Sycamore Rim Trail #45
Kaibab National Forest

Located 11.6 miles from Williams, Arizona (AZ)

4 Stars
24,179 Steps 1  (11.2 mi)
Sycamore Rim Trail

A campground at the lake provides a small boat ramp; only boats with a small engine of one horsepower or less are allowed on the lake. Kayaking and canoeing are also a popular activity here. Fishing is permitted; the water is well stocked with Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout and Channel Catfish. Unfortunately swimming is prohibited, but there's plenty of space for children to run around and burn off some energy.


The Sycamore Rim Trail has a maximum elevation of 7,289 ft (2,222 m), a minimum elevation of 6,487 ft (1,977 m), and an elevation gain of 14,817 ft (4,516 m) in the [ A to B ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Sycamore Rim Trail while hiking in the [ A to B ] and [ B to A ] direction at a typical speed and is based on gross weight (which includes anything carried), the topography, trail length and trail conditions.


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
24,17911.2 mi6,487 ft7,289 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
4.6 hrs1.214,817 ft14,869 ft
[ B to A ]
4.5 hrs1.414,869 ft14,817 ft

What is the length of the Sycamore Rim Trail?

The length of the Sycamore Rim Trail is 11.2 mi (18.0 km) or 24,179 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Sycamore Rim Trail?

A person in good physical health can hike the Sycamore Rim Trail in 4.6 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 4.5 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.

Sycamore Rim Trail Topo Maps

Download free Sycamore Rim Trail topo maps and the adjoining quads to plan your hike. These are full-sheet, 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) Kaibab National Forest topographic maps. Do you want full-sheet outdoor recreation JPEG Topo Maps?

Adjoining 7.5' Quadrangle Legend

  1. Northwest Topo Map: Williams North, AZ
  2. North Topo Map: Sitgreaves Mountain, AZ
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Parks, AZ
  4. West Topo Map: Williams South, AZ
  5. Topo Map: Davenport Hill, AZ
  6. East Topo Map: Garland Prairie, AZ
  7. Southwest Topo Map: May Tank Pocket, AZ
  8. South Topo Map: White Horse Lake, AZ
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Sycamore Point, AZ

Is there a Sycamore Rim Trail map?

Yes, and it's free! The Sycamore Rim Trail is located on the Davenport Hill topo map. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the map.

Local Weather Forecast

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  1. Steps is a unit of distance equal to the sum of stride lengths that vary with the terrain.
  2. Length is the distance of the trail between the two trailheads, measured on the trail.
  3. Min Ele is the minimum elevation on the trail.
  4. Max Ele is the maximum elevation on the trail.
  5. Time is the typical total time required to hike the trail.
  6. Floors is the sum of distance on the trail where angles to the horizontal is between 30 and 50 degrees (the angle of a stairway) divided by ten, the height of one floor.
  7. Gain (cumulative elevation gain) is the sum of every gain in elevation.
  8. Loss (cumulative elevation loss) is the sum of every loss in elevation.

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