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Sycamore Basin Trail #63, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Prescott > Perkinsville N
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Difficulty 1.5 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance One Way 11.15 miles
Trailhead Elevation 4,645 feet
Elevation Gain -332 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,029 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 14.58
Interest Seasonal Creek
Backpack Yes & Possibly Connect
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9  2018-11-11
Taylor Cabin via Dogie Trail - Sycamore Canyon
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20  2018-11-11
Taylor Cabin via Dogie Trail - Sycamore Canyon
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15  2017-03-24
Taylor Cabin via Dogie Trail - Sycamore Canyon
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14  2017-02-25 friendofThunderg
12  2016-07-01
Casner - Taylor Cabin - Sycamore - Dogie Loop
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5  2016-03-26
Taylor Cabin via Dogie Trail - Sycamore Canyon
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14  2016-03-26
Taylor Cabin via Dogie Trail - Sycamore Canyon
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11  2015-02-22
Yew Thicket Trail #52
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Preferred   Mar, Nov, Apr, Feb
Seasons   Spring to Autumn
Sun  7:03am - 5:22pm
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Water
Nearby Area Water
Ott Lake Trail #70B
1.1 mi away
0.2 mi
37 ft
Winter Cabin Canyon
Winter Cabin Canyon
2.5 mi away
10.7 mi
2,450 ft
Winter Cabin Trail #70
Winter Cabin Trail #70
2.5 mi away
5.5 mi
2,341 ft
Taylor Cabin Trail #35
Taylor Cabin Trail #35
2.7 mi away
2.9 mi
-1,761 ft
Bunker Hill Spring Canyon
Bunker Hill Spring Canyon
2.9 mi away
7.4 mi
1,200 ft
Dutch Kid Tank Trail #54
3.4 mi away
1.7 mi
183 ft
Hog Hill Trail #133
Hog Hill Trail #133
3.7 mi away
2.3 mi
171 ft
Dorsey Spring Trail #7
3.9 mi away
2.5 mi
158 ft
Little LO Trail #6
4.1 mi away
0.9 mi
875 ft
Babe's Hole Spring Canyon
4.3 mi away
4.0 mi
-1,510 ft
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Originally used to move cattle and horses.

This trail is the main access to the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness. It offers spectacular views of Sycamore Canyon and the surrounding red rock bluffs. It receives regular use by horseback riders and hikers. The trail ends at its junction with TR #70, Winter Cabin Trail, on the Coconino National Forest. TR #70 continues on to Winter Cabin, another 5.1 miles. As you approach it from the south trailhead, Taylor Cabin is located on the trail at about mile 9. Constructed of quarried sandstone by local ranchers in 1931, Taylor Cabin was used for many years as a winter line camp. The cabin is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, but is open to visitor use.


Recommended season of use: Fall, spring, winter (depending on weather). The bottom of Sycamore Canyon can be stifling hot in mid-summer with little air movement in the canyon. Mid-summer use by hikers is not recommended.

Maps, other resources: Prescott (east half) and Coconino National Forest Maps; U.S.G.S. topographic 7.5' quads for Sycamore Basin, Loy Butte, ansd Sycamore Point.

Trail layout: The lower section of trail is relatively level through Sycamore Basin at an elevation of about 4,500 ft. The trail approaches Sycamore Creek at about mile 5, and from there stays either in or close to the canyon bottom until about mile 11.2. Here the trail becomes Coconino National Forest Trail #70 and leaves the wilderness climbing over 2,000 ft. to Winter Cabin.

Precautions: There is no dependable water on this trail during summer; in winter, however, the flows can be heavy. It is not recommended for summer use.

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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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    FR / Jeep Road - Car possible when dry

    To hike
    Access and trailhead location: Hikers generally start their journey at the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness boundary at the junction of TR #53 and the end of FR 181. The best access is either by way of Chino Valley or Drake. From Chino Valley take the Perkinsville road (FR 354) approximately 23 miles to FR 181; take FR 181 east about 6 miles to Henderson Flat. Continue southeast for another 5 miles to the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Boundary. An alternate approach from Drake is to take FR 492 for 11 miles to FR 354, then south on FR 354 for 2 miles to FR 181. The latter route is longer but is paved as far as Drake.

    Travel time: Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. from Chino Road condition: High clearance vehicle
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