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Little America Trail, 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 2.9 miles
Trailhead Elevation 6,859 feet
Elevation Gain 100 feet
Accumulated Gain 440 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 1.5 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 5.1
Interest Perennial Creek
Backpack No
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7  2018-07-23 DarthStiller
8  2017-06-18 rayhuston
6  2016-07-25 DarthStiller
7  2015-07-26 rayhuston
9  2014-10-21 AZWanderingBear
21  2014-07-09 DarthStiller
Author AZWanderingBear
author avatar Guides 27
Routes 62
Photos 2,620
Trips 691 map ( 4,617 miles )
Age 63 Male Gender
Location Phoenix, AZ
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Preferred   May, Sep, Oct, Jun
Seasons   ALL
Sun  7:13am - 6:09pm
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Pines, Squirrels, and Lava Rocks
by AZWanderingBear

This little hike is on the grounds of the Little America hotel. It provides an opportunity to stretch your legs and enjoy a pine forest, likely some squirrels, and lava rocks.

The trail begins just east of the pool. Signs along the well graded and graveled path informs the hiker that he or she is traveling through a pine forest that was part of a fire in 2010. Almost no signs of the fire remain, indeed the area looks much like a park. Expect to see Abert's Squirrels along the trail. They are medium sized, have cute little tufted ears and feed exclusively on the Ponderosa Pines along the trail.

The trail offers 2 loops. The A loop is approximately 1.65 miles. If you combine both loops into a figure 8 the total distance is almost 3 miles with a total elevation change of 440 feet. The western leg of the A loop runs along and just below an ancient lava flow. The southern intersections of the loops provide a nice vantage point for the Rio de Flag, a small stream that runs through Flagstaff. Deer are often spotted in the mornings or evenings grazing in the riparian area.

You will hear traffic noise from the nearby I-40, but it is easy to forget you are this close to the city as you stroll this pleasant little trail.

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2014-10-22 AZWanderingBear
    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.

    Permit $$

    Map Drive
    Paved - Car Okay

    To hike
    From Flagstaff go east on I-40 and take 198. Turn east onto Butler Ave and then into the Little America parking lot. The trail begins near the swimming pool.
    page created by DarthStiller on Oct 22 2014 7:01 pm
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