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Kicked my Butt! Javalina Out and looped back in Boulder Trail :). Definitely a moderate hike from 9 am-11:00am....No washrooms, marked well! Great Incline and Workout

Such an incredible workout, I alternate from ridge line Nd Beverly canyon to Pima wash to javelina, always exciting!

Great trail with amazing views of Scottsdale. Bit of a scramble at the end

Great views. They are very strict on the time. You have to be out by sunset so plan accordingly

hiking
2 days ago

Hard but definitely doable hike if you pace yourself. Lots of friendly people on the trail. The first time we went in June, it was super windy at the top. The most wind I have ever experienced. But last weekend in September, the weather couldn’t have been more perfect. September is the month to go. Beautiful views even though there was a fire near Sedona that clouded up our views for a bit.

hiking
3 days 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
4 days 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.

Very good workout with all that heat for this Dutch man, but beautifull also.

Did a training run with my base pack. 2 hour round trip, started around 12:39PM. Trail was clean and shaded in areas. Bring water!!!!

I’ve never enjoyed doing something as dangerous as the level three scrambling you must get through to make way to the summit of Brown’s. The trail to the saddle was moderate and just slightly over 2 miles. The scramble after the saddle makes this a difficult trail 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
5 days ago

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

hiking
5 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
5 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.

6 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.

Very challenging and amazing hike. Top of the trail gives you a very good view of city. Take plenty of water, snacks and some electrolytes.

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
9 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.

hiking
10 days ago

I’ve done this hike several times. If you go clockwise, the hike up is pretty darn difficult. View at the top is worth it! A few benches sprinkled around the trail make this a great hike. If you go early enough, you’ll have shade for at least 1/2 the hike. Don’t go later in the day when it’s hot...on the other side of the mountain it gets EXTREMELY hot and there is no shade...heat stroke is a good possibility! Go early, and enjoy it! One time we started at 9:00am in late August, and it was a very bad decision. Have taken large youth groups on this hike, and it’s doable for everyone!
There are lots of mountain bikers, particularly on a Saturday. Everyone is kind and shares the trail. Parking fills up very quickly at Wagon Wheel entrance, and costs $7.

hiking
10 days ago

Hello! We ( http://thunderbeard.org/ ) have adopted this trail, which is one of the finest in the Superstitions. It would really help us out if you post up the locations of any overgrown or problematic areas from Canyon Lake to Second Water Trail, we can be sure to hit them. Thank you for your help!

We have gone up this trail two weeks in a row and have really enjoyed the loop. The steep hills are probably the “hardest” part of the trail but not crazy.

trail running
11 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
11 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.

While the “trail” did display BEAUTIFUL views it was BEYOND a hard rating for me and the group that I was with, and we ARE NOT novices at “hiking”. This was more mountain climbing than hiking to us. The trail was unmarked after a certain point and quite dangerous out a few points in my opinion. Maybe we had gotten “off trail” at one point on the way down but I was seriously praying that I wouldn’t die!!! There was literally nowhere to get my footing or nothing to hold to. It was serious rick climbing!!!

Again the trail was beautiful once we got to the inside of the mountain but it needs to be marked A LOT better and that rating should be extremely difficult. This was a once in a lifetime hike for me. Glad I survived it!!!

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.

Very tough but good feeling afterwards!

hiking
12 days ago

Great hike. We are beginners and couldn’t make it all the way to the top...elevation was the challenge for us. Great views and we will be back to try again when cooler!

It was basically straight up to the peak. It's a tough trail especially if you are used to some flat spots. Otherwise, I enjoyed it! Probably a mistake to hike it at 100 degrees in the middle of the day.

hiking
12 days ago

Decent trail that leads to other trails. Definitely not hard, easy trail...maybe moderate if really hot.

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