Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Kachina Trail Day Hike
Sunday, June 4, 2017
The Kachina Trail takes a leisurely route on the south slopes of the
San Francisco Peaks through the woods and meadows overlooking Flagstaff.
We’ll start from the Kachina Trailhead, walk the trail all the way
to the east end, then drop down on the Weatherford Trail to Shultz Tank
Trailhead, where our cars will be waiting.
The hike starts in a forest of fir, spruce, and aspen, through meadows of
flowers, past basalt cliffs at 1.5 miles, and a cave, with a very good
chance we will see and hear lots of wildlife: butterflies, birds,
squirrels, elk, jays, and others.
We’ll hike out about five miles (probably to the Weatherford Trail
junction) then turn around and hike back. Those wishing a shorter hike
can turn around earlier.
We will be stopping for “refreshments” and dinner after
the hike. Please carpool accordingly.
||+-1500' elevation change
||9330' (Kachina Trailhead)
Rate yourself as a hiker.
||100% — Kachina Trail
||out and back
35° 19.751' N, 111° 42.619' W [NAD27]
||Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
You must email the leader to confirm.
Please include your cell phone number in case we need to contact you
the day of the hike.
7:00 AM in the
Fry’s parking lot on the SW corner of I-17 & Bell Road. Park
behind Denny’s, near the entrance to the Deer Valley Park & Ride.
We’ll re-convene in Flagstaff and drive in caravan to the trailhead.
Be at the Target parking lot at the corner of Milton and University (just
north of I-17) in the corner of the lot next to the traffic light, by 9:30 AM.