Humphrey's Peak is a 9.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Flagstaff, AZ that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Directions from Flagstaff: Drive north on US 180 for 7 miles to FR 516, the Snow Bowl Road. Drive 7.4 miles on this paved road to the lower parking lot of the Snow Bowl facility. The trailhead is located at the north end of the parking lot.
The hardest hike I have done 'yet' I left at about 11am and didn't return back until 6pm. I got down right before the sunset. I packed light, I brought a DSLR camera 3 snacks and a water. Once I got to the top it was such an amazing view of the highest point in Arizona. You can see the grand canyon and much more. The time I went the winds were super intense I would say it was 50-70mph winds that I was being pushed by the winds, so I didn't stay on the top long. And there is a few false summits so don't stop until you see the sign. A few notes: Plan a weekend to get used to the climate because the elevation can kick your butt. Bring plenty of food and water. Bring a wind breaker for the top. Bring a camera/phone for memories. And eat a big meal before and after. And get an early start.
Great time! Defiantly harder then expected with the elevation... especially when your from San Diego! There seams to be another loop that goes to the other side to locket meadows... maybe next time!
So worth it, making it to the top. I finally made it on my third try. I started late on the other one and was too late to make it to the top. So, I had to come down, and thank God for one guy who actually came down with me. By the time we got back to our car, it was dark. Must hike this mountain!
Such an awesome hike! Being from Florida I am glad I acclimated in Flagstaff for a few days. I do not get to hike that often, but found this trail challenging but very doable. My advice is to bring plenty of water, food (you will need the energy boost), and good shoes. The pain goes away when you touch that sign. Happy trails!
This hike was harder than what I expected, definitely a good workout. Strong winds on top, make sure you take lots water and something to snack on, long hike. The view on top makes it all worth it.
firstly this is not a 9.5 miler...closer to 11 according to the GPS...but overall one of the BEST hikes ive done...awesome views
This was a difficult hike. The wind was super strong making it difficult to get to the top. Remember to bring gloves and a hat it's cold up towards the peak
Long trail to the top of AZ well worth the pain.
Great hike! hubby and I drove up from North Phoenix at o dark thirty and started at the trailhead with headlamps before sunrise. happy to be on track when it got light. Hard work with great reward! Was glad to have read about false summits. Makes a difference to mentally prepare. First hikers to the top that day makes everything hurting the next day feel worth it.
Clearly marked trail lots of hikers, lots of fun, awesome views, highly recommend!!!
Layer up with lots of water -- and enjoy Flagstaff before and after!
This hike was beautiful but definitely not your All Trails "difficult hike"! It really is a challenge with three falls summits, and a cold breeze at the top so bring layers and gloves! Also don't hike this in athletic shoes you need a good pair of true hiking boots. The trail is well marked ,but had a lot of roots and loose gravel so watch your footing and give yourself plenty of time for the ascend and descend! Try also to go a day before to adjust to the altitude change! Overall worth the magnificent view of the valley!