Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Highlands Trail and Kachina Wetlands Day Hike
when Trip Report : June 6, 2020
where Flagstaff
the hike     This is a relatively easy hike through the pine forests of the high country. We start at the Fort Tuthill County Park and head south on the Highland Trail, cross US 89A, and continue to just north of the Kachina Village community. This hike is through rolling forested country. Our destination and turnaround point is the Kachina Wetlands which was created by the Coconino County, Arizona Game and Fish and NAU, using treated effluent.
    We should see some birds and perhaps some other wildlife. If not, the hike is nice by itself. On the way back, after crossing US 89A we will take an alternative trail to form a loop.
distance 8.5 miles
time 4-5 hours
EC +-500' elevation change
elevations 6890' to 7040'
type figure-9
starting at Yavapai Ramada Trailhead in Fort Tuthill County Park
on trail 100% — Soldier Trail, Highlands Trail
rating "C"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs allowed no
cost The club allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
weather Flagstaff
meet 8:00 AM at the Yavapai Ramada parking lot.
drive
•  Go north on I-17 to Exit 337 for Fort Tuthill County Park.
Turn left and enter the park.
Watch the signs and turn left. Yavapai Ramada will be on your left.
There is a large set of kids playground equipment and restrooms are available. We start hiking south on the road to the start of the Soldier Trail, which heads west to the Highlands Trail.

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