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Kachina Trail #150
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Kachina Trail #150Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 08 2014
neilends
Hiking5.60 Miles 700 AEG
Hiking5.60 Miles   4 Hrs   30 Mns   1.24 mph
700 ft AEG
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1st trip
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I'm out of shape and trying to get back into hiking mode, and it's June in Phoenix. This trail suited all of those problems perfectly. The skies were blue with a gorgeous breeze most of the hike, with temps around 80 or less. The trail gave me a good workout without too much of a climb. It's crowded, I probably saw someone every 10-15 minutes, but again that suited my objective of doing an easy but lengthy trail without taking too many risks (since I'm a solo). The parking lot and trailhead are very easy to find.

I did have to call it quits about 2.5 miles in, with more than 2 miles left to the end. Facing a round trip journey and sensing that my legs were approaching their limit, I made the judgment call to not push it. I'd also gotten a late start in the day.

The views aren't expansive except for a few rare moments during breaks in the thick trees. The trail itself is very easy and fun to follow. Lots of ferns. Do this hike if you're yearning for lush greenery rather than for sweeping views.
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