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Newman Hill - Kaibab NF, AZ

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Difficulty 2.5 of 5
Route Finding 2 of 5
Distance Round Trip 1.75 miles
Trailhead Elevation 7,714 feet
Elevation Gain 789 feet
Accumulated Gain 816 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 1.25 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 5.83
Interest Off Trail Hiking & Peak
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Kendrick Peak and Newman Hill
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Author DixieFlyer
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Location Fountain Hills, AZ
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Preferred   May, Sep, Oct, Jun → Any
Seasons   Spring to Autumn
Sun  5:19am - 7:46pm
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Hello Newman! Hello Jerry!
by DixieFlyer

Overview
Newman Hill (8,503' in elevation with 425' of prominence) is just outside of the Kendrick Mountain Wilderness, and can easily be accessed from the Kendrick Mountain Trailhead, which is the same trailhead that is used for Kendrick Peak Trail #22.


Hike
The hike begins and ends at the Kendrick Mountain Trailhead. From the trailhead, walk up Forest Road 90 for about a half-mile, and then veer off to your left to go off-trail up to Newman Hill. It's a steep climb -- you'll gain about 550 feet in elevation over 0.4 miles -- but the terrain is easy to walk on and there is no bristly vegetation to deal with. You'll be walking through some grass, and there are some sparse pine trees along the way. It would be a very easy and pleasant walk were it not for the steepness.

Once you climb up to the top, you'll see a summit cairn, which has a summit register log. The summit is basically flat and has no trees, so you get some good 360-degree views. The view of Humphreys and Agassiz is arguably better than the view atop Kendrick Peak.

Descend the same way you came to get back to the trailhead. The descent is easier than the ascent, although trekking poles will be helpful.

Synopsis
This is a fun little hike, but it is not likely one that you'd make a special trip to Flagstaff to do. However, if you are already going to Flagstaff to hike up to Kendrick Peak, this one might be of interest as an add-on to Kendrick, especially to those who have the peakbagging addiction and who don't mind a little off-trail hiking!

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2020-05-01 DixieFlyer
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    To hike
    The trailhead for this hike is the Kendrick Trailhead. This trailhead is most often used to access Kendrick Peak Trail #22.

    To get to the trailhead from Flagstaff, drive north about 18 miles on US 180 to mile marker 233. Turn left on a graded dirt road, FR 193; after 3.1 miles, turn right on another graded dirt road, FR 171; drive a mile, then turn right on another graded dirt road, FR 190; Bear right and continue 0.4 miles to the trailhead. There are numerous signs for this well-developed trailhead along the way. Here are the GPS coordinates for the trailhead: 35.38692, -111.86743

    Note that you can also turn off of 180 on FR 245, which is at mile marker 230. Take Fr 245 to FR 171 and turn right. Follow FR 171 to FR 190; bear right and continue 0.4 miles to the trailhead.

    Google maps refers to the trailhead as the "Kendrick Mountain Trailhead".

    All forest roads above are OK for most any sedan.
    page created by DixieFlyer on May 01 2020 6:09 pm
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