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Humphrey's Peak Trail - San Francisco Peaks

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Toughest in AZ

Probably the biggest challenge in terms of endurance and altitude in AZ. For me, the biggest... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Phoenix, Arizona
The top of Flagstaff

Park and jump off at upper ski lift (circa 9 500 Ft) and arrive at 12 600+ feet with 360 degree... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
Scottsdale, Arizona
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably the biggest challenge in terms of endurance and altitude in AZ. For me, the biggest negative are the number of rocks on the trail. Kendrick is more enjoyable in that respect.

Thank arturo252
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Park and jump off at upper ski lift (circa 9 500 Ft) and arrive at 12 600+ feet with 360 degree view and back in a few hours based on fitness. Inner basin house Lockett Meadow a wonderful wild flower spot.1000 feet or so from...More

Thank jwest64373
Reviewed 14 July 2017

From the parking lot walk across an open area (ski run) approximate elevation 9300', enter forest. Next 2 - 2.5 hours are an easy steady climb through the forest to the saddle at approximately 11.800', from saddle it's about 30-45 minutes to the summit at...More

Thank chalm1
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

This is a great trail for anyone because it's not extremely dangerous and you can turn back as soon as you feel you've reached your uphill limit. Do this hike early on summer or warm spring/fall days otherwise you will be really cold for the...More

Thank Adamatkin
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We had a small group including a four year old so at times it was challenging but we took several breaks, drank plenty of water. The change in elevation definitely took some getting used to but it was well with it. As advised by other...More

Thank janiebak
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Part of the Kachina Peaks Wilderness Trail System. Be sure to sign the book so the Rangers know who you are, how many in your party, and what your destination is. The elevation climb is a challenge, but is do-able. Hiking sticks are highly recommended....More

2  Thank AvidTraveler507
Reviewed 14 September 2016

I did this hike with a fairly large group a few days ago. It was my first time up the trail. It was challenging due to it's length (10 miles round trip), elevation gain (I think 3600 feet), and altitude at the top (12,620-ish feet)....More

3  Thank Tom C
Reviewed 20 July 2016

It is completely worth the effort to bike / hike up these trails. Make sure you have enough water and supplies, as it can get toasty up there!

Thank Scott R
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Five miles to the peak, but worth it. The views are spectacular. Trail condition is rocks and roots. Take your time, remember your going to 12,600 feet.

Thank Ralph D
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Be prepared for this 10 mile round trip as the weather on the top may not match the weather in the parking lot. The 3000+ ft elevation gain takes you up above the tree line and exposed to the elements for more than a mile,...More

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