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Canyon Overlook Trail #70, AZ

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Distance One Way 1.1 miles
Trailhead Elevation 6,528 feet
Elevation Gain 78 feet
Accumulated Gain 128 feet
Avg Time One Way 1 hour
Kokopelli Seeds 1.53
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1  2017-07-15 adenium
Author adenium
author avatar Guides 3
Routes 59
Photos 183
Trips 320 map ( 1,642 miles )
Age 47 Male Gender
Location Gilbert, AZ
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Preferred   May, Oct, Sep, Apr
Seasons   Spring to Autumn
Sun  5:14am - 7:45pm
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by adenium

Overview
White Horse Lake Campground is a nice little spot in the Kaibab National Forest and affords easy access to recreation around the upper Sycamore Canyon drainage. Two trails provide family-friendly hiking in the immediate area around the campground. These are the White Horse Lake Loop #33 and this trail, a spur off the White Horse Lake Loop. The suggested starting point for this hike is the north side of the loop, where plenty of parking is available.

Hike
Starting on the White Horse Loop, you will have a view across White Horse Lake. Soon the trail turns north into the ponderosa pine forest. Within half a mile of starting on the White Horse Loop, you will arrive at the trail junction with the Canyon Overlook Trail. From here, the trail dips down into a drainage that you'll see again at the end of the trail, and then The trail is reasonably level with only a couple of real ups and downs. A few deadfalls exist along the route, but nothing that presents a real challenge.

At roughly the 1 mile mark, the trail ends at the rim of Sycamore Canyon, with fine views down into the canyon. You can continue off-trail to the east for a short way along a peninsula of land between Sycamore Canyon and the small drainage (now a canyon) that you passed through earlier.

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2017-07-18 adenium

    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
    From Railroad Ave in Williams, drive south on State Route 73 for 8.3 miles. Turn left (east) onto White Horse Lake Rd and continue for 9.7 miles to the entrance of White Horse Lake Campground. Turn right into the campground and proceed past the campground host and RV dump station to the first road on the left. Take this road and follow it around to the north side of the lake. The trailhead for White Horse Lake Loop is at the end of this road.
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