Navajo Peak

While not the longest adventure in theses parts, climbing Navajo Peak has its challenges in route finding and the constant steepness of the climb.

Hiking Severe

Distance
2.7 km
Ascent
581 m
Descent
8 m
Duration
1-2 hrs
Low Point
2.9 km
High Point
3.4 km
Gradient
23˚
Navajo Peak Map

While not the longest adventure in theses parts, climbing Navajo Peak has its challenges in route finding and the constant steepness of the climb. If you are to embark on this adventure you should know that it only follows a trail for about a quarter mile. At a obvious clearing to your right you will go off trail into the undergrowth that can hide sudden drops. When you get to the base of the mountain start your steep climb upwards. At the ridge make sure not to drop onto the front face, this side is very loose and getting back is difficult. On the way down be sure not to go into the gully as it cliffs out.

Difficulty

Severe

Hiking challenging trails where simple scrambling, with the occasional use of the hands, is a distinct possibility. The trails are often filled with all manner of obstacles both small and large, and the hills are very steep. Obstacles and challenges are often unexpected and can be unpredictable.

High Exposure

3 out of 4

Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

June, July, August, September

Features

  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike
  • Wild flowers
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation