Dogtown Reservoir Trail

Williams, Arizona

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Starting from the Pumpkin Trailhead on the west side of Kendrick Peak, this loop with a short cherry stem uses the lesser-used Pumpkin Trail, the Connector Trail, the Bull Basin Trail, and the Pumpkin Trail to complete a loop over the top of 10,418-foot Kendrick Peak, one of many volcanic peaks on the Coconino Plateau. Highlights include cool pine-fir-aspen forests and 100-mile views. A few years ago, most of Kendrick Peak burned in a lightning-caused wildfire. In some areas, all the trees were burned, while in others, the fire burned on the ground and spared the treetops. You’ll be hiking through this mosaic of burned and unburned forest throughout this hike. The elevation gain is somewhat more gradual when you hike clockwise, and you’ll also be facing the views as you descend the upper Pumpkin Trail.
Best Loop Hikes Arizona

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Best Loop Hikes Arizona

by Bruce Grubbs (The Mountaineers Books)

Starting from the Pumpkin Trailhead on the west side of Kendrick Peak, this loop with a short cherry stem uses the lesser-used Pumpkin Trail, the Connector Trail, the Bull Basin Trail, and the Pumpkin Trail to complete a loop over the top of 10,418-foot Kendrick Peak, one of many volcanic peaks on the Coconino Plateau. Highlights include cool pine-fir-aspen forests and 100-mile views.

A few years ago, most of Kendrick Peak burned in a lightning-caused wildfire. In some areas, all the trees were burned, while in others, the fire burned on the ground and spared the treetops. You’ll be hiking through this mosaic of burned and unburned forest throughout this hike. The elevation gain is somewhat more gradual when you hike clockwise, and you’ll also be facing the views as you descend the upper Pumpkin Trail.

©  Bruce Grubbs/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Williams
Distance: 2.3
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1 hour
Season: April through November
Trailhead Elevation: 7,060 feet
Top Elevation: 7,060 feet
Local Contacts: Kaibab National Forest, Williams Ranger District
Local Maps: USGS Williams South, Davenport Hill
Driving Directions: Directions to Dogtown Reservoir Trail

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May 2018