I look forward to going back. From buffed singletrack among the pines of Flagstaff to technical red rock Sedona country, this ~250 mile loop is a grand tour of Coconino Country. I loved it - remote and beautiful - cool with a nice stream and snow - more as you climb I made it halfway. I love that area and have been thru there a few times. Also, bring a change of socks and shoes to change into when you complete this round trip hike! The building and "look out point" were interesting, I felt like I stumbled upon one of the other's stations from Lost. Don’t look for them on Bill Williams Mountain Trail #21. This trail was seriously awesome. He either had the covid or some harsh dank bud haha! The gods of good traction must've been smiling on you. Great hike , wish I would have stopped when I got to the road . Viewing routes for driving: Popular routes for viewing fall colors include Forest Road 111 to the top of Bill Williams Mountain, County Road 73 and Forest Roads 105, 110, 140 and 354. The drive takes one to two hours to complete and provides breathtaking natural views for some 30 miles. After crossing the road, the trail continues for another half-mile to the top of the mountain and the Bill Williams Lookout Tower, which is open to visitors during the fire season. Hiked on October 12th. The map with the letter shows the entire Bill Williams Watershed Area closed. Not counting 3 brief rest breaks (5 to 8 minutes each) I made it from the Trailhead to the Lookout in 1:26:39. All pretty well maintained trail the whole way up. The trail is 3 miles to the junction with lookout trail. Went on a Monday, only saw 4 people. I either lost the trail when it crossed the last road or the trail just turns into a dirt road for the last half mile or so. I've been on Perkinsville rd several times and passed through Williams heading north towards the GC but never spent time in Bill Williams Mtn area. The views from the platform are superb, but even from the base of the tower, they’re impressive. Amazing birch stand near the top. Surprised that some hikers going up after us had very little water and simple athletic shoes. It is a good trip to take in the fall when the leaves are changing. I used a Garmin gps and it was 8.2 miles round trip from the parking lot. Chevelon Crossing Road. Builder Esau Lamb charged hikers and horseback riders a … Beginning in the center of Williams, the drive circles Bill Williams Mountain, which rises to an elevation of 9,170 feet. Trees were magnificent! good report. Almost a perfect trail. Please check here for updates: https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/kaibab/recreation/hiking/recarea/?recid=11666&actid=50, Arizona Office of Tourism, 2702 N. 3rd St., Suite 4015 , Phoenix, AZ, 85004, Phone: 888-520-3434, Fax: 602-240-5432, mfioritt@pni.com. Nice steepness reminded me of Ut. Closed due to fire danger as of June 13th. Hi 2 SPOT ... saw the post by azredline so know you got off the maintained roads to at least have a look at Sycamore Point. Also there is a road at the top and you can hear trucks or atvs from the trail as you approach. Bulldog Canyon OHV Area. The road was OK until the last 5 miles, but I made to the 40 and back to town OK. PS , you are only 1 year older than me, it's great to act like a kid. We made it to the top, but were trekking through snow the last 1000ft of elevation gain. The downed tree trunks were cleared from the trail and both outhouses, at the TH and at the Lookout, are open. It’s best to turn around or take Bill Williams Mountain Trail north. No snow to speak of or cross. Ponderosa pines and scrub oak at bottom and mid and upper forests. Only made it just past mile marker 2 but still beautiful.... hopefully will do the whole thing someday ;). About 2 miles in you hit some patches of snow and then just a little further after that and you are in snow almost the rest of the way. Black Canyon Trail. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. mountain loop. Williams, Ariz., November 20, 2020 — For Immediate Release – Forest users can now access certain areas and trails on Bill Williams Mountain, as the Kaibab National Forest William Ranger District has reduced the closure that had been in place since fire restrictions were implemented this summer. View listing photos, review sales history, and use our detailed real estate filters to find the perfect place. There really is no reason to try to find another route. Turn left on Frontage Road and continue for ab… very peaceful, not a soul in site. I started early (Sept 5) to avoid getting rained out due to monsoon season. need some nice road to break in the parts. At the end of the offramp take a left onto Route 66, … softening. There’s also a nice little mountain bike ride called Devil Dog Loop that follows Historic Route 66. When you reach the summit it is industrial. I get back to Perkinsville Rd 20 miles after starting the loop, turn to the right, and head for Williams and a late lunch. Sounds like to the weather just right. http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/east-of-phoenix-riders-group.630792/page-412#post-30248045, (You must log in or sign up to reply here. Perfect summer hike in AZ! Leaving Williams, head … A snow storm had already started so I didn't see much, but the whole thing was still beautiful. All in all, great hike. Trail is closed again, Parking lot and trailhead closed off with barricades and caution tape. BILL WILLIAMS MOUNTAIN TRAIL Kaibab National Forest Switchbacks are zig-zagging cuts in mountain trails designed to make steep ascents easier by adding miles and tempering