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Kachina Trail #150 is a 10.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Flagstaff, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 10.2 miles Elevation Gain: 1,528 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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Directions from Flagstaff: Drive 7 miles northwest of Flagstaff on US 180 and turn north (right) on the SnowBowl Road (FR 516). Follow this paved road about 7 miles to the Snow Bowl Ski Area. Drive into the first parking lot on the right (south). The Kachina trailhead is located at the south end of the parking lot.

hiking
2 days ago

Fantastic trail & great views. Good balance of up and down. Highly recommend! **my Apple Watch says we hiked 10.8 miles while all trails says differently

hiking
3 days ago

My favorite!!!!! The most beautiful place in July!

hiking
7 days ago

Did this trail yesterday and it was awesome. A variety of terrain and landscapes and a mix of sun and shade (mostly shade on the first part of the hike). Really nice views from the meadows and a good hike for a day trip up to Flag!

hiking
8 days ago

Gorgeous trail. Some rocky spots mixed with flat dirt path. Plenty of shade. I only made it in 3 miles though. Very peaceful.

8 days ago

Well shaded and lots of green. It has few good picture spots. Do not underestimate the trail, not easy as it looks. If you are looking for open skies and breathtaking views, then this is not your hike. The end of the trail was anticlimactic since it ends at a T junction and no ‘A-ha’ moment. We went on a weekday and it was empty.

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rocky
scramble
14 days ago

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19 days ago

Favorite trail in Flagstaff

hiking
21 days ago

Great trail perfect day. I will call the trail more moderate then easy due to the rolling hills A must do

hiking
22 days ago

Nice trail, easy to follow. Rolling hills. Not many viewpoints. Would do again in fall to see the colors but otherwise wouldn’t repeat.

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rocky
26 days ago

Very pretty and peaceful. Light to moderate traffic. A few rocks to climb but otherwise pretty easy. Very dog friendly trail.

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rocky
29 days ago

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29 days ago

I loved this trail! It definitely isn’t for the just beginner hiker with all the ups and downs, but it has some flat terrain in between. Super gorgeous with the trees, grasses, and flowers. The view is amazing! There is a tree blown down about a half mile in on the trail, but it’s easy to walk around and will probably be removed by the end of the week.

hiking
29 days ago

Perfect Kachina day

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked Kachina on May 30th Really loved this trail, so much diversity with heavily wooded alpine and aspen groves hiking from top and open scenic areas on south end. Did see a small black bear fairly close to me when I stopped to eat lunch in an aspen grove about 1/2 way into my hike:)

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked on May 30, 2020. Road was open again, not too crowded. Great hike

hiking
1 month ago

Website says trail is open but snowbowl road is closed

1 month ago

The road to the trailhead was closed. I dont know if it was due to quarantine or maintenance. That was on 5/9/2020.

2 months ago

it's closed right now.

recorded Kachina Trail #150

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snow
6 months ago

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snow
7 months ago

We only made it about 0.5 miles in because of snow and ice. Bring crampons if you want to do any considerable distance. The portion we did was serene.

rocky
7 months ago

gorgeous trail. hiked a few miles of it this morning with the pups.

hiking
8 months ago

Super pretty, but the trail was hard to follow at certain points... only went up 2mi though

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rocky
8 months ago

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rocky
8 months ago

Good hike, fall colors this time of year with the aspens

hiking
8 months ago

The fall colors are ridiculous. Beautiful only begins to describe.

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful trail with aspen groves, fields of ferns, and tall grass meadows. Provides great views. I was running for a few portions of the trail and completed it in about 4.5 hours. Well worth it!

hiking
9 months ago

Did a three trail loop over three days.. Day 1) Weatherford trail; beautiful but it was tough with a pack! Only went in a few miles past Kachina Loop from Schultz Creek and set up camp. Day 2) 15 miles up to Humphrey’s saddle and down into Snowbowl into the Kachina Loop trail for second camp. Day 3) Kachina Loop back to Schultz.. All three trails were great. Weather was chilly and windy. Couldn’t summit Humphrey’s due to crazy wind and clouds blowing blocking visibility. No water anywhere on trail so we had to carry 8 liters each.. I finished with an extra 1.5 liters still. Highly recommend if you have a long weekend! Just be prepared for some elevation and a lot of water!

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