Island Trail Partial Closures
Sections of the Island Trail are undergoing needed repairs creating partial closures. Please call ahead 928-526-3367 for the latest conditions.
Warning:Tight turn-around in parking area for towed vehicles; 40 feet (12 meters) maximum length is recommended.
(A note about GPS units: We highly recommend you follow these directions or call the visitor center (928) 526-3367) and NOT rely on your GPS unit. While GPS units can be very useful in urban environments, they will often lead you astray in trying to reach Walnut Canyon. These units often do not accurately discern paved from unpaved roads, and may lead you into situations that vary from frustrating to dangerous.)
Did You Know?
Walnut Canyon has been protected since 1904, first as part of the San Francisco Mountain Reserve (later Coconino National Forest). Early caretakers lived in a log cabin on the canyon rim. Walnut Canyon National Monument was established in 1915, one year before the National Park Service.