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.
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."
--Bruce Grubbs, Hiking Northern Arizona (Falcon Guides).
"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."
--Bruce Grubbs, Best Easy Day Hikes: Flagstaff (Falcon Guides).
"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."
--Renee Guillory, Best Hikes with Dogs: Arizona (The Mountaineers Books).
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