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 Bill Hall Trail, AZ
Description 29 Triplogs 1 Topic
RatedFavorite   Wish List Region
 North Rim
Difficulty 3.5    Route Finding
Distance One Way 2.55 miles
Trailhead Elevation 7,060 feet
Elevation Gain -1,790 feet
Avg Time One Way 2 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 5.53
Author HAZ Hikebot
Descriptions 12,257
Routes 10,415
Photos 17
Trips 1 map ( 0 miles )
Age 18
Location Arizona
Rated Viewed All Mine Friends
15  2014-10-25 joe bartels
19  2014-10-25
Bill Hall - Deer Crk - Th
22  2014-10-16
Deer Creek / Thunder Rive
44  2014-10-16
Deer Creek / Thunder Rive
53  2014-10-16
Deer Creek / Thunder Rive
30  2014-10-16
Deer Creek / Thunder Rive
59  2013-11-02
Deer Creek/Thunder River
42  2013-11-02
Deer Creek/Thunder River
The Eagle
41  2013-11-02
Deer Creek/Thunder River
Tortoise Hiker
48  2013-11-02
Deer Creek/Thunder River
Preston Sands
5  2013-06-05 toddak
98  2012-10-22
Thunder River Trail
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Trailhead Forecast
Historical Weather
Map - Trails Illustrated Grand Canyon NP
Forest Kaibab
Backpack - Possible & Connecting
Seasons - Spring to Autumn
Dogs not allowed
Official Route
Alternative Routes
Nearby Hikes Area Water Sources
direct air miles away to trailhead
0.0  Tapeats Creek
1.4  Bridgers Knoll
2.2  Crazy Jug Canyon
3.3  Tapeats Spring
3.5  Deer Creek Trail - GC
3.5  Middle Fork of Deer Creek
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     Trail Signs and Markings
     Bighorn Sheep

Popular Shorcut
by HAZ Hikebot

Overview:Hikers originally accessed Thunder River, Tapeats Creek, and Deer Creek via the trail from Indian Hollow, but the Bill Hall Trail east of Monument Point offers a 2.5 mile shortcut and, as a result, has become the primary trailhead.

Hike: Pass through the gate at the end of FR 292A and follow the rim west toward Monument Point. As the trail rises toward the point watch for cairns marking the place the trail leaves the rim and enters the canyon. The trail drops steeply through the Kaibab and Toroweap Formations north of Bridgers Knoll, then contours northwest to the Coconino descent west of Monument Point.

Many switchbacks provide passage through the Coconino Sandstone and on to a small drainage leading down to the Esplanade and the junction with the Thunder River Trail from Indian Hollow. A short rope may be useful to lower the packs at a short (15 feet) scramble.

Segments to Consider: Monument Point TH (7060 ft) to...
Thunder River Junction, AY9 (5400 ft)2.5 mi
Surprise Valley, AM9 (3600 ft)7.0 mi
Upper Tapeats Camp, AW7 (2400 ft)9.5 mi
Lower Tapeats, AW8 at River (1950 ft)11.5 mi
Deer Creek Campsite, AX7 ft)9.5 mi
Deer Creek Falls and River (1950 ft)10.5 mi

Gate Policy: If a gate is closed upon arrival, leave it closed after you go through. If it is open, leave it open. Leaving a closed gate open may put cattle in danger. Closing an open gate may cut them off from water. Please be respectful, leave gates as found.


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    Directions Preferred Months Apr May Sep Oct
    Preferred StartEarly Cell Phone SignalNo Sunrise6:16am Sunset6:52pm
    Road / VehicleHigh Clearance possible when dry
    Fees / Permit

    To Monument Point Trailhead
    Jumping off point is Forest Road (FR) 22 located off of Highway 89A, just few miles east of the small town
    of Fredonia, AZ. From FR 22 you will be turning onto FR 425. If you are heading to Indian Hollow and the
    Thunder River trailhead, then turn onto FR 232 (this road ends at the trailhead). If you are heading for Bill
    Hall trailhead, then continue further down FR 425 until you come to FR 292. FR 292 turns into FR 292A
    and ends at the Bill Hall trailhead. Alternate access to FR 22 is from Demotte Park off of Highway 67.
    During the winter and early spring deep snow and mud on the North Rim might close access roads and
    cut off vehicle access to the trailheads.

    From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) 349 mi - about 7 hours 22 mins
    From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) 454 mi - about 8 hours 52 mins
    From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) 203 mi - about 5 hours 14 mins
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    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.

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