Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Sycamore Rim Trail Day Hike
when Trip Report : August 19, 2017
  Trip Report : August 16, 2014
  Trip Report : September 7, 2013
  Trip Report : September 15, 2012
  Trip Report : September 10, 2005
where Kaibab National Forest
the hike     The northern and western sections of this loop travel through ponderosa pine forests, first ascending to a ridgeline and then descending to Sycamore Falls, a 100-foot drop which, with the cooperation of monsoon rains, will be flowing. There may also be five or six small waterfalls along the way. The southern and eastern portions of the loop follow the scenic rim of Sycamore Canyon. See Map.
    This hike is described on page 218 of Flagstaff Hikes by Richard & Sherry Mangum.
distance 13 miles
time 5-6 hours
EC +-1300' elevation change
elevations 6720 (trailhead) to 7251 (ridgeline)
rating "B"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
on trail 100% — Sycamore Rim Trail
dogs? no
type loop
starting at
East Trailhead off of FR56 35° 9.607' N,  111° 59.967' W  [NAD27]
cost Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
weather Williams
meet in
Phoenix
6:30 AM in the Fry’s parking lot on the SW corner of I-17 & Bell Road. Park behind Denny’s, near the entrance to the Deer Valley Park & Ride.
33° 38.307' N, 112° 7.024' W [NAD27]
drive 1.  Take I-40 west from Flagstaff to the Garland Prairie exit (#167).
2.  Exit southbound onto FR 141.
3.  Continue south about 12 miles.
4.  Turn right (southeast) onto FR 56.
5.  Continue on FR 56 for about 1.5 miles to the trailhead.

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