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Humphrey's Peak

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Address: Kachina Peaks Wilderness, Coconino National Forest, Flagstaff, AZ
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Great hike, a couple of pointers

The best, toughest hike I've done. I don't hike too much, but I consider myself an outdoorsman. I made it with my 12 year old daughter, who is one tough cookie. I could count... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 October 2016
Jeff S
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Gilbert, Arizona, United States
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Gilbert, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

The best, toughest hike I've done. I don't hike too much, but I consider myself an outdoorsman. I made it with my 12 year old daughter, who is one tough cookie. I could count the number of people under 18 years old hiking the peak on one hand that day. We made it up and back in 10 hours flat.... More 

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

I'm originally from Wisconsin, and I've never climbed anything so I didn't know what to expect. The trail for the most part was easy to follow, offering breathtaking views, especially from the top. The people I met (along with fellow Wisconsinites) were super friendly and would help you out if needed (thankfully I didn't need any). BRING HIKING BOOTS AND... More 

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1 Thank Aarron_Van_Buren
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Went up this peak with my wife and we found it a good challenge, but a well marked and clear enough path to avoid frustration. Getting up to the top was a great payoff as well, with plenty of unobstructed viewing area in all directions and a very different climate than you saw on the the way up, including snow... More 

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massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

This is an aggressive hike with some challenges but a huge pay off. It starts with a brief walk through a meadow then immediately begins to climb via switchbacks. You pass through some beautiful forest and the landscape is always changing. There are a couple of great vistas but you are pretty much in the forest until you get to... More 

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2 Thank souzagar
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

This isn't a hike for the faint hearted. It's pretty tough with the altitude so you need to be pretty fit and determined. If you are, this is totally amazing! The views are just incredible .

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2 Thank jaydent2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Omg!!! What a hike!!! Let's be real .... It's the hike that you have to be in shape!!! I run 2-3 miles, 3-4 days a week and I was struggling at the last 1 mile of the hike!!! I felt accomplished when I reached the top!! The incredible view 😍😍 make sure to carry lots of water, Gatorade and snacks.... More 

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Scottsdale
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Great hike, more difficult than I expected, due mostly to the altitude. Bring lots of extra water and snacks as we came across a few other hikers who were not prepared and it felt good to share with them.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The hike to the highpoint of the state of Arizona is fun, and not overly challenging. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation about the distance involved, with guidebooks saying one thing and personal GPS devices saying another. Either way, the hike through the woods at the bottom of the mountain is gorgeous, if a bit overly drawn out by... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Bring snacks because this is a longer hike and physically demanding. I did the hike in November with my husky and found the weather to be pretty nice. Cool, not too cold, and I wasn't sweating. People were cool about me hiking with my dog, sometimes people seem irritated on more advanced hikes. Beautiful views! Definitely recommend.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Great hike! We left at 10:00 and finished around 4:30 with many stops and 25 min at the top. We did bring layers to wear and snacks plus water. The top gets pretty windy - but as long as you don't get rained on its nice. Wear comfortable shoes.

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