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A remote option to hike or backpack through Sycamore Canyon Wilderness.


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10.4

Miles

16.7

KM

Out and Back

4,574' 1,394 m

High

4,342' 1,323 m

Low

953' 290 m

Up

953' 290 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Commonly Backpacked · Views · Wildflowers

4X4, high clearance Dirt Road

Overview

The main trail through Sycamore Canyon Wilderness that follows Sycamore Creek for part of the trail.

Need to Know

There is no dependable water along this trail during summer and the canyon can be extremely hot. Mid-summer use by hikers is not recommended.

Description

Originally used to move cattle and horses, Sycamore Basin Trail #63 is still the main thoroughfare through the 55,000-acre Sycamore Canyon Wilderness. This trail offers spectacular views of Sycamore Canyon and the surrounding red rock bluffs. The lower section of this trail is relatively level through Sycamore Basin at an elevation of 4,500 feet.

Flora & Fauna

Sycamore, Oak, Manzanita. Fox, Coyote, Deer, Elk.

History & Background

One of Arizona's original cattle drive trails.

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