This trail provides a pleasant but strenuous route into the inner reaches of the Galiuros, dipping in and out of sycamore- and oak-shaded riparian areas. The trail is accessible via the East Divide Trail #287 or Powers Garden Trail #96. Views along the trail include picturesque vistas of the Galiuros' steep eastern face and views of rocky bluffs and rugged escarpments. The trail skirts its way along the sideslopes of Sycamore Canyon. Within the canyon, riparian vegetation shades the route and provides a productive habitat for a variety of wildlife species including a diverse population of songbirds. Bear, lion and white-tailed deer roam these haunts too; however, all but the deer are too shy to be encountered with any regularity. At various places along the trail the canopy opens sufficiently to add good views of the grassy canyon walls and distant peaks of the Galiuros to an already full menu. At Rattlesnake Canyon, the Sycamore Trail intersects with the Powers Garden Trail #96 making possible a loop route back to the Deer Creek trailhead via Trail #96 and Tortilla Trail #254 or Corral Canyon Trail #291.
This hike is listed as One-Way.
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