Looking for a great trail in Kachina Peaks Wilderness, Arizona? AllTrails has 5 great views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 2 moderate trails in Kachina Peaks Wilderness ranging from 2.4 to 7.4 miles and from 6,879 to 8,766 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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on Fatmans Loop Trail

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1 day ago

A very good workout trail. I chose going counterclockwise which is a little less steep grade going up. Not a five star for me because the views weren't that great. Still a good hike.

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1 day ago

Our favorite trail we did while in Flag. Rainy when we started but cleared up quickly. The walk through the forest was amazing. If you go a bit later in the day you get to see the sun streaming between the trees. Was moderately challenging due to elevation.

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rocky
3 days ago

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4 days ago

Hail and thunder turned us around- not worth the lightning risk. Will try again on a better weather day

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blowdown
4 days ago

Trail seems longer, reinforcing elevation is real! Some challenging portions. Beautiful vistas on a relatively clear day with low winds.

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5 days ago

Great workout. Ended up doing both the Elden Lookout Trail AND the Fatman’s loop trail. Fatman’s loop is definitely an easier trail. Great for beginners, and those with children/dogs/ect. Elden Lookout Trail is definitely more difficult, but more rewarding once you summit. There were definitely times were I was huffing and puffing, but I enjoyed every minute of it. Hanging out by the Fire watch tower at the top was icing on the cake. Limited parking. I started the trail at 6am on a Sunday, and I was the only one there. When I came back to my car roughly 3 hours later, the place was completely packed.

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rocky
5 days ago

Beautiful trail, easy but involves effort on the way up. It took us 1:30 hrs the whole loop, we got there at 6:30 am, first ones !! But at the time we left 14 more people were on the trail already and others took to mt Elden. Will definitely doing again as it count as our Sunday morning walking.

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7 days ago

Highest peak in Arizona

hiking
7 days ago

Climbed Aaloosaktukwi again on Friday. Evidence of recent precipitation, with attendant fragrances - absolutely wonderful. Almost no light-headed-ness at the top, thanks to the miracles of modern medicine. Clear weather on the trail despite a forest fire that obstructed views in certain directions from the peak. Enjoyed it so much the first time - decided to turn-around in the parking lot and climb a second time. The latter descent was in darkness (with headlamp) because the full-moon hadn't risen yet.

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8 days ago

A pretty trail. Not amazing but this was my first day in Flagstaff so I enjoyed getting a feel of the Flagstaff scenery. Not too hard, I was expecting there to be more rocks to climb after reading other reviews. The hardest part of the trail was the part that wasn’t actually the trail..as we got lost for a bit! We only followed obvious looking trails so I’m not sure what happened but luckily had the AllTrails app to get us back on the loop. Nice views from the higher parts of the walk.

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no shade
rocky
scramble
9 days ago

Challenging trail as I am not a very outdoorsy person. Altitude sickness wiped my partner out as he was used to sea level altitude so beware guys!

on Fatmans Loop Trail

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rocky
9 days ago

For a short hike, I really liked this one! Seemed like the elevation gain was more. Interesting scenery, liked the variety of up and down and over rocks. Dog loved it! Have to add the Elden Lookout next time!

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rocky
11 days ago

Hard trail but well worth.Amazing views from summit .

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11 days ago

Beautiful hike, glad I got a 6am start-lots of people coming up as I was heading down. Steady summit through forest then you make it to the ridge and get some great views. As you follow the trail up to the summit after the ridge is where your false summits begin, stay steady, take breaks in areas with plenty of room for others to pass and enjoy the views. Your almost on a stair master the entire trek BUT you won’t regret it. The trek down is easier, obviously, but stay alert and watch your step on the tree roots. Hikers coming up have the right away as you come down which gives you some time to catch your breath, say hello to fellow hikers and stay hydrated. Have fun, be safe, be smart, pack snacks and plenty of water. 5hrs total for my moving time with about 40mins total of stops and breaks. You’ve got this!!

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12 days ago

Excellent trail for a summer hike! I started @6am right as the sun had risen & temp was about 57F. I’m glad I brought a light sweater to keep me warm. Took me approx 3hrs to get to the peak! I have to admit...it felt like one of those never ending trails & actually started experiencing some fatigue & headaches as I gained elevation. Great hike overall!! Hiked it over Labor Day weekend & the views were so great :) the gain is gradual but once you hit the last stretch it definitely gets the sweat going!

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rocky
12 days ago

Great hike for beginners who want a challenge. Elevation can be difficult and the more you scale up the mountain the rockier it gets! Bring lots of water-don’t underestimate how hard this can be just by elevation itself!! It’s also half shade half sun and I wouldn’t necessarily call this bouldering but like I said-there’s a lot of rocks to maneuver around so beware and be safe!

hiking
12 days ago

This is a great short hike that is interesting bc it’s diverse.

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rocky
12 days ago

Very nice hard trail. Started at 7:23am and it took me 6 hours 21 minutes and clocked at 10.45 miles. Brought my pup, lots of dogs on trail. everyone was friendly, even the dogs. lots off leash which is fine with me.

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13 days ago

Did this hike 2 days ago and it was definitely a tough hike if you are from lower elevation and haven’t done a big hike in about a year like myself. Loved the different layers of the hike with the atmosphere constantly changing. Really nice to start an alpine hike below tree line and then make it above. Unfortunately I started having symptoms of altitude sickness once we were above 12,000 feet. Made it up the ridge line to the first false summit and then decided to chose safety over desire, so we turned back. However, even if you get just to the saddle or the first false summit you still get amazing views. We were able to see the beginning of the Grand Canyon from the first false summit - truly amazing. Going down on this hike is not one of those that is super quick where you can basically just “run” down the mountain because of how rocky and tree root heavy this trail is. So be prepared to have a tough hike down as well. Really worth it in the end though!

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private property
13 days ago

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rocky
13 days ago

Spectacular views from the top, but you will definitely work for it the last few miles to the summit. Every hiker we encountered was encouraging and friendly. Lots of dogs on the trail as well. I highly recommend this trail as it is easy to follow, but come prepared with plenty of water and layers.

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rocky
scramble
13 days ago

Awesome hike, very trafficked tho, we did 7 hours because we stopped 2 times , one to eat at the saddle and one to take pics and eat more snacks :) my husband and I started the trail behind snowbowl, we got lost at the beginning because that trail is not marked and the weeds are tall but we made it with the app! Very recommended and we would do it again at an earlier time , today we started at 7:30 am

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13 days ago

Great Hike!

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13 days ago

Beautiful trail that will be a challenge for our-of-shape lowlanders. The views on the way up are worth it. Even in the summer the peak can be temperate or chilly due to wind chill, so pack a light jacket depending on the weather conditions.

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14 days ago

Strenuous but beautiful. Did this hike in about 5 hours. Starts at the snow bowl parking lot and during the right time of year you’re walking through a bunch of beautiful wildflowers where the ski lanes usually are. Then you shoot in a thick coniferous forest for some time with some nice switchbacks once you hit the saddle. I heard you can kinda see the Grand Canyon on a clear day. Unfortunately I went during some local fires. But nonetheless it’s a great hike with wonderful plant life.

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