Sycamore Rim Trail is a 19.5 kilometer 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.

Length19.5 kmElevation gain373 mRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashHikingMountain bikingNature tripsRock climbingWalkingBird watchingRunningForestViewsWaterfallRocky
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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.

Arizona Office of Tourism, 2702 N. 3rd St., Suite 4015 , Phoenix, AZ, 85004, Phone: 888-520-3434, Fax: 602-240-5432, mfioritt@pni.com

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Hiking

Hiking up to KA hill is a lot of maneuvering through rocks but the view is worth it.

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Rob H
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HikingMuddySnow

Beautiful! Slightly muddy this time of year (to be expected).

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Peter Vern
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Hiking

Anyone know if sycamore falls are flowing?

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Jake Greene
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Hiking

only did about 3-4 miles on the north side. If you cross over the ravine, there's a beautiful little stream that puddles up into some neat rock formations.

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Sara Baumann
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Hiking

Road is impassable because of snow. We had to walk 1.5 miles from road to trailhead. Overall, I was under impressed, however I did not do the whole loop. Also didn’t see a single person on a Saturday, so if you want solitude, this hike is for you

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Mike Boyle
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All Trails description says it doesn't recommend doing this trail in winter, but it was so quiet and peaceful with snow on the ground. If the snow were thicker, I could see how parts of the trail would be hard to find, but there are occasional signs and cairns to guide you. We never saw another person on the trail - it was a nice change from our hikes in Sedona and at the Grand Canyon.

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sheryl savage
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HikingIcyRockySnow

Did this hike Dec 29th even though they don’t recommend doing it in the winter. Started at 9am and was the only one in the lot after a fresh inch of snow! (Note- I was also the only one when I returned and there wasn’t a single tire track). With the new snow parts of the trail can be hard to find, especially in the rockier sections (plug for All trails Pro version here! I might have gotten lost had I not had downloaded the maps). I would love to see the Tanks and the waterfall when the water is running but the snow gave me a perspective few people get. The trees with a snow covering were amazing as I circled the rim!

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Brandon Maier
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Cynthia McKiernan
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On the easy side of moderate. If you are looking to hike in solitude in the wilderness, this hike is for you. I parked at Pomeroy Tanks. I hiked counterclockwise. Great variety on this loop. If you are just looking for pretty views, I would hike Pomeroy Tanks to Vista Point and back. That section had the most WOW factor. Best road signs, trail signs, forest road grading I have ever come across. I look forward to returning when the water is flowing.

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Tom Ladensack
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Theresa Cullen
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Eric Olyejar
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Beautiful sections.

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Andie Carlson
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The trail was great! there were a lot of rocks! but I'd say moderate is a good way to describe the trail. we were happy and excited to see there was standing and running water. it was overall a beautiful hike. We went left from the Pomeroy tanks trail head, which worked because we ended up doing the main major climb within the first 3 miles.

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Anthony Lee
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Hiking

Great hike. Recommend to hike counter clockwise to get the climb first.

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Chuck Constantino
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HikingGreat!

After entering the trail head how far is it to the waterfalls?

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Jay Krich
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Good day hike. No waterfall but a couple of nice spots for filtering.

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Eric Krich
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HikingBugsRocky

Roughly 11 miles if you do the full loop. Can be done in a day or break it up and camp for the night. Definitely rocky so bring appropriate shoes and watch you step. Views along the rim were amazing. We took the slight detour to the waterfall but the falls were not running. Still amazing to see and we ran into a group of people repelling. I would consider this an easy hike with a slight elevation climb towards the end. not many people on the trail.

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Amber King
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Loved it. Did whole loop. Falls are not running but not expected as it is not monsoon or spring melt. Water still in canyon base. Trail @ Pomeroy Tanks toward KA Hill harder to find @ PT trailhead. Will definitely hike again. As stated trail is rocky much of the loop. Many, many wildflowers...@ a week late for mass bloom of native iris. Great combo of northern AZ beauty - canyons, ponderosa, and meadow.

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

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

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Jamie Rachek
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Brett Carson
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I really enjoyed this hike and definitely recommend it to others!

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Maribeth Hernandez
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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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Melinda Luber
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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.

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