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Trade fur with fellow hikers
This trail is in the Bill Williams Mountain Watershed. The area is often ordered closed from June until enough moisture is present to reduce human-caused wildfires' risk. Best check the Kaibab Forest for closures in June and July.
Buckskinner Trail #130 is a short walk through the forest of pine and oak. Clover Spring is a small seep once developed as a domestic water supply that now provides water to wildlife.
Named for vicinity lore relating to the 1800s trapper, which the town Bill Williams thrives. Buckskinning is a role-playing reenactment of the fur trade.
From Buckskinner Trailhead in Buckskinner Park, you enter the forest within a few strides. The trail is an easy 200-foot ascent up a volcanic terrace in the San Francisco volcanic field.
The sublime forest recipe consists of Ponderosa Pine towering through underfill Douglas-Fir and Gambel Oak. The fir thins as you top out.
After a flat 0.2-miles a subtle dip through a ravine passes Clover Spring then quickly ends at Clover Springs Loop Trail #46.
3.5 mile / 725 AEG
Lasso loop with Trail #46
9.3 mile / 2,450 AEG
Out-n-back to Bill Williams Summit
The initial 0.4-mile forested rise made me smile. Overall the trail is short, easy, and enjoyable. Those seeking a high volume of likes might find photo ops on the lean side.
Check out the Official Route and Triplogs.
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.