisher Point Trail is a short route heading down into a small side canyon along the east edge of the Pine Canyon development. It links the JWP Trail and a Forest Service trail that carries on to...

Sinclair Wash Trail

AZ - 5.7 miles

Internationally renowned for outdoor recreation activities and as the launching point for visits to Grand Canyon National Park, the city of Flagstaff also boasts one of the best community trail...

Buffalo Park Loop

AZ - 2 miles

The Buffalo Park Loop circles the park of the same name atop McMillan Mesa, an ancient lava flow. The trail traverses open, native grasslands and a small wooded section in a ravine. From the mesa you...

Arroyo Trail

AZ - 0.3 miles

The Arroyo Trail is a short trail that extends from the paved Pine Knoll Trail at Pine Knoll Drive to a neighborhood on the north side of Interstate 40 in Flagstaff.

Foxglenn Trail

AZ - 1.9 miles

The Foxglenn Trail runs between Herold Ranch Road and Foxglenn Park on Butler Avenue. At the park end of the trail, the surface is concrete, and you connect to additional side trails here. The main...

Route 66 Trail

AZ - 4.9 miles

The Route 66 Trail in Flagstaff begins in the heart of the beautiful historic downtown district right next to the picturesque Flagstaff Train Depot. Parking is available right along historic Route 66...

Arizona Trail (Flagstaff)

AZ - 10.1 miles

The Flagstaff segment of the Arizona Trail is just over 10 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...

Switzer Canyon Trail

AZ - 1.25 miles

The Switzer Canyon Trail extends between Gemini Drive just south of Buffalo Park and Turquoise Drive near Ponderosa Parkway. The trail follows an abandoned portion of Cedar Avenue along an aggregate...

Tunnel Springs Trail

AZ - 1.9 miles

The Tunnel Springs Trail presents a challenging but steady ascent (or descent) on the south face of Observatory Mesa. The trail passes through ponderosa pine forest, extending between the Railroad...

Karen Cooper Trail (Rio North Trail)

AZ - 3.6 miles

In April 2011 the Rio North Trail was renamed the Karen Cooper Trail in memory of a Flagstaff City Council member. The Karen Cooper Trail runs for 3.6 miles between W. Cherry Avenue just north of...

JWP Trail

AZ - 2.1 miles

The JWP Trail follows along the south side of John Wesley Powell Boulevard between the eastern end of where the boulevard currently ends (as of 2011) and Lake Mary Road. Where the trail intersects...

Route 66 Trail

AZ - 4.9 miles

The Route 66 Trail in Flagstaff begins in the heart of the beautiful historic downtown district right next to the picturesque Flagstaff Train Depot. Parking is available right along historic Route 66...

Bow & Arrow Trail

AZ - 0.8 miles

The Bow & Arrow Trail follows an arroyo of the same name in a scenic canyon near Flagstaff's Coconino County Community College. The trail runs east and west of Lone Tree Road near the campus and...

Switzer Canyon Trail

AZ - 1.25 miles

The Switzer Canyon Trail extends between Gemini Drive just south of Buffalo Park and Turquoise Drive near Ponderosa Parkway. The trail follows an abandoned portion of Cedar Avenue along an aggregate...

Mars Hill Trail

AZ - 1.9 miles

The Mars Hill Trail runs west from Thorpe Park, climbing Mars Hill and ending where the Tunnel Springs Trail begins. The trail climbs through a steep draw amid an open pine forest. The trail crosses...

Accordion

Fisher Point Trail

AZ - 0.4 miles

The Fisher Point Trail is a short route heading down into a small side canyon along the east edge of the Pine Canyon development. It links the JWP Trail and a Forest Service trail that carries on to...

Foxglenn Trail

AZ - 1.9 miles

The Foxglenn Trail runs between Herold Ranch Road and Foxglenn Park on Butler Avenue. At the park end of the trail, the surface is concrete, and you connect to additional side trails here. The main...

Switzer Wash Trail

AZ - 0.4 miles

The Switzer Wash Trail runs for nearly 0.5 mile in Switzer Wash along the south side of Butler Avenue, paralleling 4th Street. At its southern end it intersects with the Foxglenn Trail.

Arroyo Trail

AZ - 0.3 miles

The Arroyo Trail is a short trail that extends from the paved Pine Knoll Trail at Pine Knoll Drive to a neighborhood on the north side of Interstate 40 in Flagstaff.

Arizona Trail (Flagstaff)

AZ - 10.1 miles

The Flagstaff segment of the Arizona Trail is just over 10 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...

Tunnel Springs Trail

AZ - 1.9 miles

The Tunnel Springs Trail presents a challenging but steady ascent (or descent) on the south face of Observatory Mesa. The trail passes through ponderosa pine forest, extending between the Railroad...

Sinclair Wash Trail

AZ - 5.7 miles

Internationally renowned for outdoor recreation activities and as the launching point for visits to Grand Canyon National Park, the city of Flagstaff also boasts one of the best community trail...

Southwest Crossing Trail

AZ - 0.6 miles

The Southwest Crossing Trail runs adjacent to Highland Mesa Drive toward I-40 then passes through open space, dropping down to go below I-40. The crossing was first built to move sheep but now funnels...

Karen Cooper Trail (Rio North Trail)

AZ - 3.6 miles

In April 2011 the Rio North Trail was renamed the Karen Cooper Trail in memory of a Flagstaff City Council member. The Karen Cooper Trail runs for 3.6 miles between W. Cherry Avenue just north of...

Cedar Trail

AZ - 1.36 miles

The Cedar Trail runs between West Street, on the east slope of McMillan Mesa, and Turquoise Drive, paralleling Cedar and Forest avenues. The trail traverses lightly forested hillside and dry...

