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 Williams - South & SW
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Difficulty 2    Route Finding
Distance One Way 2.5 miles
Trailhead Elevation 7,074 feet
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5  2015-05-12 azbackpackr
4  2015-02-08 BEEBEE
5  2014-06-18 azbackpackr
5  2014-06-08 azbackpackr
4  2009-08-16 Al_HikesAZ
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Seasons - Late Spring to Early Winter
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Kaibab FS Reports

The trail provides visitors to Dogtown Lake with an interesting, scenic day hike to the top of Davenport Hill and back. The higher elevation of the hill ( 7805 feet) and the northern exposure of the trail provide hikers with a cool climatic change and also a change in vegetation from ponderosa pine to Douglas fir/white fir and oak near the summit. From the trail, you can enjoy scenic views of Dogtown Lake and the country around Williams.

Trail Layout: The trail follows Dogtown Wash about 0.3 mile and then climbs to a flat, where it follows an old logging road before turning north toward Davenport Hill. The trail ascends the hill at a gradual 8% grade to the top. Follow the same trail back to the start.

Length: 2.5 miles one-way

Hiking Time: About 2 hours round trip.

Rating: Moderate

Trailhead Location: The Davenport Hill Trail begins at the east end of the Ponderosa Trail.

Recommended Season: Spring to early fall.

Use Restrictions: No motorized vehicles. Trail designed for day hikers, not recommended for horses.

USGS Map(s): Bill Williams Mountain


One-Way Notice: This hike is listed as One-Way. When you hike several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.

    Directions
    Map Drive
    Sun5:59am - 7:00pm
    Preferred Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
    RoadPaved - Car Okay
    Permit $$
    None

    Directions To hike

    Access: In Williams, turn south on Fourth Street (County Road 73) and go about 4 miles to FR 140. Turn east onto FR 140 and follow about 3 miles to FR 132; turn north onto FR 132 and go to the campground (about one mile). From the boat ramp parking area, walk the Ponderosa Trail to the east end of the loop.

    Travel Time: About 20 minutes from Williams to start of trail.

    Road Condition: Paved and all-weather roads, suitable for sedans.

    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.
    Warning: heat kills!
    Avoid 8am to 5pm over 90 degrees. Prehydrate & stay hydrated.
    Avoid Heat Illness - do NOT hike when temps exceed 100 degrees, period.
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