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2 days ago

This was a neat hike for a Sunday afternoon in November. I did appreciate having my jeep to get to the trailhead, it was 6 miles of rackety dirt road, that a regular car would do, but probably have some new rattles afterward. There is no parking pass needed. The parking lot is very clearly marked on the Southside of the road. The hike is a steady incline for most of the way and then becomes much steeper at towards the end with the real climb to the top. We often had to hop on the side of the trail to let fast moving dirt bikes pass by. It was the first time I was able to climb up a mountain and get a view of Flagstaff from above. We passed couples with hiking dogs, along with packs of mountain bikes alone the way.

For those coming from out of town, since half of this trail is tree covered you are in the shade for a long of it. The bits of sunny areas were always welcome. So the notes say it's an 8.3 mile hike but with my navigation it came out to 10.4 miles. The views at the top are gorgeous, and allow views all the way out to the plains in the distance.

The road was re-opened recently so I packed up the pup and headed up to Lockett Meadow. Even though the leaves are now on the ground, the hike was still very pretty. Definitely a cold windy hike with a high of 31 degrees so I suggest putting on layers and something to keep your ears warm! Great hike to bring dogs on. Saw at least 6 dogs on the trail not including my own, please be mindful of others and keep dogs on a leash. You never know how someone else is dog is going to react to your's.

P.S The road up can be a bit dodgy due to how narrow the road is, be careful and drive slow!

Quick easy hike. Not as steep of an incline if you ascend from the north, or dump road trailhead. The caves were cool.

hiking
11 days ago

Absolutely stunning. Wish I would’ve caught the colors of the aspens. But still beautiful.

hiking
11 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous! Excellent choice for those who want to practice hiking longer trails but without too much elevation gain. Also great for those without 4WD because you can park at snowbowl!

OMG pretty. lots of dogs on the trails. all cute

I'm only giving this 4 stars till next year when I go back and see the aspens all golden yellow. I can't even imagine since this is already a beautiful hike. Be ready for an incline but totally doable. The pines and views are gorgeous. The yellow leaves all over the ground was like confetti. A wonderful change of season!

Absolutely gorgeous! I just went on Saturday Oct 27th and there were still tons of yellow leaves! Totally worth hiking the entire trail to see the snow peaks as well. I brought my little dog and she did well on the hike too.

Good hike with some nice views. Easy to moderate. Saw a few tarantulas on the trail. Followed AllTrails map to caves and could not find them. No signage for caves anywhere along the trail.

The trail itself does not lead anywhere too special as far as we could tell, so we kept on the AZ trail and went to fishers point. Beautiful!

hiking
1 month ago

The road was closed for the season (today is 10/20) so we had to hike in 3 miles to Lockett Meadows. The aspens were beautiful and the trail was pretty rocky at first.

Most beautiful hike I have ever done! going from fall to winter was breathtaking. Highly recommend. Part of the hike was a steady incline but very worth it.

Absolutely gorgeous this time of year. The Aspen trees are so colorful and make for an amazing hike. Also, make sure to go the entire hike or you will be extremely disappointed. Once you make it up the large hill and round a corner and start to see the snowy capped mountain it opens up onto a beautiful colorful meadow — KEEP GOING! This isn’t the end. Follow it into the snowy mountains you will eventually see the trail continue and hike into the snowy beautiful mountain trail (if it’s still there) what a beautiful treat!! We lived this trail. With the colorful Aspen trees and fresh snow— seems we picked the perfect day!

hiking
1 month ago

The most amazing hike I have ever done! The colors were breathtaking and it was perfect temperature. Got to the end of the aspen trees and decided to keep going, and glad I did! Maybe 1-1.5 miles, I’m not sure, but you get to this meadow area and see the snow covered mountains, just spectacular! We did however get hailed & rained on at the very end of our hike as the weather called for it, but so worth it!

Gorgeous! According to the Apple Watch a little over 6 miles round trip but totally worth it. Also the directions through all trails app are wrong- look for forest road 552 which is about a mile
Before where the app says 522 is (this road doesn’t exist). A few bumpy and steep miles in the car, but I have a small Mazda and had no issues. Just take your time. One of the prettiest hikes I’ve done in AZ

loved it!

Super fun with a bolder overlook if you park at the campground and hike to the trailhead. Hiked with a group of kids and they all did great. Hiked it in July

hiking
1 month ago

beautiful trail. love it

A great hike with beautiful views. Very uphill, but it's worth the steep climb.

Lovely Nature Walk!

Did 7km to get ourselves acclimated, will come back and do the full hike next time.

Woohoo. Yes. Great. So good.

getting to and from the summit is a bit steep but after that the trail is a breeze. views from the top are nice and the caves are cool, kind of hard to miss really, just turn right once you reach the fork at the top of the trail...

hiking
2 months ago

good mix of terrain on the trail, uphill and downhill sections, lots of wildflowers and some nice views of the area. spotted a mature red necked thorny lizard basking on a rock, there seems to be lots along the trail but not fully developed into adults. watch out for falling trees!!

hiking
2 months ago

Absolutely beautiful hike with dense aspen trees. Now my favorite hike in AZ. We had a group ranging in age from 14-65 and were all able to complete the hike.

Favorite hike in Flagstaff. Hike leads to the top of Humphrey's Peak, if one decides to take it all the way. first few weekends of fall are a true spectacle to witness, as the Aspen forest becomes engulfed by an abundance of yellow leaves that emblaze the caldera's steps slopes.

Always loved this trail give yourself a couple of hours to finish the whole thing and take it all in! well worth the drive ⛰

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike! Did the entire trail plus added a bit extra on by going up the Weatherford trail a ways before turning back - would up a little over 12 miles round trip.My wife and I enjoyed all the new growth and wild flowers after a month of some monsoon rains.It was 68 degrees - perfect, wonderful getaway from the valley. Good workout hike too,

hiking
3 months ago

Amazing trail. Wonderful views. One of first times using the free app. It stopped recording somehow so not exactly how far i actually hiked. Preparing to go Havasupai - this trail has lots of ups and more ups! Good work out for me. Temp in low 80’s with overcast skies made it perfect !!!

Love this trail. Nice easy hike into Walnut Canyon. My dog's favorite trail to hang with other dog friends.

hiking
3 months ago

5 starts might seem a bit overboard, but this trail absolutely rocked. Such beautiful scenery with massive Ponderosa pines and random car-sized boulders, and peaceful to boot - blue skies, birds of prey circling the cliffs and the smell of evergreens in the air. We took a brief detour to the Pit rock climbing area first (take the right fork after leaving the campground trailhead), which added some great scenery and elevation, then followed Sandys to the AZ trail before returning, giving us a 3.7 mile RT route.

This just seemed to be pulled from a postcard. Incredible. Easy, yes, But awesome nonetheless.

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