Buffalo Park Loop

AZ - 2 miles

The Buffalo Park Loop circles the park of the same name atop McMillan Mesa, an ancient lava flow. The trail traverses open, native grasslands and a small wooded section in a ravine. From the mesa you...

JWP Trail

AZ - 2.1 miles

The JWP Trail follows along the south side of John Wesley Powell Boulevard between the eastern end of where the boulevard currently ends (as of 2011) and Lake Mary Road. Where the trail intersects...

Recent Trail Reviews

Karen Cooper Trail (Rio North Trail)

great trail for bikes

July, 2020 by roccort2003

Nice trails

High Country Trail

great trail for beginners and medium level riders

June, 2018 by gotthis2000

Great time hills not to steep and pretty decent trail we took our new tandem out for a great time.

Sinclair Wash Trail

Ranks pretty high in my book

December, 2017 by parajared

It's a decent trail to escape to escape the Arizona heat. Even in the middle of July still a cool ride through the shade of the Flagstaff Pine trees. It does a great job of linking up to the NAU trail which is worth a look (interesting buildings architecturally), the Arizona Trail and the Route 66 trail but doesn't really link to Mars Hill trail very nicely, a roughly one mile elbow ticker of a ride down the skinny shoulder of RT 66 involved in the effort.

Dirt trail but suitable for recumbent trike.

Accordion

Route 66 Trail

Basically a sidepath along a busy road...

November, 2017 by pedalfree

Our travels brought us through Flagstaff and I wanted to stop and ride. I chose this trail mostly because it seemed as though it would be the easiest to find and parking was convenient. We parked at the visitors center which is in the old train depot downtown. It also serves as a working Amtrak station, which is very cool.

The trail heads east from here along Old Route 66. There are some relatively easy climbs but many grade crossings and all the challenges that typically come with sidepaths including right turning motorists.

That said, I really liked this trail for a couple of reasons. One, there were a lot of people on it even though it was a cold, gray morning. It's obvious that a lot of people in Flagstaff use their bikes for transportation and since this trail is along a major thoroughfare, that makes it a great resource.

Second, the trail itself is in good shape. It's mostly concrete and relatively smooth. There are signs where it intersects with the Arizona Trail and route finding was very easy. Come to think of it, there was a lot of connectivity here. I like that.

Finally, the sights along Old Route 66 are kind of cool. You'd miss a lot of it in a car but because you're going a little slower on a bike you see more.

At the end of the day, this is the type of path that I think is really important for cities to build, maintain and support. Are there prettier places to cycle? Absolutely. Is it the best recreation route? Probably not, although downtown Flagstaff is a lot of fun and it's worth reserving an hour or so to explore. Most importantly from my perspective, the Route 66 Trail is very good transportation corridor and for that reason I'm giving it five stars. Well done, Flagstaff.

Arizona Trail (Flagstaff)

Not as advertised

August, 2016 by ksvandiver

We started on this trail off of Lake Mary Rd where the map directed us to start. We realized the trailhead did not start there but it was about a 1.5 miles away. That's fine but the path is almost impassable. We thought some of it was just washed out and would then open up but this terrain is up and down very hilly and rocky trail. I don't think even a mountain bike could manage this trail. We pushed our bikes for about a mile and then turned back. It was just to hard. I don't recommend this the way the map shows it.

Country Club Trail

Bike / Sidewalk Trail

July, 2011 by noeljkelller

Nice new trail over the RR Tracks, then narrow sidewalk over I-40. Connects to Historical Route 66 with Underpasses. Scenic views. Noel Keller 25 Jun 2011

North 89 Trail

Smoothes Concrete surfaced Trail

July, 2011 by noeljkelller

Smoothest Concrete Trail, *****, narrow cut expansion joints, poured 2008,
Passes KOA Campground. Noisy US 89. Noel Keller 25 Jun 2011

Ponderosa Trail

Community Trail

June, 2011 by noeljkelller

Normal concrete surface along Lake Mary Rd, Asphalt has wide rough expansion cracks.
A Community Trail with many entries from residences on either side. No Trailhead, Parking on street. Noel Keller 22 Jun 2011

El Paso Trail

Bike / Sidewalk Trail

June, 2011 by noeljkelller

Not as smooth as the adjacent bike Lanes going through developing Flagstaff Mall. Noel Keller 25 Jun 2011

Buffalo Park Loop

A Butterfly shaped Trail

June, 2011 by noeljkelller

Trail surface of fine volcanic fine gravel is rough but suitable for 3 wheel cycles. Rode counterclockwise by fitness stations at regular intervals. Mostly shade less, with great view of the highest point in Arizona, (Hopi: Aaloosaktukwi) at 12,637 feet. The southwest section of the trail has a steep curved grade in and out of a ravine that does not provide enough traction for a 3 wheel cycle. Fish-tailed on way down and had to wheelchair on the way up. It can be by-passed, where the trail splits, N35.22092 W111.63465 by going east up to the Arizona Trail/ Service Road, then to the park entrance. Noel Keller 23 Jun 2011

Arizona Trail (Flagstaff)

The McMillan Mesa section of the Arizona Trail

June, 2011 by noeljkelller

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 a Service road bisecting the Buffalo Park Loop Trail.
Instead of the service road., one may use the east section of Buffalo Park Trail and stop to read a sign Honoring Dale Shewalter, a Flagstaff School Teacher, responsible for the early development of the Arizona Trail. Noel Keller 23 Jun 2011

Woodlands Trail

Woodlands Trail

June, 2011 by noeljkelller

Parking available at Wal-Mart’s for Woodlands Trail and many other Trails. A Bike/Sidewalk Trail with Concrete surface and street grade light crossings. Climbs to the North, opening to a scenic view approaching Historical Route 66. Noel Keller 21 Jun 2011

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