Kendrick Peak Trail Professional Review and Guide
"This hike follows a well-graded trail to the summit of the second highest mountain in northern Arizona, in the Kendrick Mountain Wilderness. The Kendrick Peak Trail is the easiest of the three trails to the summit of Kendrick Peak. Built for maintenance of the Forest Service fire lookout, it climbs the south side of the mountain in gradual switchbacks. The views are stunning.
The trail climbs a short distance up the ridge to the northeast, then starts to ascend the south-facing slope in a series of switchbacks. Limber pine and Arizona corkbark fir appear, as well as quaking aspen. Occasional open meadows offer extensive views of the forested Coconino Plateau to the south. Eventually, the trail makes a major switchback to the northwest, and there are glimpses of the summit and the squat lookout building. The San Francisco Peaks to the east dominate the scenery, and you can also see many of the hundreds of old volcanoes and cinder cones that dot the plateau. The beautiful pine forest stretches in all directions, scarred here and there by old forest fire burns. To the north, the cliffs of the Grand Canyon's north rim are visible 50 miles away."