Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Kachina Trail Day Hike
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where Flagstaff
the hike     The Kachina Trail takes a leisurely route on the south slopes of the San Francisco Peaks through the woods and meadows overlooking Flagstaff. 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, jays, and others.
    We’ll to the Weatherford Trail junction and then turn around and hike back. Those wishing a shorter hike can turn around earlier.
distance 12-13 miles, but this is an in and out, where people can return at any point.
EC +-1500' elevation change
elevations elevation 9,200 to 8,000 feet. No abrupt changes in altitude, but several ups and downs with two small scrambles. Hiking sticks are advised.
time 6-7 hours
rating "B"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
on trail 100% — Kachina Trail
dogs? no
type out and back
starting at
Kachina Trailhead 35° 19.751' N,  111° 42.619' W  [NAD27]
cost Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
The club allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
weather Flagstaff
meet in
9:30 AM in the Snowbowl “lower” parking lot. Note: New parking lots have been added, so look closely for the for a trailhead sign at the south end of a lot.
•  Take I-17 north to Flagstaff.
From Flagstaff, take US 180 about seven miles to the signed Arizona Snowbowl Road and turn right.
Drive uphill 7 miles and turn left into the Lower Lodge parking lot (a.k.a. second ski area parking lot). At the south end of the parking lot is the well-marked trailhead.
All roads are paved.

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