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Humphrey's Peak

Kachina Peaks Wilderness, Coconino National Forest, Flagstaff, AZ
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It's a Great Hike

Expect to hike for at least six hours. Come prepared. In the summer monsoon season, start early so... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ryan T
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Flagstaff, Arizona
Easy Hike on a Beautiful Mountain

Relatively easy mountain to hike. The trails were easy to follow and the elevation gain was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Pasetbo
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Tampa, Florida
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  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
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Kachina Peaks Wilderness, Coconino National Forest, Flagstaff, AZ
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Expect to hike for at least six hours. Come prepared. In the summer monsoon season, start early so you don't get caught in the afternoon rain. Less crowded after Labor Day, well into October.

Thank Ryan T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Relatively easy mountain to hike. The trails were easy to follow and the elevation gain was moderate, 3,500 ft in 4.8 miles. The views were absolutely incredible, especially (but not exclusively) above the tree line. The hike is a great experience and can easily be...More

1  Thank Pasetbo
Reviewed 14 July 2017

We hiked the trail from the Snobowl to the summit at 12,633 feet. Up to the saddle at 11,800 feet the trail is through the forest with occasional vistas. Great views from the saddle which is a good stopping point for those not wishing to...More

Thank chalm1
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Park at the ski lodge and begin hike up to top with approximate elevation climb of 3000 feet. Don't take the chair lift up and begin there. That's cheating. Just kidding. But, if you're not in good enough shape to start from the bottom then...More

1  Thank Rickybrowneyes
Reviewed 26 June 2017

This hike does require 4+ hours of strenuous exercise. If that's not something you can do, then you can always go part of the way and turn back, since it is out and back. This hike can take 6 hours if you are not moving...More

2  Thank Adamatkin
Reviewed 26 June 2017

This was a 7.5 hour hike, sure my wife could have done it in under 6 hours. She is tge one in shape, I'm recovering from back surgery 8 weeks ago. But since I just turned 50, boasted about making it to the top, I...More

3  Thank 150NightsPerYear
Reviewed 21 June 2017

I can't give this hike a 5 because many people won't be able to make it. Be sure, before taking the challenge, that you have the lung capacity to continue to ascend at 12,000 feet. And start early so you're close to the return when...More

Thank Zoom_Gotti
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

It's was a bigger snow year than usual so conditions on 4 May were more like a typical mid April, i understand. If the trail were dry it would have been just a good uphill workout but hard, steep and deep snow provided a welcome...More

1  Thank jesse o
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We heard about this hike while in Flagstaff with our two young children (10 and 7) and thought it would be fun to do part of the hike to experience the elevation (9,437 feet at our stopping point) and to give the kids bragging rights....More

2  Thank rgilpin99
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We hiked up Humphrey´s Peak several times in the past years, but always remember the trail using the Inner Basin. The Aspen tress, quite meadow above them and the oustanding scenery from the top. Just beuatiful...

1  Thank tom733
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Darren T
24 May 2017|
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Response from jesse o | Reviewed this property |
It's been three weeks since I saw it under conditions that would be very challenging for children so I don't know how quickly its melting out. I recommend you call the forest service office. I'm sorry I don't know other... More
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Lacey B
4 January 2017|
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Response from PokharaRN | Reviewed this property |
I don't think the snow lifts operates in the summer. And I know the lifts don't go up to Mt. Humphrey. You might get thunderstorms in July so just check the weather before you go on a long hike. Hope this helps.
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