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Good Trail

There is an easy loop trail around the crater or you can go over the top and complete a 3.7 mile... read more

Reviewed July 19, 2018
Phoenix, Arizona
Day trip

Majority of the other trails were closed in the area so we tried this one and it was really nice... read more

Reviewed June 24, 2018
Phoenix, Arizona
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19 Jul 2018
“Good Trail”
24 Jun 2018
“Day trip”
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3.5 miles northeast of the Flagstaff Mall off Hwy 89, Flagstaff, AZ
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Reviewed July 19, 2018

There is an easy loop trail around the crater or you can go over the top and complete a 3.7 mile loop with an uphill and downhill. Good trail surface all the way. Lots of unmarked trails so be sure to pay attention or have...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 735ga2013
Reviewed June 24, 2018

Majority of the other trails were closed in the area so we tried this one and it was really nice. With the tall pines the sun was not too hot. Take water though because its a higher elevation and youll need to stay hydrated

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank kathfarrell45
Reviewed February 5, 2018

Did 3.5 mile hike with my sons in February and the views from top of the hill were rewarding. Peaceful as long as you stayed away from Highway 89. We went on a Sunday afternoon and saw roughly 10 other hikers in the 90 minutes...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Off-2-seeTheWizard
Reviewed July 3, 2017

Drove up from Sedona to the Flagstaff area over the weekend for the cooler temps and decided to go for a short hike. The Old Cave Crater trail is about 3 miles round trip to the top and back. Nice views and remnants of the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank tomshoe2
Reviewed April 21, 2017

Nice hiking and close to town. The volcano left a very interesting landscape. Not to strenuous, but not grated or level either. Good views of Flagstaff.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank happyheidi2017
Reviewed October 6, 2016

Today was the first time I had ever visited this park, and it was very quiet as I hiked up to the lava tubes. Once I got to the top of the trail, there is a clearing where you have a clear view. The lava...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank MekaMeka
Reviewed March 23, 2016

When Fatman's Loop trail is overrun with hikers, this is a nice alternative for families. A short hike up the hill gets you views and lava caves. Not too strenuous but there are switchbacks.

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank CleopatraBunny
Reviewed November 6, 2015

Old Caves Crater Trail was a happy find. The trail is an easy 2.3 mile return trip with a total elevation gain of 500 feet. If it were not for the hot, mid-day sun and altitude I wouldn't really call it a hike. Much of...More

Date of experience: September 2015
5  Thank John S
Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Nice hike to top with a great view of snow capped mountains and the valley below. Saw a few of the Abert squirrels. Video taped a tarantula walking along just minding its own business. There are quite a few lava vents at the top but...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank Kathy F
Reviewed September 30, 2015

Nice trail system with great views & a fun area to explore at the top. Cinders are a little marble-like on the hills, wear trail shoes with good traction. The lower sections are small loose cinder trails & are nice for jogging.

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank Kandeshrumjacobsen
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May 23, 2016|
Response from blairfcc |
Yes its a nice trail to the top. Pets love the area.