One of the most popular places to hike and ride horses within the Coconino National Forest is the moderately challenging Kachina Trail, especially during the fall. The changing colors of the Aspen trees from green to gold as well as the beauty of dense forest, open meadows and views of Humphreys Peak make this trail one of the most scenic to hike within the region.
The trail crosses several canyons and descends to a lava cliff which is now covered with fern and other vegetation; there is also an abundance of wildlife here which includes black bear, elk and deer.
The Kachina Trail has a maximum elevation of 9,367 ft (2,855 m), a minimum elevation of 8,779 ft (2,676 m), and an elevation gain of 14,058 ft (4,285 m) in the [ A to B ] direction.
The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Kachina 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|
|12,715||5.8 mi||8,779 ft||9,367 ft|
|[ A to B ]|
|Time 5||Floors 6||Gain 7||Loss 8|
|2.5 hrs||3.6||14,058 ft||16,230 ft|
|[ B to A ]|
|2.7 hrs||2.6||16,230 ft||14,058 ft|
The length of the Kachina Trail is 5.8 mi (9.3 km) or 12,715 steps.
A person in good physical health can hike the Kachina Trail in 2.5 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 2.7 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.
Download free Kachina 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 Kachina Trail is located on the Humphreys Peak topo map. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the map.
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