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Buffalo Park - 15 members in 56 triplogs have rated this an average 2.6 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Jan 15 2021
Daytripper
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70 male
 Joined Dec 10 2016
 Gold Canyon
Pipeline Trail #42 - FlagstaffFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 15 2021
Daytripper
Hiking5.42 Miles 617 AEG
Hiking5.42 Miles   2 Hrs      2.83 mph
617 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
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Family trip to Flagstaff, rented an Airbnb near the Elden Lookout TH. Decided to get some exercise so we went to Buffalo Park where the dogs could roam. They drove back and I decided to hike it back to the Elden Lookout Trailhead. A few cross country runners out in Buffalo Park but not that busy despite being in the 50’s there was a strong steady cold breeze and some stronger gusts. Started along the AZT and Oldham trail then on to the pipeline trail. Initially mostly a road walk going past neighborhood use trails, a thinned out pine forest with tiny patches of snow along the way , a few people out walking their dogs from the neighborhoods. Further along after bending from south to easterly the trail became more interesting , the forest thickened , the trail became more of a one track and a bit rockier. Not sure I was on the true pipeline trail when coming across the old Elden homesite , grave and spring,info kiosks were present. Further along I was entertained by a Lindsey Stirling imitator perched on a rock ,a ways off trail , playing Celtic music on her violin :D Added some extra mileage with a wrong turn , made obvious by fences and no trespassing signs. Completed the hike on the Fatmans Loop to the parking lot where the trail became more crowded with families and runners.

dry Elden Spring Dry Dry
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Aug 02 2020
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65 female
 Joined Feb 26 2004
 Phoenix, AZ
Buffalo ParkFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 02 2020
tibber
Hiking1.00 Miles 20 AEG
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our after-dinner hike. We had done the Weatherford Canyon Loop earlier today. As expected, quite a few people were out. It was a lovely evening in the cooler air. We meandered rather than hiked really. We did see a deer also out for its evening walk; though I had to zoom to get a few pictures. There were a few different kinds of flowers as well as the standard Sunflowers this time of year. I so enjoy this Park :) It seems I've been coming here for so long now.
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Feb 19 2018
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 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Buffalo ParkFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 19 2018
BiFrost
Hiking2.10 Miles 100 AEG
Hiking2.10 Miles      40 Mns   3.15 mph
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Coming back from the Grand Canyon we decided to get out and stretch our legs. The weather had turned cold and windy with snow coming down so quick walk around Buffalo Park was good choice. Nice brisk walk!
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Feb 19 2018
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46 female
 Joined Jan 05 2012
 Phoenix,AZ
Buffalo ParkFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 19 2018
slowandsteady
Hiking2.10 Miles 100 AEG
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Sep 08 2017
tibber
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 Joined Feb 26 2004
 Phoenix, AZ
Buffalo ParkFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 08 2017
tibber
Hiking2.08 Miles 74 AEG
Hiking2.08 Miles      47 Mns   2.66 mph
74 ft AEG
 
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Not sure why RouteScout didn't load my rain break. I really don't know how long I stood next to a very large bush under my umbrella while the rain came down. Anyway, I wanted to get in a quick little hike before Wendy arrived at the hostel for the Arizona Trail Days Flagstaff event on Saturday. The weather looked inclement but I decided to go for it anyway. I went off the route to go check out the back side of the park where the AZT continues and then came back to the route. This loop is called Nate Avery Trail in case you get up there and start looking for signs that say Buffalo Park Loop.

There were a few others out and miscellaneous wildflowers here and there that I decided to photograph. Don't know that I'll be able to ID them (the wildflowers that is) but may work on that later. I got caught at about the 1 3/4 mile mark in the rain and decided to wait it out a bit during the heaviest of the 15 minute downpour hikearizona.com/pho ... .php. Didn't want the bottom of my light pink jeans to get dirty so rolled them up before continuing on and finishing the hike.

Next, with a couple other volunteers we went to Beaver Street Brewery, Dara Thai (so good, especially the Coconut mojito) and finished off at the Hostel's Nomads Global Lounge. After all we had to fuel up for our event tomorrow.
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Oh, and once in awhile, don't forget to look back at the trail you've traveled.
Jul 01 2016
AZHiker456
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 Joined Nov 07 2015
 
Fmfl, AZ 
Fmfl, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 01 2016
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Hiking43.78 Miles 6,651 AEG
Hiking43.78 Miles   19 Hrs   36 Mns   2.57 mph
6,651 ft AEG   2 Hrs   33 Mns Break
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Fourth of July weekend 2016 was among the worst few days of my life. Rather than re-live these moments in my normal, detailed fashion, I’ve packaged the less than pleasant memories of my 5 hikes into a single triplog:

7/1 (AM) – Mt. Elden via the trail (6.19 miles). Let’s just say if I of all hikers adhere 100% to the trail, then it probably means something isn’t right… and when I clock in [up that trail] a grand total of 10-15 minutes faster than my best up Mt. Wrightson :o , you can guaran-damn-tee something is seriously off. Given that I fell over the day before while doing laundry, I suppose I should’ve felt happy / some sense of accomplishment just have summited; but the pain of having been reduced to almost nothing [athletically speaking] was just too much to bear… and the phenomenal views at almost every turn of Doyle & Fremont [two of the final three peaks I summited before getting sick less than a month prior] certainly did not help matters.

