Humphrey's Peak

HARD 337 reviews

Humphrey's Peak is a 9.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Flagstaff, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3421 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

rocky

snow

Directions from Flagstaff: Drive north on US 180 for 7 miles to FR 516, the Snow Bowl Road. Drive 7.4 miles on this paved road to the lower parking lot of the Snow Bowl facility. The trailhead is located at the north end of the parking lot.

33 minutes ago

Great hike. Perfect day. low traffic, light wind, high visibility and few bugs. Friendly cohikers shared snacks and photos at summit. My Garmin tracked it 5.5 miles each way from parking lot trailhead.

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1 day ago

This is a fantastic trail! But remember event by the end of May there can be still snow on parts of the trail (I lost the trail couple of times due to snow)... The view from the saddle was awesome! Start early to avoid crowds!

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9 days ago

Completely different hike compared to most of the Colorado 14-ers, as the majority of the trail is below the tree line...exposed roots and volcanic rock make for challenging footing, especially on the descent when legs and mind are fatigued. The journey from the saddle to the summit is a grind; however, the payoff yields one of the most outstanding panoramic views I have experienced. To quote the Terminator, "I'll be back..."

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17 days ago

very tough but worth the climb

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19 days ago

This is a challenging trail. If you want to go all the way to the top, there are a few considerations. First, during monsoon season, they get precipitation and thunderstorms on almost a daily basis during active moisture surges. You will want to check the weather forecast, and if there is precipitation in the forecast, it would be a good idea to start very early and try to be off of the trail by early afternoon at the latest. If you hear thunder, best not to proceed to the top, it's not worth the risk. There are a lot of rocks and exposed tree roots, positing a fall hazard, as well as being hard on your ankles, knees, and other joints, especially going down; therefore, stretch, take your time, watch the surface, and wear adequate footwear. The altitude can make you sick if you're not prepared, so it's a good idea to maybe spend a day or two getting adjusted to the altitude if you're not used to hiking altitudes like this. Finally, don't neglect sunscreen, and pack plenty of water and high caloric snacks (I used over 80 ounces last hike). The view at the top is completely worth the climb, but far too many people are unprepared or end up injuring themselves.

23 days ago

The summit was breathe taking. Well worth the hike.

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