• Activities:

    Photography, Running, Fitness

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Spring, Summer, Autumn

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Groups
Picnic Area
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Lockett Meadow offers plenty of solitude and a great opportunity for altitude training. The trails are well established and marked, and is located close to a campground. 

Getting There

North of Flagstaff on the 89A, take a left turn directly after a sign for Sunset Crater. This road winds up a well-developed path; when it ends, turn right. After the road banks left, take a right at the next fork and continue on the dirt road up a single lane path until you enter the Lockett Meadow campground. Be sure to drive carefully and slowly, as other vehicles will be leaving Lockett Meadow on the same one-lane road. Park in the free day-use area and get ready to run!

The Trail

Walk through the campground and look for the Inner Basin Trailhead. The trail is well marked and well kept but the roots are allowed to grow and the rocks in the beginning of the path create constant obstacles. After about a mile, the trail smooths out. The Inner Basin Trail will eventually intersect with the Weatherford Trail which then leads to Humphrey's Peak, the tallest point in Arizona at 12,637 feet.

Pack List

  • Running shoes
  • Hydration
  • Appropriate attire
  • Car with 4WD or AWD
  • Camping/hiking gear if applicable
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We recently went on this trail in early October and it was amazing! It was beautiful to see the "golden carpet" and the local hikers were very friendly. Parking and the drive was very straight forward but be careful not to park in camping spots. We got a $8 ticket for doing so and it was impossible to find the drop box to pay that fine so we ended up having to mail it in from Flagstaff.

4 months ago
4 months ago

Trail is great in the fall. Be on the lookout for wildlife in the open meadow!

about 1 year ago
about 1 year ago

I did this trail on my honeymoon and it was by far our favorite part of the whole trip. One thing that the reviews don't mention is that the road to get to this spot is prettttty scary & not maintained for passenger vehicles. If you're looking to see some beautiful leaves the best time to go it's late September to Mid-October. We were there on October 10th and it was gorgeous. Absolutely stunning.

about 1 year ago
about 1 year ago

I just completed this hike with my wife and did a complete write up with pictures for anyone interested. arizonahikersguide.com !

over 2 years ago
over 2 years ago

Beautiful Flagstaff gem - one of the best places to see the leaves changing in the fall.

over 2 years ago
over 2 years ago

Moe Lauchert

Always eager to learn new skills and share my passion for the outdoors; I see every experience as a catalyst for self-growth. I believe in the idea that every interaction affects our worldview and who we become at our core.

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