Sycamore Rim Trail is a 11.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Williams, Arizona that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 11.1 miles Elevation Gain: 1,181 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

bird watching

running

forest

views

waterfall

rocky

NOTE: It has been reported that the trailhead is currently closed due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information. Beautiful sights to see, however not recommended to do in the winter or after it rains/snows. It can be incredibly muddy or the trail can be flooded. Make sure to give yourself plenty of time as it is a long trail and, although it is not very steep, it can be difficult to navigate. The last mile or two of the trail is difficult to find, pay attention to the cairns. The waterfalls and scenery are breathtaking.

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4 days ago

The water isn’t flowing right now, but the views are still very beautiful!

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6 days ago

Anyone been recently and know if the water fall is flowing ?

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rocky
scramble
10 days ago

hiking
21 days ago

I really enjoyed this hike and definitely recommend it to others!

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1 month ago

4/25/20 hiked a portion of the rim loop trail. Too late in the season and the falls were dry but still was a beautiful day to be outside enjoying the cooler weather with the higher elevation

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1 month ago

the 3 waterfalls at the sw corner are great, however they aren’t part of the trail map. the trailhead there is ‘sycamore falls’ (which is taped off). I started at the vista point trailhead at the end of 56. The trailhead listed on the trail info is completely opposite the waterfalls. the actual rim trail in between vista point and the falls is kind of mundane and doesn’t go very close to the canyon; lots of sparse forest.

1 month ago

What trail head did you hike in from please? If the main one is closed? Would like to hike it tomorrow

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail. No main trail head start point is closed but we hiked in from another trail head and the water falls were flowing.

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flooded
1 month ago

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1 month ago

There was plenty of water around but the fall was bone dry.

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muddy
off trail
washed out
2 months ago

Hike was great but the trail seems to disappear a few times when the water is really flowing but the waterfalls are great

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icy
off trail
rocky
washed out
3 months ago

This trail was a ton of fun for the first 8 miles. There were absolutely gorgeous views. Around mile 8 the trail lead down a small snow covered cliff that was incredibly difficult to find. We had to use some rock climbing skills to get the the bottom of the canyon, only to cross a high river that took some finesse (unfortunately I fell in). Once we finally found the directions to the trail again we climbed up the mountain which was very tough. The top of the mountain was gorgeous. On our way down, we noticed that we began to come off the path again, even though we were on a clearly marked trail. We had to scale our way down the mountain, which appeared to have been destroyed by an avalanche in order to follow the map appropriately... This trail is not for the faint of heart. I recommend having plenty of water and a way to make sure your phone won’t die. Leave plentyyyy of daylight. You will need it!!

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muddy
snow
3 months ago

Still quite muddy from snow melt, but doable.

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icy
muddy
snow
5 months ago

There were a few little bumps in the road but it was overall very easy & doable!! Finished in a little over 5 hours. I’ve never done one so long but found that the scenery and views made the time pass quickly. Definitely want to do again in the spring

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off trail
rocky
7 months ago

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8 months ago

great trail. did this at the end of summer, so not a ton of flowers, but magnificent vistas of the canyon and nice lily ponds

hiking
8 months ago

What’s not to love about this trail/loop! Water, shade, wild flowers. Most of it fairly flat but nice incline be fore getting back to the car. I did the loop clock wise form the Dow Spring parking lot. Truly enjoy all 11 miles!

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful!

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no shade
rocky
8 months ago

Falls weren't running but still beautiful view and challenging. A lot rockier than expected.

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