Kachina Wetlands Hike
The Kachina Wetlands hike is an easy, quick loop hike around a set of ponds in Kachina Village south of Flagstaff. This hike takes less than an hour to complete and it’s easy enough for all ages and all skill levels. This area also doesn’t get busy at all, so you can expect very light traffic. Good signage makes this hike even easier to enjoy. Birders in particular are likely to enjoy this adventure.
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Route Description for Kachina Wetlands Hike
The Kachina Wetlands loop is a laid-back hike in between a set of ponds in Kachina Village. This loop is very easy, it’s well-marked, and it usually takes less than an hour to complete. This is a nice pick for families with young children or those who need an easier trail. Birders should definitely add this one to their list. You’ll also have a great view of Humphreys Peak and the rest of the San Francisco Peaks on this hike.
In the summertime, you may need some bug spray as the water draws mosquitoes. The ponds tend to dry out in the summer, so consider visiting in the spring.
From the trailhead, head out in between the two ponds to the far right and the two largest ponds. You’ll turn left to hike in between the largest ponds, then right to hike up to the road. Turn left here to hike south along the ponds furthest to the west. This route will lead you back to the trailhead.
Getting to the Kachina Wetlands Hike Trailhead
The trailhead for the Kachina Wetlands Hike is on Tovar Trail.
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