|when||Trip Report : August 21, 2021|
|Trip Report : June 9, 2018|
|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|
Sycamore Canyon Wilderness is the second largest canyon in Arizona and it is equally
scenic as the largest, Oak Creek Canyon. Sycamore Canyon Wilderness contains more
than 50,000 acres of colorful cliffs, soaring pinnacles, and one of the world’s
rarest habitats. You may encounter wildlife such as black bears, mountain lions,
ringtail cats, and javelina.
The Sycamore Rim Trail was first proposed in 1975. It contains ponds, streams, cliffs and deep canyons which was unique. The Sycamore Falls Trailhead was added during the summer of 1988 to accommodate hikers.
The trail forms a loop with access at several points along it. 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||8 or 13 miles|
|time||5-6 hours for short version and 6-8 hours for long version|
|EC||+- 200' short version, +-1300' short version elevation change|
|elevations||6720 (trailhead) to 7251 (ridgeline)|
|rating||"C" short version, "B" long version Rate yourself as a hiker.|
|on trail||100% — Sycamore Rim Trail|
|type||in and out (short version), loop (long version)|
|starting at||Sycamore Falls Trailhead (short version)|
|cost||Carpool is voluntary due to COVID19. Please wearing a mask in the
car if you carpool with others. Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
|meet||9:30 AM at the Mcdonald’s at Pilot Travel Center, I-40 west of Flagstaff, exit #185 12500 Bellemont, AZ 86015. Hikers doing the same version should ride together.|
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