Freidlein Prairie

4/5 (11 reviews)
Freidlein Prairie provides the closest motorized access to the Kachina Peaks Wilderness and Kachina Trailhead and fourteen high-elevation designated campsites. Views of the peaks are limited by the beautiful alpine forest. Mexican Spotted Owls, a protected species, live in the area, and the campsi...Read More
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Highlights of Freidlein Prairie

Camping Category IconCamping
Forest Category IconForest
Highest Elevation
8634 ft
Shape of Trail
Out & Back
Typically Open
05/15 - 11/30
Best Direction
N/A
Official Trail Name
522
Nearest Town
Flagstaff
Nearest Services
Flagstaff
Management Agency
Coconino National Forest
District
Flagstaff Ranger District

Overview

Freidlein Prairie provides the closest motorized access to the Kachina Peaks Wilderness and Kachina Trailhead and fourteen high-elevation designated campsites. Views of the peaks are limited by the beautiful alpine forest. Mexican Spotted Owls, a protected species, live in the area, and the campsites are closed for their breeding season. For those visiting the Snowbowl ski resort on the west side of the peaks for activities in the summer, access to 522 is located conveniently halfway up Snowbowl Road. The hiking trailhead parking lot at the end of Freidlein Prairie is within a few hundred yards of the Kachina Wilderness boundary and the demanding but enjoyable Kachina Trail.

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17 Trail Photos
1 Trail Concerns
11 Community Reviews
1 Video
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