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Davenport Hill Trail, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Flagstaff > Williams
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Difficulty 2 of 5
Distance One Way 2.5 miles
Trailhead Elevation 7,074 feet
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7  2018-08-19 chumley
9  2016-05-30 azbackpackr
5  2015-05-12 azbackpackr
4  2015-02-08 BEEBEE
5  2014-06-18 azbackpackr
5  2014-06-08 azbackpackr
4  2009-08-16 Al_HikesAZ
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Preferred   Oct, May, Apr, Sep
Seasons   Late Spring to Early Winter
Sun  7:30am - 5:18pm
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The Ponderosa Trail
The Ponderosa Trail
0.1 mi away
0.8 mi
53 ft
Dogtown Lake Trail
Dogtown Lake Trail
0.3 mi away
2.5 mi
54 ft
Wounded Ranger Knoll
2.4 mi away
1.0 mi
380 ft
Benham Trail #38
Benham Trail #38
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9.0 mi
1,991 ft
High School Hill Trail
High School Hill Trail
4.1 mi away
1.8 mi
873 ft
Buckskinner Trail #130
4.2 mi away
Grand Canyon Railway
Grand Canyon Railway
4.6 mi away
65.0 mi
1,625 ft
Clover Spring Loop Trail
Clover Spring Loop Trail
4.7 mi away
City of Williams Link Trail #124
4.7 mi away
1.3 mi
236 ft
Hell Canyon - Kaibab NF
Hell Canyon - Kaibab NF
4.9 mi away
2.0 mi
-200 ft
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Overview
Davenport Hill Trail is a 2.5 mile one way hike. Located 27 miles west of Flagstaff Arizona. The trailhead is car accessible. October and May are the best months to enjoy this hike.

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    Kaibab FS Reports

    The trail provides visitors to Dogtown Lake with an interesting, scenic day hike to the top of Davenport Hill and back. The higher elevation of the hill ( 7805 feet) and the northern exposure of the trail provide hikers with a cool climatic change and also a change in vegetation from ponderosa pine to Douglas fir/white fir and oak near the summit. From the trail, you can enjoy scenic views of Dogtown Lake and the country around Williams.

    Trail Layout: The trail follows Dogtown Wash about 0.3 mile and then climbs to a flat, where it follows an old logging road before turning north toward Davenport Hill. The trail ascends the hill at a gradual 8% grade to the top. Follow the same trail back to the start.

    Length: 2.5 miles one-way

    Hiking Time: About 2 hours round trip.

    Rating: Moderate

    Trailhead Location: The Davenport Hill Trail begins at the east end of the Ponderosa Trail.

    Recommended Season: Spring to early fall.

    Use Restrictions: No motorized vehicles. Trail designed for day hikers, not recommended for horses.

    USGS Map(s): Bill Williams Mountain


    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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    Paved - Car Okay

    To hike

    Access: In Williams, turn south on Fourth Street (County Road 73) and go about 4 miles to FR 140. Turn east onto FR 140 and follow about 3 miles to FR 132; turn north onto FR 132 and go to the campground (about one mile). From the boat ramp parking area, walk the Ponderosa Trail to the east end of the loop.

    Travel Time: About 20 minutes from Williams to start of trail.

    Road Condition: Paved and all-weather roads, suitable for sedans.

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