vertical slopes. The trail is up, up, up. ). The Coconino Loop seeks to highlight the best of Northern Arizona mountain biking. The Bill Williams Mountain Loop makes a short, easy drive through some of the most beautiful ponderosa pine forest in Northern Arizona, with opportunities to see wildlife and learn a little area history. Compare elevation, range, … Nice ride. Thoroughly enjoyed the hike up and back. Zillow has 39 homes for sale in Williams AZ matching Bill Williams Mtn. This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC. I got chased off the top of BW mountain and just barely made it down before the deluge began. This trail was originally built as a “toll road” in 1902. The first 1/2 mile you climb a lot of elevation quickly, but then it sort of coasts and climbs gradually for the next 2 miles. First tho, I need to check out the road to the top of Bill Williams Mtn. Quiet, peaceful, and enough millage to make it worth the trip. The only negative thing were the +12 fallen trees across the trail. The trail steadily gains elevation but the last mile is where a lot of it comes from. Check Kaibab National Forest website for updates before trying to hike. My 6th and fastest time up. My friend and I were hiking in sandals because we had been in Sedona and Cottonwood all weekend, and the final 1/2 mile is almost 1000 feet of elevation. Desert Wells Multiuse Area. Hope they made it up and down okay. Overall great trail, had a lot of fun on it. Very deep snow. Hiked on Oct 12; amazing fall colors all along the trail. Clover Spring : 0-2 miles away: Clover Springs Loop Trail #46. A few things tend to make my review a bit negative. It was a great way to spend my day and I would do this hike again in any season. Some downed trees to climb over. I clocked it at just over 8 miles round trip. This trail/road is an attempt to link several trails to form a route. Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by CapeMan, Aug 28, 2016. For that reason, they view the area as sacred. So don't quit when you hit the road. Trail was nicely varied with gradual climb and tough switchbacks. There’s an easy and beautiful route to take from Interstate 40 to the Sedona area: Arizona Route 89A. Total Distance: 18.7 miles Elevation: 6,381 – 7,179 feet Technical Rating: 1 Scenic Rating: 8 Season: April – December <= | => AZ | AZ PAVED | AZ CN AZ NE | AZ NW | AZ SO <= | => Warning: The user is solely responsible for safe navigation and the prudent use of … The Lookout tower is by the cell towers. Bill Williams Mountain marks the traditional boundary of lands inhabited by the early ancestors of the Hopi people. We started early to finish before the heat of the day. It is mostly packed down, but when my foot sunk in a few times it went past my knee so that way crazy. There is a small parking lot directly east of the Ranger Station. Beautiful though. Worth it. No surprises, the rock*'s were right The juice ain't worth the squeeze for Bill Williams trail. Bill Williams Mountain Loop Road provides striking views of its namesake peak in the distance. The view at the top was interesting. This trail is definitely hard. It’s wonderfully scenic, taking you through Oak Creek Canyon, past towering red rocks. But I did anyhow. Lesson learned though! An unexpectedly wonderful hike - did this on a whim as I headed back to Phoenix. Hey capeman,,, we did get back off the main rds,,, however the bad mud and stuck rider was actually on perkinsville rd. Bill Williams Mountain Trail [CLOSED] is a 8.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Williams, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. Then the snow. FYI: the distance to the lookout written on the TH board is off by a mile, at least! I loved this hike and would do it again if I lived here! Great hike, couldn’t quite get to top, snow still pretty heavy. Great Western Trail. Parking lot completely blocked off and trailhead completely blocked with caution tape. Bill Williams Loop Road is one of many places in the Kaibab and Prescott National Forests, that you can camp and ride. Check out Kaibab National Forest website for all rules. We unfortunately had to turn around, and were so close to finishing. I’d definitely hike this again. Worth the hike to beat the lowland heat. I have an X /C too, we stayed in Williams awhile back and did the B.W. NOTE: As of August 2020, this trail is closed due to extreme fire danger. I’d definitely rate this one moderate rather than hard; there is some nice elevation gain but none of the terrain is in any way difficult. Great hike! A lovely, shaded forest to keep us cool during our climb. I am also glad I downloaded the map because I didn't realize that the last part of the "trail" was just following an actual dirt road before turning back and doing the whole thing backwards. We just hiked this trail on April 1st, 2019. Crown King. After the first mile and a half we hit snow. The Lariat trail built by “Cement Bill” Williams is a 4.6-mile switchback of 56 curves including seven hairpins that rise 2,000 feet from 19th Street to Buffalo Bill’s Grave. What a beautiful hike through the woods. Follow the signs to the trailhead. The mountain was named after a guide, scout, hunter, and mountain man named Bill Williams. Lots of sticks, rocks, and loose soil so watch footing on the way down. Bill Williams Mountain marks the traditional boundary of lands inhabited by the early ancestors of the Hopi people. Took Bill Williams trail down. go figure. It was quiet and peaceful, I didn't see anyone else on the trail. Super beautiful, peaceful, nice views from the top. Oh, well. All