The lookout trail is another 3/4 mile. I look forward to going back. Nice ride. This trail goes by MC Tank, Dutch Kid Tank, Evans Tank, and Stump Tank. Great hike , wish I would have stopped when I got to the road . Off I … Builder Esau Lamb charged hikers and horseback riders a … He either had the covid or some harsh dank bud haha! Only made it just past mile marker 2 but still beautiful.... hopefully will do the whole thing someday ;). FYI: the distance to the lookout written on the TH board is off by a mile, at least! Quiet, peaceful, and enough millage to make it worth the trip. Surprised that some hikers going up after us had very little water and simple athletic shoes. Bill Williams Mountain Closure Reduced. Beautiful though. Altitude change-738 ft. Altitude min. 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. Gorgeous hike that isn't too difficult, despite the elevation gain. 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. Thank David K . We hiked this on April 25th for those that are curious. Sign posted June 13, 2020 stating closure would remain in effect until the area receives enough rain for fire risk to decrease. Chevelon Crossing Road. cheers. Desert Wells Multiuse Area. It’s 4 miles, not 3 miles from the ranger station up Bill Williams trail to the summit!! 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. This did not disappoint. The sign says 3 but that only gets you to the where there’s a turn off to a trail heading down the other side. Trailhead completely taped/blocked off. Also there is a road at the top and you can hear trucks or atvs from the trail as you approach. What a beautiful hike through the woods. We hiked the Bill Williams Trail to the summit yesterday. Had a great day !!! Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by CapeMan, Aug 28, 2016. This trail was seriously awesome. The trail is 3 miles to the junction with lookout trail. Trail is closed again, Parking lot and trailhead closed off with barricades and caution tape. Your respectful use of this area while you are visiting here will be appreciated. Just got back from Williams. A lovely, shaded forest to keep us cool during our climb. good report. Thanks for the report and pics. The trail steadily gains elevation but the last mile is where a lot of it comes from. Thanks, going give this route a shot this weekend. Coming down was tricky, as gravity was pulling and the snow was All pretty well maintained trail the whole way up. 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. Bill Williams Mountain marks the traditional boundary of lands inhabited by the early ancestors of the Hopi people. An unexpectedly wonderful hike - did this on a whim as I headed back to Phoenix. mountain loop. Don't let the 1st half mile concern you. Cinder Hills Area. Had a great time with my sons!! Great hike, couldn’t quite get to top, snow still pretty heavy. very peaceful, not a soul in site. Hiked on Oct 12; amazing fall colors all along the trail. Thoroughly enjoyed the hike up and back. NOTE: As of August 2020, this trail is closed due to extreme fire danger. It’s sad to see all the cell phone towers at the top . I would like to hike this when there is no snow. The final 1/2 mile is pure snow. Worth the hike to beat the lowland heat. Very challenging. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. All in all, great hike. After exploring the National Forest areas south of Williams, I decided it might be fun to figure out a different way south. Almost a perfect trail. Still a super great trail and some nice views on the way up! I’d definitely hike this again. 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. Nice pics, wish I could have made the ride with you. The downed tree trunks were cleared from the trail and both outhouses, at the TH and at the Lookout, are open. My husband and I both slid cartoon-like a few times. Ponderosa pines and scrub oak at bottom and mid and upper forests. There’s also a nice little mountain bike ride called Devil Dog Loop that follows Historic Route 66. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Bill Williams Mountain Loop road, 30 miles For those interested in a scenic fall drive, the Bill Williams Mountain Loop road is not to be missed. Amazing birch stand near the top. I started @ 7am on 5/9 when it was nice and cool. Overall great trail, had a lot of fun on it. At the end of the offramp take a left onto Route 66, … I used a Garmin gps and it was 8.2 miles round trip from the parking lot. Your respectful use of this area while you are visiting here will be appreciated. Heading back down was what I imagine skiing to be like since I just slid on the snow most of the way while more dip and dots fell from the sky. This trail was originally built as a “toll road” in 1902. 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. Took Bill Williams trail down. The mountain was named after a guide, scout, hunter, and mountain man named Bill Williams. Bill Williams Mountain Loop Road. Crossroads Area. You hear the highway for at least a mile up the trail. Exhausting for sure. We just hiked this trail on April 1st, 2019. The views from the platform are superb, but even from the base of the tower, they’re impressive. I loved this hike and would do it again if I lived here! A snow storm had already started so I didn't see much, but the whole thing was still beautiful. The building and "look out point" were interesting, I felt like I stumbled upon one of the other's stations from Lost. This hike was more beautiful than I imagined. Leaving Williams, head … There’s an easy and beautiful route to take from Interstate 40 to the Sedona area: Arizona Route 89A. There is a small parking lot directly east of the Ranger Station. Coleman Lake is a waterfowl nesting area and a good area for birding. Nice RR CapeMan! 