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 range of 802 ft (244 m).


[ 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 hrs63.2759 ft759 ft
[ B to A ]
4.5 hrs63.2759 ft759 ft

What is the length of the Sycamore Rim Trail?

The length of the 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 trail in 4.6 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 4.5 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the 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.

Topo Maps

Download the free Sycamore Rim Trail topo map 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.



  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 gain divided by twelve, 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.