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Buckskinner Trail #130, AZ

AZ > Flagstaff > Williams
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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Flagstaff > Williams
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Difficulty 1 of 5
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Distance One Way 1 mile
Trailhead Elevation 6,998 feet
Elevation Gain 222 feet
Accumulated Gain 236 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 1.79
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13  2020-06-13
Buck - Clover - Ponderosa - Davenport - Dog
joebartels
7  2020-06-13
Buck - Clover - Ponderosa - Davenport - Dog
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11  2018-08-19
Williams City Loop
chumley
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
Dave1
10  2014-06-04
Clover Springs Loop Trail #46
azbackpackr
12  2013-08-03
Bill Williams Mountain Trail #21
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Author joebartels
author avatar Guides 241
Routes 830
Photos 11,690
Trips 4,547 map ( 22,895 miles )
Age 50 Male Gender
Location Phoenix, AZ
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Preferred   Oct, May, Apr, Sep
Seasons   Late Spring to Early Winter
Sun  5:19am - 7:47pm
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Trade fur with fellow hikers
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
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.

History
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.

Hike
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.

Options
3.5 mile / 725 AEG
Lasso loop with Trail #46

9.3 mile / 2,450 AEG
Out-n-back to Bill Williams Summit

Water Sources
Clover Springs

Synopsis
The initial 0.4-mile forested rise made me smile. Overall the trail is short, easy, and enjoyable. Not many photo ops for those seeking a high volume of likes.

Check out the Official Route and Triplogs.

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2020-06-16 joebartels
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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: Buckskinner Trail #130 - In the city of Williams go to the south end of 6th Street and follow the signs to Buckskinner Park. The trail begins just southwest of the picnic shelters.

90+° 8am - 6pm kills
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