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Clover Springs Loop Trail #46, AZ

AZ > Flagstaff > Williams
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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Flagstaff > Williams
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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Distance One Way 1 mile
Trailhead Elevation 6,906 feet
Elevation Gain 384 feet
Accumulated Gain 384 feet
Avg Time One Way 0.5 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 2.28
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13  2020-06-13
Buck - Clover - Ponderosa - Davenport - Dog
joebartels
7  2020-06-13
Buck - Clover - Ponderosa - Davenport - Dog
Tortoise_Hiker
7  2018-09-04
Clover Spring Secret Links
azbackpackr
11  2018-08-19
Williams City Loop
chumley
6  2016-07-29
Bill Williams Mountain Trail #21
hikerdw
21  2015-08-08
Bill Williams Mountain Tour
rayhuston
23  2015-08-08
Bill Williams Mountain Tour
The_Eagle
11  2015-08-08
Bill Williams Mountain Tour
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Author joebartels
author avatar Guides 241
Routes 830
Photos 11,690
Trips 4,551 map ( 22,935 miles )
Age 50 Male Gender
Location Phoenix, AZ
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Preferred   May, Oct, Sep, Apr
Sun  5:24am - 7:45pm
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Forest Echoing with Laughter
by joebartels

Note
This trail is in the Bill Williams Mountain Watershed. The area is often ordered closed from June until enough moisture is present to reduce the risk of human-caused wildfires. Best check the Kaibab Forest for closures in June and July.


Overview
C-Shaped connector [ map ]
Typically used as one of three lasso loop options.
Roundtrip:
1.75 mi / 400 aeg Bill Williams Mtn Trail #21
3.45 mi / 725 aeg Buckskinner Trail #130
3.3 mi / 635 aeg Williams Link Tr #124


History
Nearby Clover Spring once supplied water for the historic Camp Clover Ranger Station. The station had 425 Christmas trees for sale in 1940. In 1938, the trees were free but you had to be at least 15 years old. Which was welcomed after a 25-50 cent charge in 1937! The tradition moved to Williams in 1944. Girl Scouts Troop 1 ran the sale, 50-75 cents was the going rate.

Over the years the spring became less and less reliable.

Hike
The trail is well signed and used. Likely often maintained based on location and popularity. Ponderosa, fir, Gambel Oak, and a few Alligator Junipers present a quaint forest experience.

A counterclockwise hike will feel easier descending the steepest tenth of a mile north of the Buckskinner junction. This ESE corner on of the trail is slightly gnarly, a nice change of scenery.

Synopsis
If you enjoy a pine forest hike this is among the best of easier options in Arizona. Fantastic in my opinion. Peak baggers could utilize this trail for a slight variation along Bill Williams Mountain Trail #21. For a longer summit hike via Buckskinner or Williams City Link.

Check out the Official Route and Triplogs.

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2020-06-17 joebartels
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One-Way Notice
This hike is listed as One-Way.

When hiking 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.
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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Directions
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To hike
Access is from any of these three trails with trailhead parking.
Bill Williams Mountain Trail #21
Buckskinner Trail #130
City of Williams Link Trail #124
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