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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • > 6 months
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      The Mesa resulting form the lava flows of A1 Mountain.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      AKA: Mars Hill
      Activities Click to view
      Region Details
      • 1
      • 3
      • 1

      Region Status
      Open as of Aug 24, 2020

      Horse Stats

      Global Ranking
      #139
      State Ranking
      #108
      Trails (view details)
      4
      Trails Mountain Bike
      5
      Trails E-Bike
      3
      Trails Hike
      5
      Trails Trail Running
      5
      Trails Horse
      4
      Total Distance
      6 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      3 miles
      Total Descent
      801 ft
      Total Vertical
      433 ft
      Reports
      15

      Popular Observatory Mesa Horseback Trails

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Past Week
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance

      Photos of Observatory Mesa

      16 |
      Aug 3, 2020 @ 2:59pm
      Aug 3, 2020
      19 |
      Aug 3, 2020 @ 2:59pm
      Aug 3, 2020
      16 |
      Aug 3, 2020 @ 2:59pm
      Aug 3, 2020
      121 |
      Jun 4, 2015 @ 9:19am
      Jun 4, 2015

      Videos of Observatory Mesa

      FUTS jump
      0:19 | 313 | Mar 3, 2015
      Hide and Seek on Mars Hill trail // Flagstaff MTB
      6:16 | 71 | Aug 4, 2020 , Flagstaff
      Hide and Seek on Mars Hill trail // Flagstaff MTB
      6:16 | 39 | Aug 4, 2020 , Flagstaff
      Hide and Seek on Mars Hill trail // Flagstaff MTB
      6:16 | 42 | Aug 4, 2020 , Flagstaff

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      FUTS Alt.
      Aug 24, 2020 @ 5:01pm
      Aug 24, 2020
      IdealautoxerMountain Bike Very recent rain made the trail ideal today.
      Flagstaff Loop (Observatory Mesa)
      Aug 24, 2020 @ 5:01pm
      Aug 24, 2020
      IdealautoxerMountain Bike Very recent rain made the trail ideal today.
      FUTS (Mars Hill)
      Aug 8, 2020 @ 9:00am
      Aug 8, 2020
      Drymaze-scopakMountain Bike Kitty litter on the down
      FUTS (Tunnel Springs)
      Nov 3, 2018 @ 9:57pm
      Nov 3, 2018
      DrymatthenryMountain Bike

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2394404Zoeq0mFl5riddentrailFUTS (Mars Hill)
      Dec 18, 2020 @ 12:35pm
      Dec 18, 2020
      user #1358330DawgforceriddentrailFUTS (Mars Hill)
      Nov 30, 2020 @ 3:47pm
      Nov 30, 2020
      user #1831630EmilySwaineriddentrailFUTS (Tunnel Springs)
      Nov 4, 2020 @ 8:31am
      Nov 4, 2020
      user #1614246jrobocommenttrailFlagstaff Loop (Observatory Mesa)
      Oct 21, 2020 @ 1:59am
      Oct 21, 2020
      user #2426765Adithya0YTutJriddentrailFUTS (Tunnel Springs)
      Sep 23, 2020 @ 10:41pm
      Sep 23, 2020

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1614246jrobotrailFlagstaff Loop (Observatory Mesa)Fun, curvy and mildly rocky with a fun descent...
      Oct 21, 2020 @ 1:59am
      Oct 21, 2020
      user #1644171ponderosatreytrailFUTS (Tunnel Springs)As of 2019 This is part of the Flagstaff Loop...
      Dec 4, 2019 @ 12:15pm
      Dec 4, 2019
      user #1733976ScrebnertrailFlagstaff Loop (Observatory Mesa)Definitely more challenging than the Mars Hill...
      Oct 11, 2019 @ 5:14pm
      Oct 11, 2019
      user #1571099SethrpollacktrailFlagstaff Loop (Observatory Mesa)Mildly rocky which was a bit much on gravel bike
      Jul 29, 2019 @ 11:11am
      Jul 29, 2019
      user #1341677RhyatttrailFlagstaff Loop (Observatory Mesa)Awesome ride from Craig's house!!!
      Aug 27, 2017 @ 12:18pm
      Aug 27, 2017

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Fort Valley Trail System 6 16 54.2 km
      MEDL (Mount Elden Dry Lakes) 17 26 9 54.7 km
      Fort Tuthill 6 6 2 15 km
      Campbell Mesa Trail System 7 1 16.9 km
      San Francisco Peaks 3 12 59.2 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike57 miles801 ft3 miles433 ft
      #3,122#1,41313211,498
      E-Bike34 miles449 ft2 miles433 ft
      #1,166#285199
      Hike57 miles801 ft3 miles433 ft
      #2,616#1,30821409
      Trail Running57 miles801 ft3 miles433 ft
      #2,614#1,30321115
      Horse46 miles801 ft3 miles433 ft
      #139#10815
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