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Campbell Mesa Trail System, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Flagstaff > Flagstaff SE
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Difficulty 1.5 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance Round Trip 11.3 miles
Trailhead Elevation 6,778 feet
Elevation Gain 150 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 3 - 4 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 12.05
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9  2009-05-17 Jim_H
4  2008-09-10 hippiepunkpirate
Author HAZ_Hikebot
author avatar Guides 16,882
Routes 16,052
Photos 24
Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
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Preferred   Oct, May, Apr, Sep → 8 AM
Seasons   Late Spring to Autumn
Sun  6:10am - 6:31pm
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Consist of several looping trails. Page data reflects the all the loops. Adjust mileage accordingly when posting triplogs.


Campbell Mesa trail is located on a low and relatively flat mesa just east of the County Club area of Flagstaff, AZ. The trail consists of five loops of varying sizes. At the south end of the southern-most loop there is a half mile connector trail to access the Arizona Trail. All five loops of Campbell Mesa trail are interconnected and can be accessed from the Campbell Mesa trailhead.

As you depart from the trailhead you enter large stands of Ponderosa Pine trees. This area also supports old growth trees and Gambel Oaks. The trail also features many scenic views of Mt. Elden as well as the chance to see elk, deer and coyotes.

Campbell Mesa is within a non-motorized use area that aims to provide solitude for the visitors and shelter for the wildlife.



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2008-06-11 HAZ_Hikebot
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

    Most recent Triplog Reviews
    Campbell Mesa Trail System
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    Was looking to ride bikes in some cooler weather. Loaded up the truck and headed to Campbell mesa. I have ridden here before and my girlfriend really likes it so that was our destination. Was actually less busy than the last time, mostly trail runners. It was overcast wich made it nice. Completedall but the walnut loop before heading off to s scenic drive up eldon and then some burgers at Bun Huggers.
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    I wanted to do Elden, but my broken body from Agassiz couldn't take it, so I went out here and did the shortest loop in the system. I got a look at the burn from a few weeks back and I enjoyed the views of the big storm clouds to the east. It was a nice hot (record breaking) 90 degrees and this was a good way to kill a little time before heading back to Scott's to grill a huge amount of meat and drink a lot of beer.
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    A short mountain bike ride on the Anasazi Loop before work. I was having blast until I wrecked. Got a few scrapes and bruises, but I also bent my handle bars :( . I think I might keep my bike on the road and use my feet on the trails for the time being.
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    My plan last night was to get up early and do Elden. When I got up this morning I was not very stoked on Elden so I decided to take a little stroll up on Campbell Mesa. It turned out to be the perfect morning to Campbell Mesa, and the best experience I've had there. The pictures don't really do justice either. It rained last night so there were some nice fluffy clouds lingering, with an especially nice lens shaped one over Elden (it wasn't a good morning to do Elden anyway). The trail was still damp from the rain, and the grass was sprinkled with dew. I took my time and barely worked up a sweat because it was such a very pleasant morning on Campbell Mesa.
    Campbell Mesa Trail System
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    I aggravated a past knee injury last week after hiking 26 miles in three days so I wanted to do something real easy to test the knee out. A couple weeks ago my mom mentioned wanting to check out Campbell Mesa so this was a good opportunity. Just did the Continental Loop that borders the edge of the mesa. The neighborhood below was kind of noisy today but there were some nice wildflowers, though not as many as I was expecting. Wanted to get some pictures of the area for the website but when I got out there my battery was dead! Maybe next time.

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    To hike
    The Campbell Mesa trail system is located off Forest Road 303, commonly called Old Walnut Canyon Rd. Take the Country Club exit from Interstate 40, Route 66 and North Hwy 89, one mile to Old Walnut Canyon Rd; turn left (Old Walnut goes east, Oakmont goes west at this intersection). Drive approximately mile where you see the sign "Campbell Mesa Recreation Access". The last 1/2 mile is dirt. Park at the gate but do not block access to the gate. Walk through the gate and up the dirt road approximately 400 feet to the trailhead.
    page created by joebartels on Jun 11 2008 9:08 am
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