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 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 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
7,3203.3 mi7,655 ft8,679 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
1.9 hrs1.06,914 ft3,383 ft
[ B to A ]
1.4 hrs0.03,383 ft6,914 ft

What is the length of the Brookbank Trail?

The length of the Brookbank 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 Brookbank Trail in 1.9 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 1.4 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.

Brookbank Trail Topo Maps

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. 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.

Local Weather Forecast

Check the weather forecast; this weather forecast covers the Brookbank Trail in Coconino National Forest, provided by the National Weather Service. (

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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 (cumulative elevation gain) is the sum of every gain in elevation.
  8. Loss (cumulative elevation loss) is the sum of every loss in elevation.

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