Overview: Deadman Pocket Trail #117 begins on the Kaibab National Forest in ponderosa pines. The trail quickly enters juniper woodland as it loses elevation on its way south towards Sycamore Canyon. Closer to the canyon rim, the ground is matted with tangled scrub, grasses, and a multitude of wildflowers. Watch for elk and deer among the vegetation. Although there are some extremely steep sections, the view of Sycamore Canyon as the trail descends below the rim is stunning and well worth the challenging hike. Plunging deeper into brilliant redrock country, this trail stays in juniper and chaparral. Cedars join the mix as the trail approaches aptly named Cedar Creek. The Deadman Pocket Trail #117 is relatively level where it passes through the canyon bottom. The trail ends at its junction with Sycamore Basin Trail #63, which continues into the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness for several miles in either direction.
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