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Level: Intermediate
Length: 5 mi (8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: -
Total: 12 riders
 

Mountain Biking Little Elden Trail

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#200 of 422 mountain bike trails in Arizona
#6171 in the world

The Little Elden Trail begins within the boundaries of the City of Flagstaff, then leads the user into the heart of the Peaks trail system, at Schultz Tank. From this point you can connect to the Dry Lake Hills/Mt. Elden trails to the south, or the Kachina Peaks Wilderness trail system to the north. The trail can be very sandy in places, especially with horse traffice and a lack of rain.

The Little Elden Trail winds along the north side of Little Elden Mountain through stands of gamble oak and Ponderosa pine, and is a good way to connect into the great Mt. Elden trail system.

First added by dauw on Apr 28, 2020. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
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Drive 5 miles northeast of Flagstaff on US 89. Turn west (left) on FR 556 and drive 2 miles to Little Elden trailhead located on the north (right) side of the road. Equestrian can park at the Sunset Trailhead or the trailhead just west of the Little Elden Springs horse camp on FR 556.
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Open (on Jul 30, 2012)
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  • andrewlryder
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    Rutted, rocky and raucous descent from Schultz Pass, very exciting at speed. Note the change in vegetation from top to bottom, from rich ponderosa forest to shrubby grassland to scrub oaks and cacti - Arizona is a rad place. This trail is an integral component of the epic Mt. Elden loop (see Ray's book for details.)

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