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Really nice trail that can be run the whole way up! Still a lot of snow at the saddle so had to abandon the plan to loop this with the waterline trail.

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4 days ago

Felt pretty decent until the mountain greeted us. Steep and semi technical but very enjoyable. Hard is accurate but there is plenty of area to throttle down and rest.

hiking
9 days ago

A great way to get up high quickly. The trail is pretty easy going, but currently suffers from an abundance of icy snow making things slippy!

hiking
9 days ago

Completing a loop of Humphrey’s Peak this was an enjoyable return to the car.

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9 days ago

A beautiful walk through the trees with great views. We used the trail as a descent from Humphrey’s Peak. There was plenty of snow on the trail and it was was passable, but not for the faint of heart.

hiking
14 days ago

This trail is accurately rated as a moderate hike. However, this trail is at a 8800 foot elevation or higher the whole length. So, be prepared. There are many aspen groves. Therefore, this would be a great hike during the fall. Also, the views of the valley below are spectacular.

hiking
14 days ago

Did a nice loop through inner basin to waterline. Long hike though! Lots of snow still

hiking
18 days ago

Current trail conditions are still rough, but doable. There is still a lot of snow the further you get up. Some of it is waist deep if you take a wrong step. When you hit the 11,400 sign, things get much worse. Without snowshoes, you pretty much have no choice but to go up straight up the scree field until you hit the saddle. Doing so, makes this section of the hike the most difficult. When you hit the saddle, take a hard left and head for the false summits until you hit the true summit. Although relatively easy, it was super windy, but no snow to deal with unlike the forest. Beautiful day on the top with the exception of the wind (4/7/2018).

hiking
21 days ago

This was an awesome unexpected hike. We stopped by because it was close and we needed to kill some time, but it ended up being a highlight!!! The kids loved the Indian ruins and they really are super cool!!!! But, wow...A LOT of stairs! My kids (11, 8, 5) did this but it was tiring! Plus, there are some areas that do not have railings. As a mom I was stressed in parts, but I would do it again. But I wouldn’t recommend for younger kids unless they are being carried.

We hiked it last week, we were visiting and not used to the higher elevation so we huffed and puffed a bit on this one despite being fit runners. Our dogs accompanied us on the hike and enjoyed it as well. A little snow and wind at the top but a beautiful view of the city! We went at 9am on a Wednesday and pretty much had the trial to ourselves.

hiking
23 days ago

Current trail conditions are not great between 11,200 and 11,800. When you reach the sign that says “Hiking off trail prohibited” near 11,300 ft or so, your best choice is to, well, go off trail. There were literally no footprints at all on the proper part of the trail past this point (now there’s 3 ft deep holes from where I and a few other hikers tried to follow the proper trail). What you should see above the sign is a long set of footprints heading straight up. This has become the current trail, and unless you have snowshoes, follow this. Stay on the snow to avoid damage to ground surface and plants. The straight section eventually hits the upper part of the real trail again, and you take this to the left (north) for a 5-10 min hike to the saddle. Gaiters or tight cinching pants are helpful for this section. From the saddle onwards, first false summit has a few tough sections with snow (I had a 30 lb pack with skis which made all the snowy parts more difficult, hiking light or with no pack would be a lot easier obviously), but after that the trail is pretty clear. Winds were 50-60 mph at the summit yesterday (4/2/18)

So beautiful! Worth every step up and every time I fell down.

An unexpected and really cool stop on our way from Bryce to Grand Canyon. We aren't usually big on human history, but this monument was well worth our time.

hiking
29 days ago

Well maintained trail with beautiful scenery. Definitely a good trail worth my trip.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy to follow trail with firm snow in the AM until the 11,400ft sign. Then I followed a glissading track straight up ( but you could make your own switchbacks), could get confusing in spots if you'd never been up before. The wooden posts were helpful past the saddle. As usual, Mountain-forecast website was unfortunately spot on with their prediction of 40+mph winds at the top. This was my 3rd time hiking Humphrey's in the snow and have never felt the need for my ice axe until I was at the top with those winds! :) I didn't encounter any terrain requiring traction (microspikes etc). Happy to have had my gaiters for the occasional postholing in afternoon snow. Highly recommend with the right preparation!

hiking
1 month ago

Nice informative hike! Plenty to see! Trail is paved. The climb back up is a bit of a chore but not bad at all. Fun!

I’d say it’s more of an easy hike and trail to follow. Definitely cool to see the difference in colors from the lava and vegetation growing on one side compared to the other. Only took us maybe an hour and we were taking our time, talking to others, and taking pictures. Some people, but not near as busy as Walnut Canyon.

1 month ago

Fairly easy hike, I’d be lying if I didn’t say I was a little winded going up the stairs on our return back though. We went around noon and there were a good many people there. Definitely neat little hike and great view.

Pretty great hike. We had been told it was a good training hike and found it to be a nice Sunday morning workout. We went at 7 am to avoid a lot of foot traffic and were the only people on the trail aside from one other until the end of our hike. It took us 3 hours. Some snow and wind at the top, but well worth it.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a very easy walking path through a lava flow field. The historical account of volcanic eruption and the residual scenery are quite dramatic. There are beautiful views of Mt Humphrey in the distance. The volcanic history is much more interesting than the hiking opportunity, which is minimal. It is still well worth a visit, but more as an educational experience than as a hiking experience.

hiking
1 month ago

There's a lot of snow right now. During the switchbacks it gets to about 2-3 feet deep. It's a lot of fun but be prepared to trudge along on those switchbacks until you reach the saddle. Either way a good challenge and plenty of gorgeous views

hiking
1 month ago

Challenging but amazing hike! make sure to bring lots of water and snacks!

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1 month ago

Absolutely beautiful. This was my first time doing this trail and my dog and I made it to the top without much problem. We are both experienced trail runners and hikers and I could see where if you don’t know what you’re in for and not prepared, you probably won’t make it very far

hiking
1 month ago

I was traveling from Cincinnati, OH and was in Arizona doing some hiking so had to try Humphrey's Peak. It was early March (3/5/18) and there had been plenty of snow recently so there was a pretty good covering. The weather was great for hiking (low 30's with plenty of sun) and I ended up with too many layers but was able to make myself comfortable (with a heavy backpack). The trail was easy to follow but had little room for error. If you stepped a little to the side you were a couple feet+ deep in the snow. I passed by another hiker on his way down and he told me he turned around due to the snow conditions towards the top. I kept going and made it a little past the 11,400 marker. At this point the trail (with the deep snow) split into several directions and was less defined. I decided it was time to turn around. It was a great hike and hope to make it to the top next time, hopefully without 3' of snow!

hiking
1 month ago

Conditions were great! Little windy coming up to the peak, very still at the top. Trail was easy to follow for the most part. Definitely recommend micro-spikes and poles!

hiking
1 month ago

This one was very challenging! 50mph winds at the top were frightening!

love this trail. a few spots for me we're a little confusing to stay on trail. difficult level for sure. but views were amazing and worth it!!

hiking
2 months ago

Did this back in July 2017. Truly scenic and beautiful! Brutal stretch above treeline with wicked winds and some snow! Trail was straightforward. Awesome to be able to see Sedona and the Grand Canyon far in the distance from the summit. Lots of parking. Start early! I made it to the summit around 9ish and there were dark clouds everywhere. Passed by alot of people, started storming around 12:30, hopefully no one was caught in it. Bring snacks and proper hydration!

was a lot of fun in the snow. :)

hiking
2 months ago

An easy hike! It was a great follow up to Montezuma’s castle as now we got to see inside the dwellings. Lots of stairs, but short and easy!

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