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.
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!
WE'RE ON THE TOP RIGHT NOW AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! Legit hike bros and bro-itas. Get your peak on!! (Cold at the top, 3 false summits, check the wind, rest at the saddle, BRING GLOVES.)
Don't underestimate the tricky downhill on this hike...lots of roots and rocks to negotiate. I started late afternoon and made summit in only 2 hours, 5 minutes. However, I made the mistake of thinking it would take considerable less time to descend...but still took me 1 hour, 45 minutes...the last 1/2 hour in the dark with my headlamp!!!! While I did get to see a beautiful sunset and several elk grazing in the lower snowbowl slopes, this is not a great hike to be doing in the dark while you're tired!!!!
it was amazing to see the Tundra vegetation the winds were at a surreal speed. summit was a bit of an anticlimax for me I was expecting the last stretch to be harder
overall exhilarating experience !
Such an amazing hike!
Best AZ hike! Completed it for the first time yesterday (9/11/2016). From Snow Bowl parking lot to summit took about 2.5 hours, last mile is a doozy. Be sure to pack a decent jacket and sunblock for exposed trail above the tree line--the wind chill numbed my hands, even with a windbreaker! There's a wind break at the top where you can escape the breeze, it is so freaking gorgeous. Do it!!!