microwave towers and electrical equipment. Love the trail head parking area with pit toilet. Epic hike! Road loop around Bill Williams Mountain It was okay hope to see more of the mountain Need a 4 wheeler to access mountain. My husband and I both slid cartoon-like a few times. Routes » Coconino Loop by Chad B. Overview. Thanks for the report and pics. The first half was quite lovely, very doable. Coleman Lake is a waterfowl nesting area and a good area for birding. Your respectful use of this area while you are visiting here will be appreciated. I learned later that the road runs down the south side of the mountain to connect with South Perkinsville Road. Round trip is about 7.5 miles. Bill Williams is the westernmost mountain above 9,000 feet in Arizona. Close to the Grand Canyon. This trail was originally built as a "toll road" in 1902. Perfect lung-buster hike due to elevation and the gain. This is a difficult one way trail in Kaibab National Forest. Exhausting for sure. The description/directions for the Bill Williams Trail is the described on the front page.... Off if I40-exit 161/Frontage Road head west again past Day's Inn until you reach a sign for the Bill Williams Ranger Station. Trailhead completely taped/blocked off. The distances reported by all trails seems to be off or my satellite device is wrong. It’s 4 miles, not 3 miles from the ranger station up Bill Williams trail to the summit!! Your respectful use of this area, while you are visiting here, will be appreciated. And there it is, the gate's unlocked and the road is lookin' good. We hiked this on April 25th for those that are curious. We hiked the Bill Williams Trail to the summit yesterday. The final 1/2 mile is pure snow. Mo and I just camped in that area for a week. Either way, the last bit and the top are a bit anticlimactic. We too, got caught in quite a bit of rain but once the trails dried out, it was a blast. Nice pics, wish I could have made the ride with you. Four Peak Rolls OHV Area. MAP: Kaibab National Forest – South PERMITS: none DESIGNATION: Kaibab National Forest BEST SEASONS: spring, summer, fall DISTANCE: 7.6 miles round trip WATER: none reliable ELEVATION: trailhead ~6,900ft – summit ~9,256ft (gain ~2,300ft) ACCESS: paved roads to trailhead DRIVING DIRECTIONS: From Williams AZ, drive west on Railroad Avenue for about one mile. Coming down was tricky, as gravity was pulling and the snow was Had a great time with my sons!! The ban’s been lifted. If the ranger hadn't already done this hike and another couple of in front of us, we would not have done it. If you get the opportunity to reach the summit, the views are absolutely worth it. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. The trail is primarily used for hiking, horses, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Thanks, going give this route a shot this weekend. Crossroads Area. Directions from Williams: Go west from the downtown on Bill Williams Avenue about one mile; turn left at Clover Hill and proceed along the frontage road to the turnoff to Williams Ranger District office. Bill Williams Mountain Fire Lookout : Along this hike: Bill Williams Mountain : Along this hike: Williams Microwave Relay Station : Along this hike: Williams Microwave Relay Station : 0-2 miles away: Clover Springs Loop Trail #46. The signed/mapped trailhead is … Altitude change-738 ft. Altitude min. This did not disappoint. There was a guy in the Lookout Tower who was coughing his ass off. Would absolutely do again! It was hunting season, so I was a quiet as could be when I saw hunters! Date of experience: August 2016. Ask David K about Bill Williams Mountain. Very challenging. Letter on the ranger station door is dated 8/13/2020 and states the trail will be closed until they receive enough rain. It's a gentle grade up until the last mile. The peak is riddled with towers and there isn't much of a view. This trail goes by MC Tank, Dutch Kid Tank, Evans Tank, and Stump Tank. The lookout trail is another 3/4 mile. Don't let the 1st half mile concern you. Sign posted June 13, 2020 stating closure would remain in effect until the area receives enough rain for fire risk to decrease. Bill Williams Mountain Road Scenic Drive takes you right to the top of the mountain. This hike was more beautiful than I imagined. Town is just 10 miles away from dry camping, and has great food, shops, and atmosphere. Great views and a really beautiful forrest. A beautiful hike. Ranger was in the look out to answer questions. 3 hours up, 1.5 hours out. Get an OHV trail map from the Williams Visitor Center. The snow can get up to your knees if your foot goes all the way through. My pedometer read 6.2 miles in because I could only take 8 inch steps! I would like to hike this when there is no snow. The trail is primarily used for hiking, horses, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. At the saddle, Bill Williams Trail crosses the road and continues straight up the mountain, but reconnects with it after about 100 yards and then follows it the rest of the way to the tower. Your respectful use of this area while you are visiting here will be appreciated. Bill Williams Mountain Loop Road. Bill Williams Closure 2011 (1) Bill Williams Closure 2014 (1) Bill Williams Mountain (7) Bill Williams Mountain Loop (1) Bill Williams Mountain Trail (4) Billy Creek (3) Bismarck Lake (5) Bixler Saddle (1) Black Bears (1) Black Canyon City (7) Black Canyon Heritage Park (1) Black Canyon Trail (9) Black Canyon Trail: Antelope Creek Segment (1) Please wear proper footwear. 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