Hike of the Week: Kendrick Peak near Flagstaff

Mare CzinarMay 26, 2023
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Sometimes lost in shadow of the Humphreys Peak Trail which climbs the iconic extinct volcano to Arizona’s 12,633-foot highpoint, the trail that ascends the state’s second highest volcano offers a similar experience sans the crowds. Near the summit, a one-room cabin, erected in 1911 to accommodate fire lookout workers, still stands and makes an interesting detour before tackling the series of switchbacks that lead to the fire tower that caps the 10,418-foot-high mountain.

  • LENGTH: 9.2 miles round trip
  • RATING: difficult
  • ELEVATION: 7,700 – 10,418 feet
  • BEST SEASON: May – October
  • FACILITIES: vault toilet


  • From Flagstaff, drive 14 miles north on U.S. 180 to Forest Road 245 near milepost 230.
  • Follow FR 245 for three miles to the junction with Forest Road 171, turn right and continue 3 miles to the trailhead.
  • A high clearance vehicle is required.



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