Kachina Trail

MODERATE 55 reviews
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Kachina Trail is a 10.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Flagstaff, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

10.4 miles 1758 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

forest

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from Flagstaff: Drive 7 miles northwest of Flagstaff on US 180 and turn north (right) on the SnowBowl Road (FR 516). Follow this paved road about 7 miles to the Snow Bowl Ski Area. Drive into the first parking lot on the right (south). The Kachina trailhead is located at the south end of the parking lot.

2 months ago

Ups and downs are great when starting, but not pleasurable when returning. Reviews before me described the trail very well.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy accessible trail, a lot of ups and downs with some flat stretches going through meadows with beautiful views. The continuing trail after the ridge could be better marked, but definitely a great workout.

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6 months ago

This isn't a lung-buster like its relative (Humphrey's Trail) but aside from the long stretch through the meadow, the trail has steady ups and downs through roots and small boulders. That said, you should be fit if you plan to complete this round-trip because it does feel like you're in a 5 hour step class. I enjoyed plenty of solitude during the morning hours, most likely because I started ahead of the pack at 7:30 am. It was busy on my return trip around 10:00am. Still not as busy as Humphrey's.

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful trail, very scenic. Moderate traffic.

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Great hike, awesome trail

hiking
7 months ago

backpacking
7 months ago

Awesome views, trail is well marked and moderately difficult. Plenty of wildlife and yes
Wilderness views were great. The only downside
Would be it is a somewhat heavily traveled trail,
mostly in the earlier part of the day.

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