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“Good hiking, rough trail, get NPS map!”
Review of Sycamore Canyon

Sycamore Canyon
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US$626.75*
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Grand Canyon West Rim Adventure: Helicopter Tour and Lunch
Ranked #13 of 37 things to do in Williams
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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

We followed the advice of several others and got a guide to trails in the area from the NPS office, just outside Williams. The directions were easy to follow and necessary since the fire roads are not well marked (or just plain unmarked). We hiked from the Sycamore Rim vista point and headed towards the Sycamore Falls, but we did not get to the falls after about 2 hours of slow hiking with a cranky teen. It was a hot day and there is no water and there were lots of biting flies/mosquitos, so be prepared with water, bug spray, a hat, sunscreen, and good hiking shoes. The trail is easy to follow and well-marked, but quite uneven and studded with rocks.

Another trail I would highly recommend is Keyhole Sink, off exit 167. Directions are on the same map and the hike is quick and easy, and leads to a beautiful little canyon with stone drawings from 1,000 years ago.

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Reviewed 1 August 2017

We packed a picnic and drove out to Sycamore Point, driving down the fire roads from Williams. The roads were in excellent condition, even though we took a four wheel drive vehicle, which was not needed. The canyon was beautiful, and we enjoyed our picnic lunch, took pictures, and searched for insects. We found a baby scorpion hiding under a rock (which all four of our kids loved), along with a woolly aphid. This is a hidden Arizona gem.

1  Thank Allan S
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Reviewed 6 July 2017

Lovely trail in the pines, with some water on the way. Bring a camera, and if you enjoy wildlife, there are good chances you will encounter some.

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Reviewed 22 June 2017

It's a good idea to stop at the Williams Ranger District Office for a free copy of the Motor Vehicle Use Map to find the trailhead for the Sycamore Rim Trail. We drove unpaved roads to a remote location, so I recommend taking necessary stuff like water if you're planning to hike. The complete Rim Trail is 11 miles. We were there on a warm June day and decided to hike out to the falls, which are dry at this time of year. Took us a couple of hours as we spent time viewing the canyon along the way. Easy hike, stunning views. Nobody else out there :)

2  Thank Marian V
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

This is a beautiful area that you should definitely go see! They have a double waterfall that is not a very long hike to get to. Awesome views and secluded!

1  Thank Allison R
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