Bull Basin Trail #40
Kaibab National Forest

Located 20.0 miles from Flagstaff, Arizona

4 Stars
9,437 Steps 1  (4.2 mi)
Bull Basin Trail


The Bull Basin Trail has a maximum elevation of 10,126 ft (3,086 m), a minimum elevation of 7,934 ft (2,418 m), and an elevation gain of 16,190 ft (4,935 m) in the [ A to B ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Bull Basin 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 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
9,4374.2 mi7,934 ft10,126 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
2.4 hrs14.916,190 ft6,047 ft
[ B to A ]
1.7 hrs1.06,047 ft16,190 ft

What is the length of the Bull Basin Trail?

The length of the Bull Basin Trail is 4.2 mi (6.8 km) or 9,437 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Bull Basin Trail?

A person in good physical health can hike the Bull Basin Trail in 2.4 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 1.7 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.

Bull Basin Trail Topo Maps

Download free Bull Basin Trail topo maps and the adjoining quads to plan your hike. These are full-sheet, 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) Kaibab National Forest topographic maps.

Adjoining 7.5 Minute Quadrangle Legend

  1. Northwest Topo Map: Ebert Mountain, AZ
  2. North Topo Map: Chapel Mountain, AZ
  3. Northeast Topo Map: S P Mountain, AZ
  4. West Topo Map: Moritz Ridge, AZ
  5. Topo Map: Kendrick Peak, AZ
  6. East Topo Map: White Horse Hills, AZ
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Parks, AZ
  8. South Topo Map: Wing Mountain, AZ
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Humphreys Peak, AZ

Is there a Bull Basin Trail map?

Yes, and it's free! The Bull Basin Trail is located on the Kendrick Peak topo map. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the map.

Local Weather Forecast

Check the weather forecast; this weather forecast covers the Bull Basin Trail in Kaibab National Forest, provided by the National Weather Service. (weather.gov)

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  1. Steps is a unit of distance equal to the sum of stride lengths that vary with the terrain.
  2. Length is the distance of the trail between the two trailheads, measured on the trail.
  3. Min Ele is the minimum elevation on the trail.
  4. Max Ele is the maximum elevation on the trail.
  5. Time is the typical total time required to hike the trail.
  6. Floors is the sum of distance on the trail where angles to the horizontal is between 30 and 50 degrees (the angle of a stairway) divided by ten, the height of one floor.
  7. Gain is the cumulative elevation gain.
  8. Loss is the cumulative elevation loss.

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