Best Trails in Kaibab National Forest

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on Bill Williams Mountain Tr...
17 days ago

beautiful trail

on Bill Williams Mountain Tr...
29 days ago

hiking

Could be that my plans changed and I ended up hiking this one. It was only difficult because of the high stone steps in the first part the rest of the trail was a slow climb but really not much to see or much to sniff for the dogs. Kinda boring trail. I'd say if your training it's perfect, if you're out looking for a nice hike skip this one.

on Grandview Lookout
1 month ago

hiking

Challenging! Bring tons of water because you will need it all. We didn't hike the entire trail because we were in a time crunch but I definitely want to return to go all the way.

on Keyhole Sink Trail
1 month ago

hiking

Took the family for a nice 2 mile round trip hike. My 3 year old rode his strider bike and loved it. There is some beautiful rock formations. Good shade too.

on Keyhole Sink Trail
1 month ago

very easy hike. pretty cool area at the end.

on Kendrick Mountain Southsi...
1 month ago

hiking

I've done this 3 times and it never gets old. Good trail with amazing views as you climb. The cabin is always cool to check out and sign in. It is about 9 miles all the way to the tower.

on Benham National Recreatio...
1 month ago

backpacking

Trail was in good shape. Comfort station at the trailhead was very clean. Evidence of recent horse activity on the trail going down. My only gripe (and it has nothing to do with the trail itself) was an inconsiderate young couple had been walking with their PitBull mix of a dog and it was running loose. It did charge up to me; but, I saw it coming and was prepared for it. It only takes one person to ruin it for the rest of us pet owners.

on Keyhole Sink Trail
1 month ago

hiking

Relaxing quick hike with great scenery.

on Kendrick Mountain Southsi...
2 months ago

hiking

The round trip distance from the trailhead to the look out tower is more like 9.3 mi. Nice smooth trail which allows for trotting every so often. Great views!! Cabin and look out tower are worth the trip.

on Sycamore Rim Trail
2 months ago

hiking

This hike was incredibly easy with lots of sites to see and many beautiful areas to take pictures at. Along the waterfall I've seen many people scale the walls and now I think I'd really like to try rock climbing my next trip up there.
It has perfect hiking weather do to the elevation which makes it 10x nicer in such a hot summer!

on Bill Williams Mountain Tr...
2 months ago

hiking

Hike was difficult. 3 miles from Ranger Station to the trail junction, then another 3/4 mile to look out. Enjoyed the hike, beautiful wooded views.

on Benham National Recreatio...
2 months ago

hiking

This trail was lovely. I was trying to find Bill Williams and just went around in circles because I didn't have this app. And before you start laughing, which I would do also, I want to let you know i haven't been hiking alone in Arizona before and have not worked out since last summer when I lived in Tahoe. So anyhow, I parked the car and kept going. Now, I went past the 3.8 mile marker and went all the way to the antennas and satellite dishes. The views are breathtaking. You can literally see the south rim from the top. Amazing. I also ran about 20% uphill and 80% downhill because I started this at 5pm and didn't want to end up there all alone after darkness. Totally recommend. The soreness can attest to how much I enjoyed this trail.

on Sycamore Rim Trail
2 months ago

Easy hike with gorgeous views

on Keyhole Sink Trail
3 months ago

on Keyhole Sink Trail
3 months ago

hiking

on Sycamore Rim Trail
4 months ago

hiking

It was a pretty decent hike. Easy for us to complete. We had to hurry because of looming weather, overall though I enjoyed the scenery and of course the pleasant weather of Williams Arizona.

on Bill Williams Mountain Tr...
5 months ago

hiking

This trail (as others say on here) is a little more challenging than I anticipated. I started from the Ranger Station in Williams mid-March. The first 2 miles are pretty low grade inclines. I was hiking about 20-30 mins per mile with a day pack, trekking poles, and my dog. Once I hit Mile Marker 2 (which I'm not sure where the mile markers originate from), I hit snow and the terrain changed drastically! hahaa! There were also a lot of down trees and the snow got as high as 1.5 ft! I slipped a lot, and my shoes got stuck in the snow. It took me maybe 2-2.5 hours for those last two miles. Once you reach the top of that last stretch of the trail, you cross a service road (which I didn't see the trail marker) so you can either reach the lookout tower through the service road, or the trail across the service road. I was happy I made it, and I think it's good I didn't read or quite comprehend how steep the incline would change, I may have turned around! Good hike though. Only thing, lots of towers.

on Sycamore Rim Trail
5 months ago

hiking

The rim trail is actually about 15 miles, we tracked it. We did the full loop trail from start to finish. We started at Dow Spring and made our way to KA Hill and then the Pomeroy Tanks and so on. Trail thoroughly marked at the beginning but once we got to the Pomeroy Tanks the trail was very difficult to follow. The water was very low, but we still had to cross several times throughout the whole entire trail. Luckily since the water was low, we did not get our shoes wet, but if it was any higher we would have. With that being said the Sycamore Falls was also bone dry, still beautiful and worth the visit but just take note. If the falls was flowing rapidly you would for sure get wet on this hike.

When the trail gets difficult to follow we just had to really keep our eyes out for the piles of rocks, but even those were difficult to find at times. The trail is overall moderate, with parts that are very easy but also parts that are more difficult. The hardest part for us was the length. If you do choose to bring children on this hike be prepared to have to carry them at parts, because of the water. We also saw a couple having to carry their small dog over the water parts.

The trail at times is "boring". It is very beautiful and quiet but just nothing worth while seeing, just lots of trees that are blinding your scenic view.

If you do not want to do the full hike I would recommend maybe parking at the KA Hill and just heading straight to the Pomeroy Tanks and on to the Falls and Canyon view. we actually really loved the Tanks, it was a very beautiful view and in our opinion, very worth while.

on Arizona Trail
6 months ago

hiking