Brandis Way Hike
The Brandis Way hike is a lesser-known trail near the Kachina Peaks Wilderness on the east side of the San Francisco Peaks, which are the highlight of your view on this hike. This route sees light traffic–so light, in fact, that you might want to prepare for a bit of overgrowth. Long pants donned, you can enjoy the mountain views and the peaceful atmosphere out here.
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Route Description for Brandis Way Hike
The Brandis Way hike is a very lightly traveled route that starts from the far northern reaches of Flagstaff. This route leads you towards the San Francisco Peaks, which are the highlight of your view. The hike travels through an area recovering from a forest fire, but the unusual advantage to this section is that (until it’s fully regrown), it opens up the view of the mountains.
This hike can suffer from a bit of overgrowth, so long pants can be helpful, especially if it’s rained recently. Since there tend to be so few people out here, GPS mapping can be helpful.
From the trailhead, pass the ponds and then take a right. The route will then curve to your left before beginning its gradual ascent in the direction of the peaks. Enjoy the views and the atmosphere. After Lenoux Tank, the route ends where it reaches Deer Hill Trail. From here, turn around and retrace your steps.
Getting to the Brandis Way Hike Trailhead
The trailhead for the Brandis Way Hike is at the intersection of Ostrich Lane and Brandis Way.
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