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The Coconino National Forest is a 1.856-million acre forest located in northern Arizona in the vicinity of Flagstaff. The Coconino National Forest contains diverse landscapes, including deserts, ponderosa pine forests, flatlands, mesas, alpine tundra, and ancient volcanic peaks. The forest surrounds the towns of Sedona and Flagstaff and borders four other national forests; the Kaibab National Forest to the west and northwest, the Prescott National Forest to the southwest, the Tonto National Forest to the south, and the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest to the southeast. The forest contains all or parts of ten designated wilderness areas, including the Kachina Peaks Wilderness, which includes the summit of the San Francisco Peaks.

As listed below, linked directions lead you to private property where a lady may sternly scold you for being somewhere you shouldn’t be. The right spot leads you to a $10/car park. Nice place to spend an afternoon!

Loved it! First part mostly a walk down a rocky road, but the last part is great! Lots of amazing views and photo ops. Overall not particularly hard. Certainly worth doing at least once.

hiking
18 hours ago

So pretty. View is amazing.

hiking
22 hours ago

This was an easy road to drive....
The view was amazing... Beautiful country....

Beautiful hike. I went from Lockett Meadow to the Inner Basin Trail and up to Weatherford Trail. Totally worth it, if I had started earlier, I would have taken the Weatherford to Humphrey's Peak Trail.

trail running
1 day ago

Light traffic on the trail for a cool Saturday morning. A few mountain bikers but a perfect distance and a good challenge for trail running.

This is definitely a challenge for the novice hiker/climber. The elevation change is significant. But the payoff is sweet.

Nice climb. One of the switchbacks can leave someone with a fear of heights a little nervous.

Fun hike. Didn't swim but swimming holes looked amazing, super clear water. Somewhat crowded by the big fall but the smaller falls are almost as nice and much less crowded 14 mile dirt road is a little rough but worth the drive.

Super beautiful, definitely venture out onto the bridge to take a photo. It isn't as terrifying as it looks.

The first portion is about 1.5 miles down a dirt road that is available to four wheelers before you even get to the trail head. There's no water, so pack enough for the entire trail. Even this dirt road was really beautiful, however.

There's a brief scramble to get up to the bridge, so this hike is better suited to those who are moderately experienced and in relatively good shape (parts of the scramble require you to lift yourself with your arms and lift your foot to nearly hip level). Walking poles aren't needed for this hike.

As someone with joint issues, this hike is definitely manageable but leave yourself extra time to get back down the scramble.