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. We started early to finish before the heat of the day. I will have to look you up when we head that way this winter. Date of experience: August 2016. A beautiful hike. 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. Both of our Garmins said it was 4.2 miles to the lookout tower. I get back to Perkinsville Rd 20 miles after starting the loop, turn to the right, and head for Williams and a late lunch. The signed/mapped trailhead is … If you get the opportunity to reach the summit, the views are absolutely worth it. I learned later that the road runs down the south side of the mountain to connect with South Perkinsville Road. 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. Not counting 3 brief rest breaks (5 to 8 minutes each) I made it from the Trailhead to the Lookout in 1:26:39. But I did anyhow. Great hike! go figure. Bill Williams Loop Road is one of many places in the Kaibab and Prescott National Forests, that you can camp and ride. Great Western Trail. Bill Williams is the westernmost mountain above 9,000 feet in Arizona. The trail is primarily used for hiking, horses, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. When you reach the summit it is industrial. Bill Williams Mountain Loop Road provides striking views of its namesake peak in the distance. Oh, well. There really is no reason to try to find another route. My pedometer read 6.2 miles in because I could only take 8 inch steps! Perfect summer hike in AZ! This trail was originally built as a “toll road” in 1902. Was all set to climb Humphreys and the fire hit. No surprises, the rock*'s were right The juice ain't worth the squeeze for Bill Williams trail. I clocked it at just over 8 miles round trip. I clocked this at more like 9.5 miles, with the last bit to the lookout (go up the tower if it’s open). This trail was originally built as a "toll road" in 1902. Please wear proper footwear. Ehrenberg Sand Bowl. It was quiet and peaceful, I didn't see anyone else on the trail. The distances reported by all trails seems to be off or my satellite device is wrong. The road walk at the top was actually sort of nice--gave us a chance to not watch our footing as much and breath easier. Then the snow. Check Kaibab National Forest website for updates before trying to hike. Not hard to stay on the trail (besides near the top and the snow storm was a bit out of control), the green diamonds were easy to follow. This trail is definitely hard. softening. Did not enjoy the top as much as I had hoped simply because of all the antennas, cell phone towers, etc. Hope they made it up and down okay. But the fall colors were great. 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. Very deep snow. Great views and a really beautiful forrest. This trail/road is an attempt to link several trails to form a route. 3 hours up, 1.5 hours out. Williams Loop Road Scenic Drive offers some good wildlife watching and good views of Bill Williams Mountain. The Coconino Loop seeks to highlight the best of Northern Arizona mountain biking. Road loop around Bill Williams Mountain It was okay hope to see more of the mountain Need a 4 wheeler to access mountain. Ranger was in the look out to answer questions. Worth it. Trees were magnificent! Parking lot completely blocked off and trailhead completely blocked with caution tape. Turn left on Frontage Road and continue for ab… 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. Once on top, you have excellent views of the San Francisco Peaks, the Prescott/Chino Valley areas, and the Grand Canyon to … Bulldog Canyon OHV Area. Getting to the Bill Williams Trailhead From Flagstaff, head west out of town on Rte 66 and hop onto 40 West. The trail is up, up, up. This is a difficult one way trail in Kaibab National Forest. USGS Topo Maps The official government … I have an X /C too, we stayed in Williams awhile back and did the B.W. We unfortunately had to turn around, and were so close to finishing. It’s wonderfully scenic, taking you through Oak Creek Canyon, past towering red rocks. 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. I did a loop from the Ranger Station around to Benham, rode that up until the first fire road crossing, and took the fire road all the way to the radio station at the very top. Builder Esau Lamb charged hikers and horseback riders a … Either way, the last bit and the top are a bit anticlimactic. The snow can get up to your knees if your foot goes all the way through. For that reason, they view the area as sacred. Perfect lung-buster hike due to elevation and the gain. The Lookout tower is by the cell towers. I would rate this hike as moderate not difficult or hard due to the somewhat short length. 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 view at the top was interesting. very nice...tiny strenuous because of the altitude gain but reasonably so! Hiked on October 12th. Compare elevation, range, … Clover Spring : 0-2 miles away: Clover Springs Loop Trail #46. 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) It was t-shirt weather by mile 2. Further south is the Stage Station Loop Bike Ride which I did not do. After the first mile and a half we hit snow. The Loop Road takes you there by way of a route that passes through scenic forests and wide open prairies. And there it is, the gate's unlocked and the road is lookin' good. Kind of killed the ambiance. Zillow has 39 homes for sale in Williams AZ matching Bill Williams Mtn. 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