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    Weatherford Trail

    Difficulty
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    Hard
    Duration
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    7-10h
    Distance
    This reflects the return distance of this route as measured by the GPS file.
    24.6 km
    Elevation
    This reflects the total elevation gained throughout this route as measured by the GPS file. This includes all ascents and descents, and is higher than what is quoted in most route guides, which simply measure the distance between the starting-point and high-point of the route.
    972 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    The Weatherford Trail is a hard hike in the Kachina Peaks Wilderness that leads you between Fremont Peak, Schultz Peak, and Doyle Peak. The Weatherford Trail is a longer hike, and the terrain gets more demanding as you go. May hikers only do part of this hike, so if you plan to go the entire way, make sure you come prepared with plenty of water, layers, and food. Expect moderate traffic on this route.

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    Route Description for Weatherford Trail

    The Weatherford Trail is one of the main routes in the Kachina Peaks Wilderness, where Arizona’s tallest mountains stand. This long, difficult hike takes you past Schultz Peak, most of the way up Fremont Peak, and beside Doyle Peak. Many hikers only do part of this trail, but some complete it all, especially as a warm-up for nearby Humphreys Peak.

    If you plan to hike the entire trail, make sure you prepare with lots of water, layers to dress in, and good boots and poles. It’s a fairly rocky trail.

    From the trailhead, take Weatherford Trail north toward the mountains. You’ll warm up by making your way up the foot of Fremont Peak. The route makes a steep, straight-up climb onto a ridge, which you’ll traverse back and forth as you climb the flanks of Fremont. This is the most challenging climb on the trail. Once you hit the saddle between Fremont and Doyle, you’ll traverse a short distance west to the trail’s end. From here, retrace your steps.

    Getting to the Weatherford Trail Trailhead

    The trailhead for the Weatherford Trail is off Schultz Pass Road.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground

      No

    • When to do

      March-November

    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly

      No

    • Route Signage

      Average

    • Crowd Levels

      Moderate

    • Route Type

      Out and back

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