Kachina Trail Hike (San Francisco Peaks - Flagstaff)

Date: 
Saturday, August 6, 2016
Leaders: 
Yvonne - yvonnejoyner@cox.net, 602-327-0999
Jim D - hikingstickjim@yahoo.com, 602-639-2702
Rating: 
C+ LENGTH: ~7 mi ELEV GAIN: ~600 ft PACE: Medium

Email one of the leaders for meeting time and place. The hike will be canceled if the weather forecast is bad.

The hike is on the southwest slopes of San Francisco Peaks. Factoring in the highest point elevation of 9,300 feet, there are good trail conditions and the gradient is moderate. Our goal is to hike approximately 7 miles of the 10-mile round-trip hike.

The trail crosses several canyons and a massive lava flow at the upper end. We'll pass though meadows, beautiful fir, spruce and aspen forests. At a number of points, the trail breaks free of the trees to offer good views both of the rocky upper slopes of the mountain and of the forests surrounding its base. Portions of the city of Flagstaff and its suburbs are visible as well.

Bring sunscreen, hat, boots, plenty of water, lunch, snacks, and $ for carpool. Bring rain gear just in case.

Cost to non-members is $5.