Posted By diana steves @ Mar 13th 2024 1:01pm In: Events and Activities

Kendrick Park Watchable Wildlife Trail

This trail bridges the habitats of forest and grassland making it an ideal location to encounter residents of both places.

Wildlife live here. You may experience the presence of a wide variety of bird, insect and animal life on this unique trail.

Some of the wildlife you may see are Steller's jay, northern flicker, pygmy nuthatch, hairy woodpecker, red-tailed hawk, mule deer, porcupine, pronghorn antelope, elk, Abert's squirrel, badger and coyote.

Watch for animal tracks, scat, burrows and nests, traces of fur or feathers, and other signs that wildlife use this area. You will also see evidence of human impact on the environment.

The local animal life, forest and grassland vegetation, wildfire occurrences, historic presence of man and many other stories are interpreted for you along the way. There are tremendous views of the San Francisco Peaks, Kendrick Mountain, and Kendrick Park.

The Trails: There are two trails located at this site. A short loop is paved to allow wheelchair access. A longer loop is 4 feet wide with native surface and is located on flat terrain-- it is an easy hike. Both trails provide an educational interpretive experience.

Length: Short Loop 1/4 mile -- paved for wheelchair access. Longer Loop one and one-half miles.

Difficulty: Easy

Hiking Time: Short Loop: 20 min., Longer loop: 1 hour

Directions/Location: Adjacent to Highway 180, approximately 20 miles north of Flagstaff on the southern end of Kendrick Park. It is on the west side of Hwy 180 at mile-marker 235.5 and at an elevation of 7,900 feet.

GPS (Map): 35°24'07.3"N 111°45'20.9"W




 



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