7/1 (PM) – Buffalo Park (5.02 miles). My equilibrium may have been damaged to the point of severely handicapping me [athleticly speaking], but there’s nothing wrong with my legs / lungs, [which failed to even remotely feel challenged / tired as pitifully slow as I was rendered up Elden]. Thus, later that afternoon, I attempted to unsuccessfully blow off some steam around the exceptionally well-maintained trail system in/around Buffalo Park. I had to call it quits after only 5 miles because my eyes could not handle anymore spinning. Despite logging over 11 miles for the day, a lot more piss and vinegar needed to be released… and frustrating WAS… in the form of me tossing and turning in the trunk of my Forester until about 5 AM.

7/2 – East Newman Hill & Kendrick Peak/L.O. (9.47 miles). Unless my equilibrium recovers, my doctor insisted that I AVOID trails. However, [still in denial], I proceeded to knock down another Flagstaff area bucketlister: Kendrick Peak/L.O. The off-trail terrain was excellent enough in the direction of East Newman Hill that I was able to grab that one as well on the ascent… but aside from that, I didn’t even consider the multitude of other incredibly amazing-looking off-trail opportunities that surrounded me… in fact, despite the EXCELLENT trail conditions, each step was a battle to stay on two feet, and there were stretches of perfect trail where I was struggling to log 30-40 minute miles.

7/3 – Hell’s Point (11.60 miles). After the way I BATTLED to summit Kendrick the previous day, reality finally sunk in and I pretty much listened to what my doctor told me [in terms of avoiding trails and sticking to just paved and/or excellent dirt roads]. I was car-camping in the Upper Verde River Wildlife Area for the next two nights and arbitrarily selected “Hell’s Point” as my destination. Route Scout topo shows many of the gazillion and one dirt roads in this area, which came in very handy. Although the road got a touch rough at times, it was nothing a Forester couldn’t handle had I been driving instead of “hiking” it; and, although I felt pretty impaired, I didn’t felt like I was putting my safety at risk, [something that could not have been said of the previous two days]. At Hell’s Point, the dirt road ends about a quarter mile or less from where the topo shows the edge of the Verde River and a trail leads the rest of the way toward, [and then down to] the river. Friends in the area told me I “MUST see” the river, even if I was unable to hike down. Luckily the portion of trail from the end of the dirt road to the river’s edge was excellent, allowing me to get there safely. When the river suddenly came into view, the exceptional beauty somehow took me back to the time before I got sick and brought such peace. It looked more like a canyon than a river, with beautiful walls of red rock; and at the bottom, [although dry], lush green grass with brick red dirt. While I couldn’t even break 20 min mile pace on an HCV road, this so-called “Hell’s Point” at the road’s end treated me to views more spectacular than most summits.

7/4 – Upper Verde Dirt Road Wanderings (11.50 miles). No real destination or plan… I was busy and intended to do only a few miles but for the first time in almost a week noticed a slight improvement… enough to be able to [safely] dip below 20 min mile pace on excellent dirt roads, which was a huge motivator; thus, I logged as many miles as I could, given the time I needed to get back.
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Feb 01 2016
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 Joined Dec 30 2007
 Avondale,Az
Day trip to Flagstaff to play in the snow., AZ 
Day trip to Flagstaff to play in the snow., AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 01 2016
Stoic
Hiking6.25 Miles 500 AEG
Hiking6.25 Miles   3 Hrs      2.08 mph
500 ft AEG
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I took the pups up to Flagstaff to play in the snow. We did accumulated 6 miles on a couple different trails.
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Oct 19 2015
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 Avondale,Az
Inner Basin Trail #29Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 19 2015
Stoic
Hiking10.95 Miles 2,025 AEG
Hiking10.95 Miles   5 Hrs   25 Mns   2.35 mph
2,025 ft AEG      45 Mns Break20 LBS Pack
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The pups and I drove to Flagstaff on Sunday night. We car camped at the Locket Meadow Campsite. That morning, we hiked the Inner Basin Trail to 10,000 ft. On the way back, we spend some time at the Inner Basin Pump house and hiked around the Locket Meadow Tank. We then drove back to Flagstaff to meet a friend for lunch. Still early in the day, we drove to Buffalo Park in Flagstaff. We hiked the Avery trail and another 1.3 miles on other trails in the area.
It was a bit cold Monday morning at Locket Meadow(low 30s) and very windy at the Inner Basin Pump house. Flagstaff weather was perfect.
The dogs enjoyed the hikes more than I did.
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Oct 11 2015
Crzy4AZ
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 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
Buffalo ParkFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 11 2015
Crzy4AZ
Hiking2.70 Miles 100 AEG
Hiking2.70 Miles      27 Mns   6.00 mph
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Jogged after a nap - elevation kicking my hiney.
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Sep 12 2015
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 Joined Feb 12 2008
 Tucson, AZ
Arizona Trail Day - Flagstaff, AZ 
Arizona Trail Day - Flagstaff, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 12 2015
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Hiking3.00 Miles 100 AEG
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Arizona Trail Celebration Weekend in Flagstaff!

