Sycamore Point Trail

Williams, Arizona

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Sycamore Point is an easily accessible, not-to-be-missed viewpoint with stunning vistas more than 1,000 feet down a sheer drop into beautiful Sycamore Canyon, part of the wilderness area. The view of the folded red Coconino Sandstone cliffs that form Sycamore Canyon is one that will never be forgotten. This first part of the trail travels in the cool shade of a ponderosa pine forest. There is an excellent chance of seeing elk as well as mule deer and many smaller forest creatures. Special Attractions: Exceptional views of Sycamore Canyon from Sycamore Point; Can be used to shorten White Horse Lake Loop Trail; Shady campsites under ponderosa pines. High-clearance vehicles are preferred, but not necessary. This trail is dirt roads, but may have rocks, grades, water crossings, or ruts that make clearance a concern in a normal passenger vehicle. The trail is fairly wide, so that passing is possible at almost any point along the trail. Mud is not a concern under normal weather conditions.
Backcountry Adventures: Arizona

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Backcountry Adventures: Arizona

by Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson (Adler Publishing )

Sycamore Point is an easily accessible, not-to-be-missed viewpoint with stunning vistas more than 1,000 feet down a sheer drop into beautiful Sycamore Canyon, part of the wilderness area. The view of the folded red Coconino Sandstone cliffs that form Sycamore Canyon is one that will never be forgotten. This first part of the trail travels in the cool shade of a ponderosa pine forest. There is an excellent chance of seeing elk as well as mule deer and many smaller forest creatures.

Special Attractions: Exceptional views of Sycamore Canyon from Sycamore Point; Can be used to shorten White Horse Lake Loop Trail; Shady campsites under ponderosa pines. High-clearance vehicles are preferred, but not necessary. This trail is dirt roads, but may have rocks, grades, water crossings, or ruts that make clearance a concern in a normal passenger vehicle. The trail is fairly wide, so that passing is possible at almost any point along the trail. Mud is not a concern under normal weather conditions.

© 2006 Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson/Adler Publishing . All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Off-Highway Drives
Nearby City: Williams
Distance: 7.5
Trail Type: Shuttle
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 1 hour
Season: April to December, best dry weather
Trailhead Elevation: 6,000 feet
Top Elevation: 7,000 feet
Local Contacts: Kaibab National Forest
Local Maps: USGS White Horse Lake, Sycamore Point, Williams; BLM Williams; USFS Kaibab National Forest, Williams Ranger District
Driving Directions: Directions to Sycamore Point Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

10/24/2009
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Great Trail. Easy drive. Beautiful view of the canyon. We were the only people at the canyon rim. Great view of fall colors as well.


7/25/2008
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This is what most locals call the Mini Grand Canyon. It is a awesome sight. Easy forest roads access, a beautiful forest drive a must see. Lots of elk, deer and many more animals. AAAAAAAAAAAA



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