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Activities: Hiking, Cross-country skiing
Description: 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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Up high in the mountains

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

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 

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 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.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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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!

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Laguna Beach, California
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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 

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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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 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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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 

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Tucson, AZ
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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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

We have been hiking this trail with our granddaughters every year since they were just little shavers. They insist on going back to it every year and they are now 13 and 15. It is an out and back trail and it follows the contour of the mountain so there isn't much elevation change, making it an easy hike for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2003

What a beautiful hike. We used to live in Flagstaff and hike it fairly regularly. I think it is especially beautiful when all the ferns are present. It is not too strenuous, but is at a very high elevation, so pace yourself. Enjoy.

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