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“Great State High Point.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Humphrey's Peak

Humphrey's Peak
Kachina Peaks Wilderness, Coconino National Forest, Flagstaff, AZ
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Ranked #5 of 45 Attractions in Flagstaff
Type: Mountains, Nature & Parks
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Great State High Point.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

The full trail is more than 9 miles (There and back) and gains over 3000 feet. An easy hike for peak baggers but a long day for a casual hiker. There is a sign which points to the parking lot on the left and the trail is very easy to follow all the way. If you plan to summit bring supplies for 5 -7 hours. This means all your 10 essentials, water (couple liters), food, footwear (not flops), first aid and a good attitude. If you have a dog follow the rules and keep it on the leash. The trail has a 6 foot leash rule but 5 out 6 dogs I saw were not leashed. Sorry, but your pet is not above the rules. The trail can be very busy on the weekend but if you get an early start you'll be out in front. In the summer you'll need to start very early and be off the summit by noon because of thunder storms.

Visited October 2012
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“Tough but worth it!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

My husband and I got into state high peaks a few years ago, so evertime we have an opportunity we hike (or drive) to a state high point. Since we were in Arizona last week visiting the Grand Canyon, we decided to take on Humphrey's Peak. I have to admit it's not one of the easiest hikes. It's almost 10 miles round trip to the top (12,637 feet) gaining over 3,300 feet along the way. The last mile involves climing over a lot of boulders and loose scree - all uphill. Ah, but once you reach the top the views are incredible! There was even a wooden bench at the top...how in the world did it get up there??! As a side note, the information we found on the trail said to start at the ski lift area. When we got there, we found out that the trailhead no longer starts there. There's a parking lot before you reach the skilift which is clearly marked, so the round trip hike is closer to 10 miles.

Visited September 2012
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