Route: Sycamore Rim Trail (AZ)

Submitted by Matthew Matta on Tue, 11/23/2021 - 04:35pm
Arizona, US
11 mi
Vertical Gain
1,100 ft

The Sycamore Rim loop is located in northern Arizona between Sedona, Williams and Flagstaff. Sycamore Canyon stretches over 20 miles along Sycamore Creek, from the Mogollon Rim down to the Verde Valley. This canyon is best known for two seasonal waterfalls (see video below). The terrain is a mix of sandstone, limestone and lava rock, dominated by ponderosa pine and fir. There are a few stream crossings and wetlands, even in the dry season.

The loop itself is around 11 miles with 1100 feet of gain. Ka Hill provides great views of Humphrey’s Peak on the north side of the loop. A few miles on the southern side of the loop runs along the spectacular rim of Sycamore Canyon. The trail is moderately technical and generally easy to follow, except for a section on the west side that meanders through some wet areas. There are a few main trailheads, generally accessed on gravel roads from I-40 exit 167. Parts of this canyon are used by rock climbers and mountain bikers. 

GPS Track