Sycamore Rim

Williams, Arizona 86046

Sycamore Rim

Sycamore Rim Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The Sycamore Rim Trail (also known as the Rim Trail), a beautiful hiking route that runs along a portion of the rim of Sycamore Canyon, offers a wonderful look at the unique ecosystems along the Mogollon Rim.

Established in 1979, the Sycamore Rim Trail was originally marked by frequently placed rock cairns. In 1992, however, tread construction was completed along the entire 11-mile loop. With the exception of a couple of short stretches, the
Sycamore Rim Trail is level, and several other trailheads offer convenient access throughout the loop."

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

Best Loop Hikes Arizona (The Mountaineers Books)
Bruce Grubbs
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"A great hike for a hot summer day, this loop on the north side of the San Francisco Peaks uses the Abineau Canyon Trail to reach scenic views of the north side of 12,633-foot Humphreys Peak, and then follows the old Abineau Canyon Road through fine aspen stands to return via the Bear Jaw Trail and its historic aspen carvings. Hiking counterclockwise gets all of the climbing over with pretty quickly, and the Abineau Canyon opens up as you reach the avalanche runout zone." Read more

Sycamore Rim Reviews

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This is a lovely ride into the canyon and along the rim. There are some very challenging rocky sections for skilled riders and some hike-a-bike sections for all mere mortals, including a stream crossing. This is not just a smooth cruise with the occassonal rocky patch, this is not a ride for novices. Be prepared for wet and rocky challenges and enjoy.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
7 hours
Best April to November
6,700 feet
Trailhead Elevation
7,287 feet
Top Elevation
Kaibab National Forest; Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Area
Local Contacts
USGS Davenport Hill, Garland Prairie
Local Maps

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Dec 2018