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Reviewed July 27, 2018

Good dirt road to get to view point, but worth the drive. Via of canyon is spectactular. Great area to go for picnic.

Thank richardhS2328BX
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

We drove here in a Jeep Wrangler. Roads are a bit rough and narrow but good. The view at Sycamore Point is beautiful. A mini Grand Canyon with no crowds - we were the only ones there. The only downside was it started to rain so we had a quick get pics and go. Never got to hike the waterfall trail. It looked amazing but, started to rain again! lol We had fun just driving around the area in the forest on vacant roads. Nice way to kill a couple of hours.

Thank Debkb1
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Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

It is about a 2 hour round trip from Williams to Sycamore Point. The roads and very manageable, at least when we went. The one "stream crossing" was dry. Perhaps it would be a different story if you go after heavy rains.

The views from Sycamore Point are incredible. It is worth the trip if you have the time to kill.

Once you find the right road out of Williams, there are signs and the roads are well marked. I have attached a screen capture of the directions that will help you find it.

1  Thank D C R
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Reviewed August 31, 2017 via mobile

We followed the advice of several others and got a guide to trails in the area from the NPS office, just outside Williams. The directions were easy to follow and necessary since the fire roads are not well marked (or just plain unmarked). We hiked from the Sycamore Rim vista point and headed towards the Sycamore Falls, but we did not get to the falls after about 2 hours of slow hiking with a cranky teen. It was a hot day and there is no water and there were lots of biting flies/mosquitos, so be prepared with water, bug spray, a hat, sunscreen, and good hiking shoes. The trail is easy to follow and well-marked, but quite uneven and studded with rocks.

Another trail I would highly recommend is Keyhole Sink, off exit 167. Directions are on the same map and the hike is quick and easy, and leads to a beautiful little canyon with stone drawings from 1,000 years ago.

7  Thank photosinpink
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Reviewed July 31, 2017

We packed a picnic and drove out to Sycamore Point, driving down the fire roads from Williams. The roads were in excellent condition, even though we took a four wheel drive vehicle, which was not needed. The canyon was beautiful, and we enjoyed our picnic lunch, took pictures, and searched for insects. We found a baby scorpion hiding under a rock (which all four of our kids loved), along with a woolly aphid. This is a hidden Arizona gem.

3  Thank Allan S
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Reviewed July 5, 2017

Lovely trail in the pines, with some water on the way. Bring a camera, and if you enjoy wildlife, there are good chances you will encounter some.

1  Thank vansrv
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Reviewed June 21, 2017

It's a good idea to stop at the Williams Ranger District Office for a free copy of the Motor Vehicle Use Map to find the trailhead for the Sycamore Rim Trail. We drove unpaved roads to a remote location, so I recommend taking necessary stuff like water if you're planning to hike. The complete Rim Trail is 11 miles. We were there on a warm June day and decided to hike out to the falls, which are dry at this time of year. Took us a couple of hours as we spent time viewing the canyon along the way. Easy hike, stunning views. Nobody else out there :)

5  Thank Marian V
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Reviewed May 22, 2017

This is a beautiful area that you should definitely go see! They have a double waterfall that is not a very long hike to get to. Awesome views and secluded!

1  Thank Allison R
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Reviewed April 1, 2017

Just took the drive from Williams to Sycamore Point to see the vista, We used the directions from Google...which were not very accurate. Also the "What to do in Williams" free visitor magazine describes how to get there via County Road 141 and FS Road 56 ...not the way to go as it leads a dead end (do not take FS Road 54). Best way to get there is via County Road 73 to FS Road 110. It's mostly a good wide graded gravel road to White Horse Lake Campground (most cars and RV's can make it easily to the lake). Campground was closed (seasonal closure) . Beyond the lake turnoff (FS Road 12) the road (FS 110) continues but narrows and requires higher clearance vehicles due to some rocky spots and steam crossings. It was mostly dry on the road this trip but during wet weather the roadbed looks like it gets sloppy..with lots of muddy spots. It's 5 miles from the lake turnoff to the view point. Great view of the canyon from there..looks like a "mini-grand canyon" with ridges rising several thousand feet above the bottom. Allow at least 2 hours for the road trip...I recommend getting a free USFS Motor Vehicle Use map from the Ranger District Office in Williams and for only $10 buy a Kaibab National Forest Map which shows much more detail. Roads are marked with signs but getting lost could be easy without a Forest Service map since there are miles of forested roads out there!

7  Thank John G
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Reviewed March 23, 2017

Very nice area for hiking or sightseeing. Can be seen from in the Canyon or up above. Very scenic. Lighting for photos from the overlook best in the afternoon. Horseshoe and Dogtown Lakes in the same area on the way out. JD Dam also nice.

1  Thank Quadyak
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