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1 day ago

I did this trail, and summited for the 8th or 9th time, a few days ago. Perfect weather day. Trail is in decent shape. Wet roots and rocks at about miles 1.25 to 3.00 make for slick conditions. Strong winds and extreme cold past the saddle; at least the winds kept the black flies away. Warm clothing including neck, head and hand gear will improve your comfort level. Too many dogs off leash for my liking!

hiking
1 day ago

This hike can be as hard as you make it. I’m not in the best hiking shape but I made it to the top. I hiked at a pace that I didn’t get too winded or burn my legs out, in other words very slowly. 5 hours up, 3 hours down. Lots of roots, rocks and people on the trail but everyone was friendly. Enjoy the highest peak in Arizona.

I’ve never enjoyed doing something as dangerous as the level three scrambling you must get through to make way to the summit of Browns Peak. The trail in to the saddle was moderate and just slightly over 2 miles. The scramble after the saddle makes this difficult however. I will say, if you do not feel comfortable, turn around Remember, it’s not just up you have to go but back down as well!

hiking
2 days ago

6 hours from snow bowl to summit and back amazing trail and definitely deserves the Hard category

hiking
3 days ago

Great hike. Clearly not the easiest. Last time I did it, it was almost winter and got lost in the snow. This time around, path was really clear.
It does get hard when almost at the top, due to the lack of oxygen. Next time, i will bring one of those portable oxygen little bottle.
Trail can get crowded, but if you go early in the morning, it is usually good.

surfing
3 days ago

I can’t say I really cared for this trail much. I’ve literally never seen so many people on a trail in my life-ever
The hike itself was ok-nothing great. I don’t think it was difficult or overly strenuous at all. The only difficult thing I found was moving to the side of the trail to let people go by that were coming down as I was going up. I must have moved 100 times. I won’t be going back, this isn’t a trail I would recommend going to.

Did the whole loop with the spring, absolutely amazing and worth it. All that's written is correct, so take a lot of water (I drank 6.5L, not sure it was enough), bring salty foods and use this fantastic app to help you find the way, as it's not marked at all (if you zoom in on all parts of the trail when you're online, the map will remain clear even when you're offline and the GPS signal is great throughout the trail, so you can see exactly where you are all the time).

4 days ago

Did last saturday. i took 4 hours to go up and 3 hours to came down. it's pretty neat trail and had awesome experience.

Strongly recommend to start this trail early morning at Sunrise. Make sure you take lots of water with you and a good healthy energy/protein bar. It takes 5h minimum to finish this trail. Do not take an older dog with you on this trail!!!! do not take your dog in noon or afternoon hours ( too hot!!!!)

hiking
6 days ago

Although not the longest in terms of miles nor the highest peak I've climbed, I found this hike to be the most demanding and toughest to date. From the Snow Bowl trail head I took the Humphreys Peak Trail upon entering the woods you immediately encounter the terrain you'll be hiking for the next three miles or more which will consist of lots or rocks and step-ups, tree roots and a continuous climb through the forest until you hike above tree line and reach the saddle (where the Humphreys Trail and Weatherford Trail meet. You are completely open and exposed to the elements at this point. Be prepared, dress in layers and bring additional clothing such as gloves, winter hat, jacket, wind breaker. From the saddle to the summit you'll follow the trail along the ridge (look for wood poles marking the trail). The climb gets steeper and more rockier as you encounter multiple false summits. Press on, take frequent rest/breathe breaks and keep hydrated as you continue your trek to the summit. Trail head to summit - 3 hr 10 min - 4.91 miles and I'm a a 63 yr old, fit male. Tips: Sign In and Sign Out - The Humphreys Trail register is about a 1/2 mile in from the trail head. Go at a pace that is comfortable for you...the summit will be there when you get there. You want to finish the race. Eat something before the hike as you'll need the energy, bring snacks to eat along the trail or at the summit for the hike back down. Take your time and watch your footing heading back down from the summit to the saddle or for that matter till you get back to the car which could not come soon enough. It's all worth it. Enjoy your hike and the views from the summit.

Fabulous!
Did the hike on 9/12/18
The downhill was a killer on the old knees .gorgeous!

I took off at 6:30am.. great hike! not counting 4 brief rests, I made it to the Lookout in 1:45. From the cabin to the lookout (.3 mi) is the roughest and steepest part. It probably takes 10 to 15 min for most. Awesome view it was pretty clear. I'll post some pic's.

trail running
8 days ago

Hard core- have to power hike on the way up anywhere north of 11,000 ft. b/c THERE’s NO AIR at this altitude ! Good times though!!!

on Humphrey's Peak

hiking
9 days ago

Amazing hike, perfect weather. My wife and I hiked the trail for the first time and carried 6 liters of water between the two but ended up consuming only 1 liter. It was chilly and extremely windy at the summit. But overall it was absolute fun. Will surely hike it again.

