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Davenport Hill Trail - 5 members in 15 triplogs have rated this an average 2.8 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Aug 19 2018
chumley
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46 male
 Joined Sep 18 2002
 Tempe, AZ
Davenport Hill TrailFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 19 2018
chumley
Hiking6.09 Miles 966 AEG
Hiking6.09 Miles   2 Hrs   15 Mns   3.05 mph
966 ft AEG      15 Mns Break
 
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This one surprised me for how much I enjoyed it. The first 1.5 miles is mostly flat and a little boring, thought it's in pristine ponderosa forest. Once it crosses the closed forest road you get to the real action.

It's a beautifully constructed trail and passes through some really nice forest. It starts with ponderosa and gambel oak, but hits some really nice shaded sections of just oak, and higher up there are some nice firs. The summit is wooded so views are limited, but there are still some holes to get a glimpse of surrounding mountains and prairies.

While the trail is fantastic, if you wanted to do this as part of an off-trail explore up here, descending off nearly any side of this mountain looks like it would be relatively easy.

Note to trailrunners: This would be a solid route and combine it with the loop around the lake for a few extra miles.
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Aug 13 2017
nonot
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 Joined Nov 18 2005
 Phoenix, AZ
Davenport Hill TrailFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 13 2017
nonot
Hiking6.00 Miles 900 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles
900 ft AEG
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Nice trail to the top of the hill. Views from the top of the hill are poor due to too many trees.
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Oct 07 2016
charlieaz
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48 male
 Joined Apr 22 2008
 Mesa, AZ
Davenport Hill TrailFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 07 2016
charlieaz
Hiking2.50 Miles
Hiking2.50 Miles
 
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I drove to the east side of the hill on Garland Prairie Road to just past the private property sign and bushwhacked to the top. Good workout.
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May 30 2016
azbackpackr
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 Joined Jan 21 2006
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Davenport Hill TrailFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar May 30 2016
azbackpackr
Hiking5.59 Miles 842 AEG
Hiking5.59 Miles   3 Hrs   14 Mns   2.21 mph
842 ft AEG      42 Mns Break
 
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Despite the crowds in the woods, due to Memorial Day weekend, there was no one on the trail. Not a surprise. Saw a small herd of mule deer. Not many flowers, but those cute pink ones need an ID. I did get photos of the deer, you'll see, but not very good ones.

Dogtown Lake has more water in it than last year, I think.
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water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Dogtown Reservoir 76-100% full 76-100% full
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May 12 2015
azbackpackr
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 Joined Jan 21 2006
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Davenport Hill TrailFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
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azbackpackr
Hiking5.95 Miles 900 AEG
Hiking5.95 Miles   3 Hrs   16 Mns   2.36 mph
900 ft AEG      45 Mns Break
 
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Nice day on the trail, hoping my feet would be okay. They pretty much were.

When you get to the top you can lounge around...on the Davenport.
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water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Dogtown Reservoir 51-75% full 51-75% full

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Dogtown Tank 51-75% full 51-75% full
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Feb 08 2015
BEEBEE
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45 male
 Joined Jul 27 2011
 Mesa AZ
Davenport Hill TrailFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
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BEEBEE
Hiking1.15 Miles 708 AEG
Hiking1.15 Miles      45 Mns   1.53 mph
708 ft AEG   1 Hour    Break18 LBS Pack
 
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SOTA activation decided to hike the summit from the east side. I used the atv trail up what appears to be a fire brake from some time ago. Neat spot made lots of contacts
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Jun 18 2014
azbackpackr
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 Joined Jan 21 2006
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Davenport Hill TrailFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 18 2014
azbackpackr
Hiking5.62 Miles 980 AEG
Hiking5.62 Miles   2 Hrs   48 Mns   2.26 mph
980 ft AEG      19 Mns Break
 
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This is a very pleasant and moderate hike. The views are not great due to trees, but you can see the Peaks, and Dogtown Lake, Bill Williams Mountain, etc.

It starts at the Dogtown Lake campground, which would probably be a pleasant place to camp. The lake is not large, but I might bring my kayak over sometime, since it's close by where I'm living.

