Bull Basin Trail #40

Kaibab National Forest
Located 20.0 miles from Flagstaff, Arizona (AZ)
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 range of 2,192 ft (668 m).


[ 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 hrs181.62,179 ft0 ft
[ B to A ]
1.7 hrs0.00 ft2,179 ft

What is the length of the Bull Basin Trail?

The length of the 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 trail in 2.4 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 1.7 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 Bull Basin Trail topo map and the adjoining quads to plan your hike. These are full-sheet, 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) Kaibab National Forest topographic maps. Do you want full-sheet outdoor recreation JPEG Topo Maps?

Adjoining 7.5' 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.



  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.