Humphreys Peak via Humpherys Peak Trail

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9.6 mi
Distance
4 hrs 26 min
Time
terrain
3,304 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

This is an out and back trail to Humphreys Peak in Coconino National Forest. Because of the elevation gain and altitude, this hike can be categorized as moderately strenuous.

The trail rises over 3,000 feet in elevation over approximately 4.5 miles, and takes you through alpine forest to alpine sage above treeline. The trail ranges from smooth dirt trails winding through the forest to a rocky path on the ridge to the summit of Humphreys Peak. Humphreys is the highest point in the state of Arizona and offers gorgeous views of the surrounding area.

This trail goes by Humphreys B-24 Bomber Crash Site and Philomena Spring.

Getting Started

A paved road takes you to the trailhead, which provides a lot of space for parking for this popular trail.


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    7 months, 4 weeks ago
    Super fun hike! Started out early in the morning, finished in the afternoon. My 6 year old brother did it along with my dad and a friend.
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    9 months ago
    This is a very nice mountain. The views are amazing. The trail was very dusty but overall very easy to follow. Roundtrip mileage on my Gaia trip was 9.9 miles. My GPS watch showed 10.5 miles. I would do it again but would start earlier than our 7:30 am start to avoid the crowds. We climbed the mountain on a Monday.
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    1 year, 9 months ago
    This trail hike takes you to the summit of AZ. The views are great but the trail is ruff with rocks & tree roots better in winter with snow coverage.
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    1 year, 10 months ago
    Earlier the better, gets very crowded especially on the weekends
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Wild Vagabond 1 year, 10 months ago
AZ-flg Humphreys Pk, 10 mi, 3300'
Up to 12,633'. 3300 feet of elevation gain. 10 miles, round trip. ERM (Energy Required Miles) of 23. Rocks and tree roots make travel slow, it's not a "normal" trail. (That is, it is difficult.) The whole range of peak is properly referred to as San Francisco Mountain. It's a stratovolcano. The trail begins at the Arizona Snowbowl ski resort intrusion in the Coconino National Forest. Humphreys Peak was named in about 1870 for General Andrew A. Humphreys, a U.S. Army officer who was a Union general during the American Civil War, and who later became Chief of Engineers of the United States Army Corps of Engineers.
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