Weatherford Trail #102 is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Coconino County, Arizona. It is within Kachina Peaks Wilderness Area and Coconino National Forest. It is 10.4 miles long and begins at 11,808 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 21.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 6,733 feet.
Weatherford Trail #102 Professional Reviews and Guides
"An enjoyable hike on a well-graded trail that winds around Fremont and Agassiz Peaks in the Kachina Peaks Wilderness. When the trail emerges into a large meadow at the foot of Fremont Peak, it starts to switchback. You’ll pass the Kachina Trail turnoff after one of these switchbacks, and then the trail crosses the meadow and enters the forest. The slope steepens as the trail swings around a small meadow. A series of broad switchbacks takes you up the southeast slopes of Fremont Peak. The old road crosses several large avalanche paths, and a final switchback leads into Doyle Saddle, the goal for the hike. The view from this saddle is especially fine, overlooking the Interior Valley with its surrounding alpine peaks, and the lower Mount Elden–Dry Lake Hills complex to the south."
--Stewart Aitchison & Bruce Grubbs, Hiking Arizona (Falcon Guides).
"The Weatherford Trail 102 takes you to within barking distance of the roof of Arizona and lies almost entirely within the highly scenic Kachina Peaks Wilderness Area. The path is open to hiking and horseback riding only—and no horses are allowed beyond Doyle Saddle—so this remains a remote trail, in spite of convenient access from Flagstaff. Since some of this San Francisco Peaks trail is above tree line, watch summer temperatures carefully when planning your trip and pack in extra water."
--Renee Guillory, Best Hikes with Dogs: Arizona (The Mountaineers Books).
"Originally constructed as a toll road up to the San Francisco Peaks, Weatherford Trail 102 is definitely the scenic route up into and across the Kachina Wilderness. The San Francisco Peaks have four climate zones stacked on top of each other, and the Weatherford goes through all of them, in addition to providing a view of everything from the Inner Basin to Sycamore Canyon."
--Tony Padegimas, Five-Star Trails: Flagstaff and Sedona (Menasha Ridge Press).
"An enjoyable hike through a scenic alpine canyon in the Kachina Peaks Wilderness on San Francisco Mountain."
--Bruce Grubbs, Hiking Northern Arizona (Falcon Guides).
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