Tawa point to Kachina point

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Location

How to Get There
From the Holbrook area, take I-40 East to exit 311 (24 miles). The North entrance to the Petrified forest is here. The parking for Tawa point is about 1.4 miles from the North Entrance on your right.
city
Holbrook
state
AZ
country
United States
Region
Petrified Forest National Park and North Eastern AZ

Hike details

Distance
1.00 [Miles] Total
Hike Distance- Details
The hike described is 1.0 mile for the out and back hike described.
Time
0.50 [Hours]
Time-details
This hike took about 0.5 hours with a leisurely pace.
Elevation Change
0 Total gain/loss [Feet]
Elevation Loss
0 Total Elevation Loss[Feet]
Elevation Gain
0 Total Elevation Gain [Feet]
Elevation Details
none to speak of.
Hike Trail Type
Out and Back

Season

Best Season
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • September
  • October
Worst Season
  • June
  • July
  • August
Season Details
All Year. If hiking in the summer, best start this hike early in the morning because it can get hot. Best hiked during fall and spring.
Date Hike completed
October 01, 2005

Solitudue

Solitude
Low
Solitude Details
This is a popular national park. Expect to share this trail with 10 other hikers and sightseers.

Difficulty

Difficulty Rating
Easy
difficulty detail
30 yr old Recommendation: Impressive views of the painted desert with a paved hiking trail. The hike described here is an Easy hike.

Permits

Be Aware of
entry fee for the National Park

Hike from Tawa Point to Kachina point in Petrified Forest National park, Arizona.

There is a short and pleasant hike along a paved path that goes between Tawa point and Kachina point. If you look over your shoulder to your right, you'll be treated to changing views of the painted desert. From Tawa point to Kachina point is an easy 0.5 mile stroll.

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