The Brookbank Trail is a very popular trail for weekend hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders. This is a moderately strenuous hike with a gradual ascent through a forest of Juniper Pine, Douglas Fir and meadows filled with wildflowers. Spectacular views of the San Francisco Peaks are also visible from the trail as well as views of the city of Flagstaff. Elk and deer are plentiful and not as elusive as the black bear that also habitat the area. The Brookbank Trail ends at a low point known as a 'notch' or 'saddle' which then connects with the Sunset Trail.
The Brookbank Trail has a maximum elevation of 8,679 ft (2,645 m), a minimum elevation of 7,655 ft (2,333 m), and an elevation gain of 6,914 ft (2,107 m) in the [ A to B ] direction.
The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Brookbank Trail while hiking in the [ A to B ] and [ B to A ] direction at a typical speed and is based on gross weight (which includes anything carried), the topography, trail length and trail conditions.
|[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]|
|Steps 1||Length 2||Min Ele 3||Max Ele 4|
|7,320||3.3 mi||7,655 ft||8,679 ft|
|[ A to B ]|
|Time 5||Floors 6||Gain 7||Loss 8|
|1.9 hrs||1.0||6,914 ft||3,383 ft|
|[ B to A ]|
|1.4 hrs||0.0||3,383 ft||6,914 ft|
The length of the Brookbank Trail is 3.3 mi (5.3 km) or 7,320 steps.
A person in good physical health can hike the Brookbank Trail in 1.9 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 1.4 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.
Download free Brookbank Trail topo maps and the adjoining quads to plan your hike. These are full-sheet, 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) Coconino National Forest topographic maps.
Yes, and it's free! The Brookbank Trail is located on the Sunset Crater West topo map. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the map.
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