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All reviews great hiking couple of hours viewpoint forest motor ranger vehicle picnic miles canyon trail stream rim camera
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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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank richardhS2328BX
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...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Debkb1
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...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank D C R
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...More

Date of experience: September 2017
7  Thank photosinpink
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...More

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank Allan S
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.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank vansrv
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...More

Date of experience: June 2017
5  Thank Marian V
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!

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Allison R
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...More

Date of experience: March 2017
7  Thank John G
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.

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Quadyak
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How Can I Find these PLACES on Big Sur? (1 Replies)
Hi. I will be driving NORTH from Cambria, and would like to stop at Partington Cove and Julie Pfeiffer State Beach. I have fairly good landmarks coming from the South, but I can not find and landmarks or markers in the northerly direction. Can anyone help with some landmark that lets me know when I am getting close to Partington Cove, and when I am close to Sycamore Canyon Road(J. Pfeiffer Stare Beach) coming from south(Cambria) to north(Carmel). I would really hate to miss them and...More
July 17, 2010|
Kandarp J
Wichita, Kansas
Sycamore Canyon in December last week (2 Replies)
Hello, We will be travelling as a couple from Sedona to Antelope Canyon and want to Visit Sycamore Canyon on the way. Is it advisable to visit in December last week? We only want to see the view of canyon and only want to do easy level of hiking. Which would be the best view point/lookout accessible with normal sedan? We are travelling from Kansas and are not familiar with the area. TIA.
November 12, 2017|
Response fromDetTigerFan|
Sycamore Canyon is a designated "wilderness" area, which means no developed roads or visitor services. There are no "drive by for a view" access points anywhere. There are hiking trails but they're accessed via Forest Service Roads and at elevations in the 7K feet range, they're not going to be approachable in late December. From Sedona, you can drive through Oak Creek Canyon via 89A to Flagstaff.
Kenny L
Vancouver, British Columbia
Oregon to San Diego and Back 2 weeks - possible or crazy? (5 Replies)
Hi is this trip feasible or too ambitious? I've put down places that I want to see beside the name of each town separating each portion of the trip w/ lines. I hope it makes sense. Would you be able to tell me whether this trip is realistic or whether I should take out certain stops? I'm not sure about Long Beach. I just put down a bunch of spots but most likely would only go to one or two on the way to San Diego. Thanks for your help! _________________________________________ Depart...More
June 12, 2016|
Response fromPacificNWFamily|
Hi The part that isn't feasible to me is your accounting of time. Here is what I mean. -- Depart Oregon [10.5 hours drive] San Francisco: 3 nights 4 days --- Day 1 is 10.5 hours of driving, arriving in San Francisco for Night 1. Day 2 is SF, Night 2 is SF Day 3 is SF, Night 3 is SF That's the end of your three nights in SF. And you've only spent 2 days in the City. Even if you stay till dark on Day 4, you won't get 4 days in San Francisco. You need to account for travel...More