This year, we had a full weekend of events to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Dale Shewalter's first hike from Mexico to Utah! I gave a talk on Friday that was very well attended, the big Trail Day event on Saturday in Buffalo Park, and on Sunday the Arizona premiere of the movie Unbranded about four men who rode mustangs from Mexico to Canada.

It was a super-fun weekend and the weather was just about perfect. A great time spent talking trail and getting people inspired to get out there!
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Oct 13 2014
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 Scottsdale, AZ
Buffalo ParkFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
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Run/Jog3.14 Miles 100 AEG
Run/Jog3.14 Miles
100 ft AEG      29 Mns Break
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Afternoon jog after a nice nap
In Flagstaff for Fall Break
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Oct 12 2014
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 Scottsdale, AZ
Buffalo ParkFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 12 2014
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Hiking1.20 Miles 100 AEG
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Brought a kite and had some fun on the paved trail. Got some interval training in chasing the kite, George, and making the kids do the 1980's calisthenics stops for push-ups, arm swings, etc. Reminds me of taking the Presidential Fitness Challenge in elementary school.
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 Tucson AZ
Buffalo ParkFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 05 2014
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Hiking4.78 Miles 489 AEG
Hiking4.78 Miles   2 Hrs   50 Mns   2.16 mph
489 ft AEG      37 Mns Break
 
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I really just walked straight through Buffalo Park and out the other side, following the AZT. Got into the NF and crossed over the pipeline, still following the AZT. (See photo of sign.) A short distance after that sign the trail clearly forks. Since the left hand route looked like a real trail, I took it. But apparently if I wanted to hike the AZT, I would now have been quite lost.

AZT people need to put up another sign. Hello, AZT people! Signage needed!

However I wasn't lost because I have hiked in the area before, although not for about 3 years.

So, about the photos. I do this sort of thing from time to time when I have a book I need to read for homework. I'm working on my MA, and I have to read the book in the photo. So, I stopped about every half mile or so and sat down and read. Took the photos for fun.
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May 24 2014
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 Paradise Valley/
Buffalo ParkFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar May 24 2014
neilends
Hiking2.00 Miles 100 AEG
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Hiked this with the wifey. A slight drizzle began as we ended the loop, no big deal. I love this urban trail.
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Jan 22 2014
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 Tucson, AZ
Buffalo ParkFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
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sirena
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Went to Buffalo Park to scout the area for a Flagstaff Trail Day event I am planning for September 13th. I really like this park and think it will be a great venue. Walked around for a bit and went back to the AZTmobile to do some work in the parking lot. All of a sudden my friends Chelsea and Scott showed up in the window! I went back and did the exercise course with them. Amazing how warm the weather is in Flag.
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Oct 15 2013
Crzy4AZ
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Buffalo ParkFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
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Run/Jog2.20 Miles 100 AEG
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After nap we took a kite that Caroline bought at the souvenir shop Snowbowl - and went up to Buffalo Park to test it out. Normally there's plenty of wind, but it was hit or miss. Caroline is one very determined kid. She ran and ran and ran for 1.5 hours with us helping her lift the butterfly kite up to get started.
Weather was so nice and sunny - lots of people out jogging and biking.
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Jul 27 2013
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 Cottonwood, AZ
Buffalo ParkFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
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Hiking2.00 Miles 100 AEG
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Jul 22 2013
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 Goodyear, AZ
Oldham Trail #1Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 22 2013
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Hiking10.00 Miles 1,575 AEG
Hiking10.00 Miles   2 Hrs   15 Mns   4.44 mph
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Fun run, jog, hike through the rain and mud today. Started at Buffalo Park and connected to Oldham trail. Went up and did parts of Rocky Ridge and Brookbank but would turn around when the rain got to bad. I was planning to do 12-14 but since I was by myself and it was really raining, I decided to play it safe. Great to be out of the heat of the valley, but could not move to fast with the altitude and rain.
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Jul 14 2013
froggycody
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 Cottonwood, AZ
Buffalo ParkFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
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Hiking2.00 Miles 100 AEG
Hiking2.00 Miles      45 Mns   2.67 mph
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Buffalo Park is an outstanding urban trail tucked away within the city of Flagstaff. There were lots of people utilizing the trail system, which is outstanding and shows the support for wilderness areas and urban trail systems.
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Jun 25 2012
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 Mesa, AZ
Buffalo ParkFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 25 2012
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Hiking2.00 Miles 100 AEG
Hiking2.00 Miles   1 Hour   20 Mns   1.50 mph
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This park makes for a nice after dinner outing and offers great views of the surrounding peaks. Recommended for families.
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