Riding through praise-like landscapes with the San Francisco Peaks as your backdrop, this picturesque trail is for the more experienced mountain biking enthusiast seeking an adventure route with many singletrack lines.
While the first 5-miles are relatively flat as you wind through Anderson Mesa, the next two miles provide a steep, rocky downhill path that zigzag through parts of Walnut Canyon.
This trail allows you to shred through a scenic landscape while having opportunities to snap excellent photos of the majestic peaks and canyon.
What Makes It Great
While there are definitely more technical rides in Flagstaff that provide opportunities to hone your skills, this trail offers breathtaking scenic and wildlife views that many trails lack.
More akin to a marsh than lake, your first several miles provide easy riding through scattered trees and a Midwest praise setting. Things get more exciting toward the end of the trail with a steep, downhill ride.
This trail is ideal for moderate to advanced cyclists or beginner's wanting to improve their skills.
Who is Going to Love It
This trail is great for those who enjoy mountain biking in a nature-rich part of the southwest.
Although the majority of the trail is easy to moderate, the last two miles of the journey make it worthwhile for the more experienced person.
Great to ride solo or as a group.
Directions, Parking, & Regulations
Take Lake Mary Rd to Forest Road 128 (about 2.5 miles past lower Lake Mary) toward Marshal Lake and Lowell Observatory. Merge left toward Lake Marshal and the trail head is about 1/4 miles down the road on the left.