Deer Hill Trail #99

Coconino National Forest
Located 9.1 miles from Flagstaff, Arizona (AZ)
4 Stars
5,875 Steps 1  (2.7 mi)

The Deer Hill Trail is an easy trail with little elevation gain that leads through a forest and open meadows within the Coconino National Forest. The trail is frequently used by horseback riders as well as bicyclists and hikers. During 2010 the trail was severely damaged by the Schultz wildfire and flooding from extreme monsoon weather which followed; trail crews started restoration work in July 2016.

Deer Hill Trail


The Deer Hill Trail has a maximum elevation of 7,243 ft (2,208 m), a minimum elevation of 7,126 ft (2,172 m), and an elevation range of 117 ft (36 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
5,8752.7 mi7,126 ft7,243 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
1.2 hrs13.3160 ft69 ft
[ B to A ]
1.1 hrs5.869 ft160 ft

What is the length of the Deer Hill Trail?

The length of the trail is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) or 5,875 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Deer Hill Trail?

A person in good physical health can hike the trail in 1.2 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 1.1 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 Deer Hill 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 Deer Hill trail map?

Yes, and it's free! The Deer Hill 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.