Mount Elden Climber's Log

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RaymondShevsky - May 30, 2022 10:48 am Date Climbed: May 29, 2022

Great leg-stretcher, great views!  Sucess!

Beautiful trail with a fantastic payoff in terms of views of the San Francisco peaks and and the Flagstaff area. A lot of interesting plant life as well e.g. alligator junipers.

cjmall - Mar 27, 2021 5:01 am Date Climbed: Feb 6, 2021

Great with Microspikes! :)  Sucess!

I went on a mild day in Feb. Nice hike, great workout. Be sure to bring your microspikes this time of year. Lots of packed snow that was deep towards the peak.


hgrapid - Sep 12, 2020 5:30 pm Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2020

Long loop hike  Sucess!

Took a group on a long loop, starting up the steep part, and down the Heart Trail. Not well marked, and hard to follow at times. We got on a bike trail that kept turning left instead of right. Had to bushwhack a little to get back on track.

Jason Cleghorn

Jason Cleghorn - May 20, 2018 6:17 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2016

Nice climb (steep trail)  Sucess!

So I went up to Elden solo... :y:

The first mile I sort of had that Phx to Flag, wow this air is thin feeling but quickly acclimated. This is a good urban mountain/hike. I really never got tired but it's just hard enough to be meaningful. It was probably gusting 30-50 mph at the summit. Thought about hiking over to TV Hill but as its not a Lists of John summit, I passed.

Capped off the trip with a visit to Peace Surplus and Beaver St. Brewery for a burger and a Flagstaff IPA.


geoturtle - Aug 14, 2012 4:14 pm


Super cool view of Flag. Wanting to connect it to Schultz one day and make a night out of it.

Alex Wood

Alex Wood - Apr 12, 2010 1:14 am Date Climbed: Apr 11, 2010

Spring WIND  Sucess!

Hiked it with my girlfriend and Geoff. Started around 2:30. Warm at the bottom and got windier as we went up. It was really blowing on the summit. There was a fair amount of snow once we reached the ridge. Sick views!


oldadit - Jan 29, 2010 11:54 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2005

Martinized  Sucess!

Give me a black mark for flogging the Honda up ...

C Wenker

C Wenker - Jan 25, 2010 3:44 pm

Winter solo

Elden Lookout Trail, maybe 1995/96?


Bombchaser - May 23, 2009 4:39 pm Date Climbed: May 16, 2009

Elden Lookout Trail  Sucess!

Nice trail, moderate hike. Hiked up and ran most of it down.


edevart - Aug 27, 2007 11:09 pm

Great Views  Sucess!

Not exactly a wilderness summit, but nice views nonetheless. Awesome watching hang gliders launch from the take off near the summit.


ibndalight - Jun 28, 2007 9:00 am Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2007

Morning Workout  Sucess!

We hike the Elden lookout route i was a little disappointed to find that there was a road that goes up to the top as well but it was still a great time with great views of the city of flagstaff.


surgent - Jun 5, 2007 10:31 am Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2006

Nice hike from the east  Sucess!

The east-side trail is a great workout and very much worth the effort. The fall colors were starting to turn. This was far more evident on the trees looking west and north in the little bowl on the summit ridge. The rounmd-trip hike took me about 3 hours. The following day we drove up the back side road and explored the upper meadows and forests, spending a few hours just relaxing in our camp chairs, periodically driving to somewhere different for some different views. Great hike and very convenient to Flagstaff.

2skinners - Jun 1, 2007 8:55 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2007

Disappointed!!  Sucess!

Climbed to the summit via the lookout trail. A good workout, but the views were not all that great from what I am used to seeing. I do however think this would be a beautiful hike during autumn. That being said, I will probably not do this one again.


stevepack - May 26, 2007 11:51 pm Date Climbed: May 26, 2007

Lookout Trail  Sucess!

Nice hike. Good workout for just coming from 800 feet a week before. Nice views.

Jerry L

Jerry L - May 8, 2007 7:29 pm Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2007

Route Climbed: Standard  Sucess!



eferesen - Mar 10, 2007 7:47 pm Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2005

Mt. Elden  Sucess!

For me it is the ugliest way to hike this. Sandy Seep to Hearts Trail to the top of Elden is the best route in my opinion.

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Jan 28, 2007 2:56 am Date Climbed: May 16, 2002

Mt. Elden Trail  Sucess!

Good workout before a long drive home after Humphrey's Peak a day before. Photos are here: Mount Elden hike

Missyboots - Nov 5, 2005 12:25 am

Route Climbed: Look Out Date Climbed: 10/20/05  Sucess!

A friend suggested I go up Elden while visiting Flagstaff and dropped me off to hike the mountain. He hadn't hiked it, but a friend had. I made it up with a bit of heavy breathing. The view and Autumn color were worth the work. On the summit, I had to hurry as the sun was setting. The sun hitting the other side of the mountain was gorgeous. The scramble down was an experience. I'll definitely need the info on terrain next time I go for a new trail later in the day.


cp0915 - Feb 18, 2004 10:14 am

Route Climbed: Date Climbed: Aug & Nov 2003  Sucess!

Nice view of Flagstaff. A bit of an eyesore with all the antennas on top.


peakbagger - Aug 14, 2003 2:13 pm

Route Climbed: Elden Lookout Trail Date Climbed: August 14, 2003  Sucess!

Wow! This trail is really steep! Oh, to be a worker on that trail maintenance crew...

Overall, I'd say that for such a relatively small mountain, this climb/hike is a killer. I have read that lots of folks use this route as a trainer... Now I see why. But all strenuousness aside I enjoyed the trip up. Good views, not too hot (for August), a great talk with the dude in the tower, and of course being able to spot Granite Mt. in Prescott from up there. Nice population of falcons up there too.

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