Brookbank Trail #2

Coconino National Forest
Located 5.6 miles from Flagstaff, Arizona (AZ)
4 Stars
7,320 Steps 1  (3.3 mi)

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.

Brookbank 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 range of 1,024 ft (312 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
7,3203.3 mi7,655 ft8,679 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
1.9 hrs88.31,060 ft96 ft
[ B to A ]
1.4 hrs8.096 ft1,060 ft

What is the length of the Brookbank Trail?

The length of the trail is 3.3 mi (5.3 km) or 7,320 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Brookbank Trail?

A person in good physical health can hike the trail in 1.9 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 1.4 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the 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.

Topo Maps

Download the free Brookbank Trail topo map and the adjoining quads to plan your hike. These are full-sheet, 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) Coconino National Forest topographic maps. Do you want full-sheet outdoor recreation JPEG Topo Maps?

Adjoining 7.5' Quadrangle Legend

  1. Northwest Topo Map: White Horse Hills, AZ
  2. North Topo Map: O'Leary Peak, AZ
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Strawberry Crater, AZ
  4. West Topo Map: Humphreys Peak, AZ
  5. Topo Map: Sunset Crater West, AZ
  6. East Topo Map: Sunset Crater East, AZ
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Flagstaff West, AZ
  8. South Topo Map: Flagstaff East, AZ
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Winona, AZ

Is there a Brookbank trail map?

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.



  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 gain divided by twelve, the height of one floor.
  7. Gain (cumulative elevation gain) is the sum of every gain in elevation.
  8. Loss (cumulative elevation loss) is the sum of every loss in elevation.