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Address: Flagstaff, AZ
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This five-mile hiking trail, almost entirely within the boundaries of the...

This five-mile hiking trail, almost entirely within the boundaries of the Kachina Peaks Wilderness, allows visitors sweeping views of Agassiz Peak, along with a variety of wildlife.

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So beautiful!

This is my favorite hike! It is so beautiful! Aspen's, Pine Trees, Ferns. It's a great easy hike for families and kids.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 15, 2015
Heidi L
Goodyear, Arizona

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Goodyear, Arizona
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This is my favorite hike! It is so beautiful! Aspen's, Pine Trees, Ferns. It's a great easy hike for families and kids.

Thank Heidi L
Gilbert, Arizona
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Always a great hike that's never too busy. Very long hike that is as easy or hard as you want it to be. Regardless of how long you hike, you'll have stunning views the entire time. Be sure to bring rain gear and dress with layers, this is up towards the top of the mountain and weather can change rapidly.

Thank Steve B
Monmouth, Illinois
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55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

We started hiking last year, so we aren't all that experienced. We are in our late 50s - mid 60s and felt this trail was moderately challenging in certain spots. The trail is well-maintained. There is some climbing over rocks, which is the reason I say "moderately challenging." We were there on a weekday, but there did seem to be... More 

1 Thank LBB56
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

We were out here to walk a hike and get some nice views. The friendly waiter atthe brewery in Flagstaff told us that this hike then would be perfect and that it was his favourite. I dont understand how this hike can be anyone's preffered hike and most definitely not a favourite. There was no views what so ever, just... More 

1 Thank Håvard R
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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334 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Great hiking trail, not too difficult. Make it as long as you wish, in and out the same way. Great scenery high in the ponderosas and aspens.

1 Thank smthibs
Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We frequently hike Flagstaff and enjoy many trails but this is far and away, one of our favorites. The elevation and views are unsurpassed. One of my favorite things about this trail is how much the scenery changes throughout. Vastly different flora, fauna and terrain as you go. Doesn't get much better than this!

4 Thank Cheryl H
Laguna Beach, California
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182 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The elevation is Flagstaff is over 7000 feet so keep that in mind when doing this hike. This hike gives you views of the meadow and I would qualify it as a moderate hike. We chose this trail because it was fairly close to Flagstaff and a good trail. We are not fitness freaks but average over 40 folks and... More 

4 Thank Calitripgirl
Wallingford, Connecticut
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149 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The Kachina Trail is an easy to moderate 5 mile (one-way) hike over rolling terrain that winds its way through stands of fir and aspen and passes through beautiful meadows where views of the San Francisco Peaks and Flagstaff area become possible. To reach the trailhead from Flagstaff, follow US highway 180 about 7 miles, turn right on Snowbowl Road... More 

4 Thank maloney1969
Flagstaff, Arizona
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Out of all the hikes we did in the Flagstaff area, this one took the cake. It was doable for all fitness levels and beautiful weaving in and out of the Aspens. We were sad to be a couple weeks early of the leaves changing colors. I imagine it is gorgeous in the fall with lots of yellows, reds, and... More 

2 Thank Julie A
Tucson, AZ
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167 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We've spent the summer hiking the trails near Flagstaff and believe that the Kachina Trail is one of the most universally appropriate and gratifying. It is not a hard hike-it runs five plus miles across the shoulder of the mountain, not up or down it, which makes it doable for people who don't hike much. The trail alternates forested sections... More 

3 Thank rcatesby

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