Explore the most popular hiking trails near Williams with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

We did the full 11 mike loop. Gorgeous and easy to follow the trail. So many mosquitos! TONS. I’ll be back when there are no mosquitos! Hike wasn’t too hard. We hiked it clockwise ...about 5.5hrs with breaks

It's tempting to go this far and back up in a day hike but please note there is hardly shade and no water whatsoever on this trail. Even if you start before the sun rises, the hike back from Tip Off back to the trailhead will be extremely hot and exhausting. There is no shame in turning around at Skeleton Point or any time before you're halfway out of water to make sure you get out safely! Plus, Tip Off is mostly just a bathroom and the connection to the Tonto trail, not really too much of a "destination", per say. Still amazing though!

Great hike , wish I would have stopped when I got to the road . It’s sad to see all the cell phone towers at the top . Had a great day !!!

hiking
20 days ago

Took my dog here and overall it was a nice hike with plenty to see, we got to about the 7 mike mark after Sycamore Falls and got lost. The trail was clearly marked and I think because of the excess of water (due to rain) we got turned around. Luckily the road was only about 2 miles from us so we found our way back

Beautiful hike that ends on a service road for the radio towers. Climbed up the lookout tower for fantastic views. Millions of ladybugs clumped in the bushes! Easy access and well marked with plastic diamonds nailed to the trees. I’ve never seen so many downed trees. One 3-foot diameter tree completely snapped off. Glad we weren’t there on that day!

It is beautiful

1 month ago

Trail is closed due to fire hazard. Permit required to enter

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome! Falls were dry but it was still beautiful and fun. :) The Pomeroy Tanks were gorgeous, walk further back to see water lilies and frogs.

walking
3 months ago

A pleasant very easy walk around the lake. The birds were a great unexpected treat.

hiking
3 months ago

Pretty strenuous hike and my husband and I are pretty avid hikers. Falls were dry which didn’t make the 11.5 mile hike worth it.

Relaxing walk around Dogtown.

Realy nice place
But i was lost on trail
I think you have to gate a gps to do it

Me and a friend finished this trail in 5 hours and some few minutes **brushes shoulder off ** which includes getting lost on a few falsely appearing right paths that actually ended up leading to nothing and having to turn back. I ended up at 12 miles total. When hitting double tanks, we saw an interesting character who asked us if we saw the big waterfall and we hadn’t reach that point, so she led us clear across the forest off path straight to sycamore falls (we were convinced she was some forest dweller or extraterrestrial) however she took us to sycamore falls and then she disappeared. We could have easily missed the falls because it’s not actually a destination on this trail; one must cross over a rocky river bed to sycamore falls trail and take the trail to the tank so plan your visit accordingly. Thank you forest lady!

I must say whoever the younin’ is that threw the soccer ball into the tank at sycamore falls...why bro!!!!???? I also recon to download the trail so ya don’t get lost; I downloaded it and still got lost. The water was frozen and started to melt and it was so beautiful. The forest..beautiful. The rocks...beautiful. Loved the part where the trail follows into pomeroy tanks. Didn’t see Bigfoot like I had hoped but I was overly satisfied with this trail and can’t wait to go back.

My first time doing this trail today so I’m not sure how it normally is. But there was a blanket of snow covering a decent amount of the trail. As a previous review said the views at the top are pretty obstructed by buildings and towers but awesome views the last couple miles of the hike.
Took my dog and I about 3 hours and 10 minutes in total walking pretty quickly.
Definitely worth doing just be prepared

Rocky trail, but the view on the top is great. dogs can use these trail.

trail running
7 months ago

Great run. About 9 miles to the lookout and back on a good single track with only a few steep sections. It's fairly moderate on the way up and cruiser on the way down. Beautiful scenery and no one on the trail on xmas day.

The towers at the top and the fact that the trail crosses the road up in several spots does detract a star.

hiking
8 months ago

Did this hike in November and I may have missed the fall colors but the temperature was perfect and the hike was still amazing.

hiking
8 months ago

One of the best best hikes I’ve done in the state. The whole trial took me 5.5 hours. I spent a lot of time at the Vista overlook. It’s a very flat hike for most of the time. Very easy overall. I only lost the trail at the very end of trail after KA Hill. But it was easy to find again. Make sure and do the loop clockwise. The trailhead directions on this app were Vital.

Great trail.

Good for kids. Beautiful scenery.

hiking
9 months ago

A few sections are tricky. The trail can sometimes be hard to find, and it’s very rocky. Still, the view is absolutely worth it, though you may just want to take the Vista Point trail to quickly reach it.

hiking
10 months 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.

hiking
10 months 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.

hiking
10 months ago

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.

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
Sunday, July 16, 2017

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

hiking
Sunday, June 11, 2017

Falls were dried up

hiking
Thursday, April 27, 2017

I'm going to be honest I was disappointed in this trail. The waterfall wasn't flowing and the pools were ok to look at. The Canyon is nice scenery but we were expecting more. Not much to see for most of the hike. The trail is very flat and hard to follow. Look for the rock piles! We did the whole loop and it was probably about 13.5-14 miles and took us about 7 hours (we stopped and ate lunch).

trail running
Friday, April 14, 2017

Trail is nice.. easy to follow.. not much to see.. can run the whole thing.. I got a total of 19km (11.8miles)

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