Campbell Loop trails

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Hiking along the Contenental Loop
Hiking in the Campbell loop hike system
Campbell loop hikes: Map
The start of the Anasazi trail loop
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Location

How to Get There
This hike is located near Flagstaff, AZ.

From the Flagstaff area, take I-40 East to the Country Club drive exit. Turn right (south) and take this road 0.8 miles. Turn left onto Old Walnut Canyon road and take this paved road 0.9 miles. The parking area for the Campbell Loop trailhead is on the left. After parking here, you'll walk about 500 ft up the dirt road to the start of the loop trails.
addressone
Old Walnut Canyon Road
city
flagstaff
state
az
Region
Northern Arizona

Hike details

Distance
4.40 [Miles] Total
Hike Distance- Details
Continental loop: 1.8 miles
Anasazi loop: 2.6 miles
Time
1.50 [Hours]
Time-details
It took me 1.5 hours moving at a strong pace.
Elevation Change
50 Total gain/loss [Feet]
Elevation Details
The loop hikes in this area are pretty flat.
Hike Trail Type
Loop

Season

Best Season
  • June
  • July
  • August
Date Hike completed
June 14, 2021

Solitude

Solitude
Medium
Solitude Details
Ok solitude in this area. Expect to meet 10-20 other hikers.

Difficulty

Difficulty Rating
Easy
difficulty detail
Both of the loop hikes are pretty easy.

Permits

Be Aware of
Mountain bikers like these trails too

Hike of the Continental and Anasazi loop hikes in the Campbell trail system near Flagstaff, Arizona.

From the parking area, walk along the dirt road 0.2 miles to the trail start sign containing a map of the trails in the area. To the left is the unsigned start to the Continental Loop hike. Straight ahead and across the road is the signed start of the Anasazi trail.

For the Continental loop, continue on the easy to follow trail for about 500 ft where you'll reach a sign for the loop (JCT_1 on the map). You can take the loop in either direction. We arbitrarily chose counter clockwise. The path though the pine forest is easy to follow as mount Elden peaks out at you while you hike north. The only route finding is a dirt road that takes off to the right (JCT_2L on the map). Stay left here and you'll stay on the correct trail as it bends west. Soon the trail bends back south for the return, where you'll enjoy some elusive views of Duck lake through the trees. The entire loop is 1.8 miles long.

For the Anasazi loop, after crossing the road and following the signed trail, you'll walk 0.2 miles to a signed trail junction (JCT_3L on the map). Stay left here and walk through the sparse pine forest for 1.1 miles to the next signed trail junction (JCT_4R on the map). Turn right here and continue along the loop as it doubles back west to the trailhead start. This loop is 2.6 miles long.

Map

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