Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Walnut Meadows Day Hike
when Trip Report : May 27, 2017
where Flagstaff
the hike     The Walnut Meadows Loop is a delightful easy hike with wildflowers in season. Start west on the Arizona Trail, and turn northwest on a connector. Then walk the loop. The Walnut Meadows Trail goes under a power line, with unobstructed views and plenty of wildflowers. Expect to meet hikers, runners, bicyclists, equestrians, squirrels and lizards on the trail. Bring your camera.
    Those preferring a longer hike can add other loops on Campbell Mesa:
•  Continental Loop adds 1.8 miles (total of 7.4)
•  Anasazi Loop adds 2.7 miles (total of 8.3)
•  Campbell Mesa Loop adds 5.7 miles (total of 11.3)
See the Forest Service map, and Ted’s GPS map.
distance 5.6 miles
time 4-5 hours
EC +-200' elevation change
elevations 6739' (just SW of Trailhead) to 6870' (Campbell Mesa)
type figure-6
starting at
Old Walnut Canyon Trailhead 35° 10.820' N,  111° 31.948' W  [NAD27]
on trail 100% — Arizona Trail passage 31, Walnut Meadows Loop
rating "C-" (shortest) to "B-" (longest)      Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs allowed no
cost Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
weather Flagstaff
meet 7:00 AM in the Fry’s parking lot on the SW corner of I-17 & Bell Road. Park behind Denny’s, near the entrance to the Deer Valley Park & Ride.
•  Take I-17 north to Flagstaff.
Go east on I-40 to the Country Club exit, 201.
Turn right and go south 0.9 miles on Country Club to Old Walnut Canyon Road (Wyndam sign).
Turn left and go east and south 3.5 miles on Old Walnut Canyon Road to Old Walnut Canyon Trailhead, which is on the right (Arizona Trail sign).
The last mile of Old Walnut Canyon Road is rough. 4WD recommended.
136.7 miles from I-17 & Bell to the trailhead (273.4 round trip).

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