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Canyon Overlook Trail #70, AZ

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Difficulty 1 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
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 2
Routes 18
Photos 77
Trips 213 map ( 1,121 miles )
Age 45 Male Gender
Location Gilbert, AZ
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Preferred   May, Oct, Sep, Apr
Seasons   Spring to Autumn
Sun  6:16am - 6:25pm
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Likely In-Season!
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, which is a spur off of the White Horse Lake Loop. The suggested starting point for this hike is the north side of the loop where plenty of parking in available.

Starting out 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 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 fairly level with only a couple of real ups and downs. A few dead falls 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 ways 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.

    Most recent Triplog Reviews
    Canyon Overlook Trail #70
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    Saw a javelina. I did not expect that, as I thought they were desert dwellers. Also saw a great blue heron and a herd of horses.

    At first, I thought the stallion of the herd had lost its mind. Later I figure it was trying to impress the ladies in feats of strength and endurance. The ladies were having none of it. :lol: Each of the 5 mares had a young foal and kept kicking at the stallion whenever it got close!

    Distance includes the Overlook Trail 70.
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    Summer HazFest 2017
    Well things just didn't work out so I decided to head on home. I forgot my sleeping bag and my air mattress was to big for my tent.
    The one hike I did get in was beautiful and the weather was nice with some light sprinkles that worked there way in my tent. I did see Pam on the trail as we headed out and she was returning.
    I did meet a few hikers I never met before they all knew Rowdy so it was easy to figure out who I was.
    Canyon Overlook Trail #70
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    Summer HAZFest 2017
    Better Late than Never I guess... :sweat:

    I did 9 Hikes on this Trip, but I decided to just do the one Photoset with the Camping, Driving and Highlights from 8 Short Hikes and a longer one, that turned just a Tad Epic in the last 4 Miles... I went up on Thursday, and hit a couple of Areas in Flag before getting to Camp after Dark.... I headed for the Barn on Sunday, although from Camp, I think it took me about 3 1/2 Hours to get to Flag because of some pretty Sweet Storm and Sunset Action along the Way....

    Chumley always puts on a Great Event and his Attention to Detail is Unrivaled. Nonot's Fires with Chumley's Wood Contributions did not Disappoint. It was Great to see Old Friends again and Meet some of the Newer HAZ Faces out there... Thanks for Organizing this Todd...

    Awesome Weekend with Good People and Sweet Hikes and some Amazing Wildlife along the Way... What did the Fox say? "Na Na, Nana Na! You didn't get a Photo of me!" ](*,)

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    Map Drive
    FR / Dirt Road / Gravel - Car Okay

    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 traillead for White Horse Lake Loop is at the end of this road.
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