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The Kaibab National Forest encompasses most of the Kaibab Plateau, with a boundary bordering Grand Canyon National Park. A visitor center is located at Jacob Lake, 30 miles south and east of Fredonia at the junction of highways US 89A and AZ 67.

Fun short hike. Nice autumn foliage color. Loved seeing the petroglyphs.

on Dude Mountain

hiking
8 days ago

The trailhead is in the far Southeast corner of the KOA campground. Go through the gate, please make sure you close any gate you open due to cattle.

Petroglyphs were amazing. Nice little box canyon with a pretty little aspen grove.

hiking
9 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

Beautiful trail, lots of wildlife. As with other reviews, I lost the trail in a few spots in the last 2 miles and had to backtrack. The trail area near the tanks has a number of different offshoots. If you find yourself thinking you have to climb a rock wall, backtrack a little to look for the trail out. I showed 13.6 miles on my fitbit. Although the trail is relatively flat, the last part of the trail is uphill. Remember the sunscreen, as a good part of it is open to intense sun on the rim.

I thought this was an overall great hike. It was challenging enough and I enjoyed the scenery on the way up. The trail was easy to follow and well marked. It was also great for my 20 lb dog.

Cons: when you get to the top...the views are limited and there are buildings and electrical towers that kill the nature vibe.

Absolutely gorgeous. Lush green forest the entire way, which improved after mile marker 1 and even more after mile marker 2, becoming more dense and beautiful. Apparently early fall is the best time to go. Stunning views from the top, even better from the lookout tower. Numerous butterflies and lizards, patchy wildflowers. Weather was perfect. Mild-moderate difficulty, with 5-15% grades interspersed with frequent leveling off. Exceptionally well-maintained trail, with numerous trail markers. The town of Williams is a great place to go after, with some really good restaurants and bars.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Fun short hike. it was dry the day we were there, but the petroglyphs were cool.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a great hike! Only saw a few other hikers. It does run along side an ATV road which can be noisy at times and you will also cross it few times. I got 7.5 miles on my GPS. We decided to hike up to the Bill Williams Lookout tower which made it a 10 mile out and back.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

walking
2 months ago

We walked here in mid-August, 2017 during the Monsoon season. The trail was teeming with flowers; and there were quite a few mushrooms to be seen. It was a nice walk in the woods. And the box canyon called Keyhole Sink is pretty cool. Look for the reasonably numerous hieroglyphs. And, perhaps, sit by the little pond and see what critters show up. We felt that this trail is a little known gem -- particularly if you are really not in shape for a "real" hike.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Not a terribly hard hike. Good view from multiple locations on the hike.