Buffalo Park Loop

Buffalo Park, Arizona

Distance1.8mi
Elevation Gain170ft
Trailhead Elevation7,144ft
Top7,147ft
Elevation Min/Max7093/7147ft
Elevation Start/End7144/7144ft

Buffalo Park Loop

Buffalo Park Loop is a hiking and biking trail in Coconino County, Arizona. It is within Buffalo Park. It is 1.8 miles long and begins at 7,144 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 170 feet. This trail connects with the following: Arizona Trail.

Buffalo Park Loop Professional Reviews and Guides

"This popular, easy walk is part of the Flagstaff Urban Trail System and is located on Switzer Mesa. The scattered pine forest and open meadows give this place an open, airy feeling. The spaciousness is enhanced by the great views of San Francisco Mountain, the Dry Lake Hills, and Elden Mountain."

"Located on Switzer Mesa, this popular, easy walk is part of the Flagstaff Urban Trail System. The scattered pine forest and open meadows give this place a special feeling. The spaciousness is enhanced by the great views of San Francisco Mountain, the Dry Lake Hills, and Elden Mountain.

In the late 1980s, the park narrowly escaped having a major road built through it, but that proposal was soundly rejected by a citizen’s initiative—proving that the people of Flagstaff greatly value and appreciate the remarkable views and serenity of this elevated mesa within the city."

"Once your dog is watered and leashed—remember to take extra water since half of this loop hike is fully exposed—you are on your way. This trail loops through both meadow and forest atop a mesa nestled in the shadow of the San Francisco Peaks. Buffalo Park is busy at peak times, though not as busy as it could be.

Mountain biking, though allowed, is unpopular herering. Cattle grazing is permitted on most public lands in Arizona, and iardia is always a threat. thanks to the level trail. By heeding trail etiquette and leash rules, you and your dog will certainly enjoy this highly scenic, conditioning or maintenance hike just minutes from downtown Flagstaff."

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Trail Information

Buffalo Park
Nearby City
Buffalo Park
Parks
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Easy
Skill Level
Flagstaff Parks and Recreation
Local Contacts
USGS Flagstaff West (trail not shown)
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Oct 2018