If you look at my profile page you'll notice I have been doing a lot of 2 and 3 mile hikes, due to a foot problem. This was the first "longer" hike I've done since February in California, I think. My feet were hurting the last mile, but after I loosened my boots a lot they felt better.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Dogtown Reservoir 26-50% full 26-50% full

dry Dogtown Tank Dry Dry
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Jun 08 2014
azbackpackr
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 Joined Jan 21 2006
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Davenport Hill TrailFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
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azbackpackr
Hiking3.08 Miles 333 AEG
Hiking3.08 Miles   1 Hour   14 Mns   2.60 mph
333 ft AEG      3 Mns Break
 
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This is a very nice trail. The forest is healthy, although dry. Typically Ponderosa pine and Gambel oak are found in the area.

I was on call for my job, and got a later start than I had intended, so I did only part of the trail. Also I took the time to talk to the very nice campground hosts, and petted their nice dog as well, a big old Golden Retriever with a docked tail they had rescued from the pound.

At least I got in 3 miles, which is my current minimum goal. (Still working on getting my feet toughened up, etc.)

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Dogtown Reservoir 26-50% full 26-50% full
I am not sure about 26-50% but it does look low. It does not look nearly as bad as Kaibab Lake!

dry Dogtown Tank Dry Dry
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Sep 28 2013
Rookieone
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57 male
 Joined Mar 09 2010
 GoldenValley,AZ
Davenport Hill TrailFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
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Rookieone
Hiking2.50 Miles
Hiking2.50 Miles
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love the weather this time of year
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Sep 17 2011
Rookieone
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57 male
 Joined Mar 09 2010
 GoldenValley,AZ
Davenport Hill TrailFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 17 2011
Rookieone
Hiking2.50 Miles
Hiking2.50 Miles   3 Hrs      0.83 mph
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Jul 06 2011
Rookieone
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57 male
 Joined Mar 09 2010
 GoldenValley,AZ
Davenport Hill TrailFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
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Rookieone
Hiking2.50 Miles
Hiking2.50 Miles   3 Hrs      0.83 mph
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HAD A GREAT HIKE MY SON HAD TO RIDE HIS BIKE HALF WAY AND WALKED THE REST NICE DAY AND A GREAT TIME WAS HAD..I WISH THE VIEW WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE...
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Aug 16 2009
Al_HikesAZ
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 Joined May 16 2005
 Scottsdale, AZ
Davenport Hill TrailFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 16 2009
Al_HikesAZ
Hiking5.50 Miles 972 AEG
Hiking5.50 Miles   2 Hrs      2.75 mph
972 ft AEG
 
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As you enter Dogtown Lake, don't go left to the day use area - go right to the camping area. As you enter the camping area, you stay left into the parking lot. A very nice TH. A little confusing the the markings for the Nature Trail, but that is what you want to start out on. A pleasant trail. A nice camping area near the summit. A huge cairn at the summit and some decent views. I was camping and fishing with my daughter at White Horse Lake and added this hike while she slept in.
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Mar 31 2007
imh4
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 Joined Mar 22 2007
 flagstaff, az
Davenport Hill TrailFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 31 2007
imh4
Hiking2.50 Miles
Hiking2.50 Miles
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Nov 12 2006
9avilaturtle
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44 male
 Joined Jun 28 2006
 Avondale, AZ
Davenport Hill TrailFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 12 2006
9avilaturtle
Hiking6.00 Miles
Hiking6.00 Miles   2 Hrs   30 Mns   2.40 mph
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:sweat: Beautiful county and trail, easy to get to, plus great trail head.
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Aug 07 2004
tuvok
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 Joined Aug 14 2004
 Tempe, AZ
Davenport Hill TrailFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 07 2004
tuvok
Hiking2.50 Miles
Hiking2.50 Miles   2 Hrs      1.25 mph
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The trail provides excellent views of Bill Williams Mountain and the area surrounding Dogtown Lake. The ascent is relatively smooth, consisting of 3-4 long switchbacks. About 2 miles along the trail there is a split in the trail, if you take the path that continues to climb (it also heads to the west) you will reach the summit. At the summit there is a marker with the altitude (7805.
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