Great weather today. I'm from the valley so I'm not use to the cold so a jacket was perfect. It was 106° today in Phoenix but 49° on Humphreys. I also stayed the night in Flagstaff to acclimate a little to the altitude. The hike wouldn't be difficult if it weren't for the altitude.

West approach from Madera is perfect for summer hiking. Lots of shade on the trail was a bonus.

hiking
12 days ago

My big tips! Get there early (before 7am), dress in layers, and waterproof yourself.

It was my last day in Flagstaff and I decided to take on the beast. I got to the trail head later than I hoped, around 8:30, and was back to my truck before 2:30. It was overcast when I started. The hike up was easier than I thought. Lots of zigging and zagging through the forest. There were a few spots (less than expected) to stop and check out the view. The trees are pretty dense. Once you get to timberline, the views improve. Unfortunately, due to the storms, I didn't have the nerve to stay at the summit very long. It rained, hailed, snowed. Wind was minimal though thankfully. The thunder up there is loud and the lightning is pretty frightening. Crazy adrenaline rush. I really had the whole mountain to myself and didn't pass a single person on the way down, which was helpful since I was just about running to try to get ahead of the next storm. The return hike through the woods was not my favorite... it took forever and was challenging on the joints. Not much to see on the way down either in terms of views. At some points I even questioned whether I had gone the wrong way because it seemed to take so long. Next time I'm in Flag, I hope to conquer Kendrick!

Great hike! I had an easy time following the trail and loved the climb at the end. Beautiful views

hiking
12 days ago

Perfect, proper hike! I left at 6:50am and made it to the top at 9:30 am. Back down took me two hours. 5:10 hours total. Lots of rocks! Toward the top was all rocks! I got lucky with excellent weather at the top. Poles were a plus but no need for gaiters. My AllTrails app totally sucked on this hike! Went wonky around mid-mile 3. My map shows me all over the place. And it showed me hiking only 5.5 miles. Sad face. Loads of super nice people on the trail!

Great but don’t go with small children we lost one child he fell off.

hiking
15 days ago

Perfect hike for the puppy. Not very many big boulders to try to climb with him. He loved the creek at the end. Spent time there so he could play in the water.

By far one of my favorite hikes in Arizona. Did it yesterday for the first time and I’ve lived here for 40 years. My two dogs it with me and it was very enjoyable. There’s a dichotomy of whether it starts out cool at the bottom early morning warms up midway and then gets cold up top with hail and rain and thunder and lightning. That’s this time of year though. As I’m told and I probably will do it anytime little late September for a couple months is an ideal time in probably around the spring time as well. Definitely recommend it. Bring plenty of water sodium and carbohydrate.

hiking
16 days ago

Just as incredible as I imagined. The false peaks were hilarious - I recommend going in with a mindset of just keep trucking no matter what it looks like in front of you (I counted 4 false peaks). Those little white markers were a godsend - they were consistent all the way up and prevented me from getting off course, which could happen easily. The trail itself was relatively hard due to steepness and being exposed to the sun for the most part. I started 30 min after sunrise and it was getting hot on the way down. Views along the way and at the top are primo. Highly recommend.

If you are looking for a hike that will challenge you, this is it! Great scenery. Going down wasn’t too bad- coming up was a challenge. The views from plateau point are definitely worth it.
Our fit bits told us we did 14 miles and it took us 8 hours to go down and back up. Water stations along the way in the summer to refill.
Heavily trafficked at the top and moderately trafficked on the bottom.

Walked to Midgely Bridge on 89A from town to go swimming. Worst idea ever. Never do this. Walked back using this trail. Was a lifesaver. Also a really nice trek back to town with good views of surrounding area.

hiking
17 days ago

Best scenic safe trial.

hiking
17 days ago

Best hike in Arizona and worth doing every year for Flagstaffers.

Long trail, but not very steep at any point. Probably more moderate. Great views of the peaks from a different perspective.

Absolutely stunning. Did this in mid August. Started at 6AM. Made it down and up by 2PM, with about an hour of sitting at the bottom and another hour 2/3 of the way up. It was very hot by the time I was coming back up. Once you make it past the 3 mile house, there are a lot fewer people. I felt terrible for the people at the top when I came back up because it was so muggy that the North Rim wasn't visible, but once you make it a few miles down, you can see everything!

The best part of the hike was the last few miles. The views inside of the canyon itself are better than the ones from the top because there are fewer people, and because you get an up close look at the rock formations in the distance.

Don't do this hike unless you know what you're in for! Almost 18 miles and 5k feet in elevation is no joke.

hiking
18 days ago

This serene trail intersects with the inner basin trail that begins in Lockett Meadow, enabling Humphrey's saddle and peak be accessed in a longer, lower gradient. Hike from inner basin takes 8 or so miles one way. once the hike reaches the Alpine, exposure is unlimited. Sufficient water is essential.

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