very nice...tiny strenuous because of the altitude gain but reasonably so! It’s best to turn around or take Bill Williams Mountain Trail north. I look forward to going back. It was a great way to spend my day and I would do this hike again in any season. 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. Your respectful use of this area while you are visiting here will be appreciated. When you reach the summit it is industrial. Bill Williams Mountain Loop Road. Was all set to climb Humphreys and the fire hit. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. USGS Topo Maps The official government … A road and a pair of good trails lead to the top, which has a manned lookout tower and numerous communications equipment. 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. very peaceful, not a soul in site. 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) There really is no reason to try to find another route. Great hike, couldn’t quite get to top, snow still pretty heavy. 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. Beginning in the center of Williams, the drive circles Bill Williams Mountain, which rises to an elevation of 9,170 feet. Check Kaibab National Forest website for updates before trying to hike. Bill Williams Mountain Road Scenic Drive takes you right to the top of the mountain. A snow storm had already started so I didn't see much, but the whole thing was still beautiful. Black Canyon Trail. Route overview. Go about 29 miles and get off at exit 161 for Golf Course Dr., last exit for the town of Williams. Then the snow. Nice pics, wish I could have made the ride with you. I clocked this at more like 9.5 miles, with the last bit to the lookout (go up the tower if it’s open). The ban’s been lifted. 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. I clocked it at just over 8 miles round trip. The map with the letter shows the entire Bill Williams Watershed Area closed. The Bill Williams Mountain Trail is located 3.6 miles from Williams, Arizona (AZ) in Kaibab National Forest. We hiked this on April 25th for those that are curious. 3 hours up, 1.5 hours out. Sounds like to the weather just right. Trailhead completely taped/blocked off. Nice steepness reminded me of Ut. Bulldog Canyon OHV Area. The peak is riddled with towers and there isn't much of a view. The trail is 3 miles to the junction with lookout trail. The gods of good traction must've been smiling on you. No snow to speak of or cross. The downed tree trunks were cleared from the trail and both outhouses, at the TH and at the Lookout, are open. Thanks, going give this route a shot this weekend. The only negative thing were the +12 fallen trees across the trail. ... More Stats for bixler to bill williams loop mountain bike trail trail. Your respectful use of this area while you are visiting here will be appreciated. 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 … What a beautiful hike through the woods. Check out Kaibab National Forest website for all rules. Only made it just past mile marker 2 but still beautiful.... hopefully will do the whole thing someday ;). Perfect summer hike in AZ! The building and "look out point" were interesting, I felt like I stumbled upon one of the other's stations from Lost. Quiet, peaceful, and enough millage to make it worth the trip. I used a Garmin gps and it was 8.2 miles round trip from the parking lot. Very deep snow. Bill Williams Mountain marks the traditional boundary of lands inhabited by the early ancestors of the Hopi people. The mountain was named after a guide, scout, hunter, and mountain man named Bill Williams. There is a small parking lot directly east of the Ranger Station. This is a difficult one way trail in Kaibab National Forest. Beautiful though. Bill Williams Mountain Closure Reduced. Bill Williams Loop Road is one of many places in the Kaibab and Prescott National Forests, that you can camp and ride. 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. Almost a perfect trail. Coleman Lake is a waterfowl nesting area and a good area for birding. We made it to the top, but were trekking through snow the last 1000ft of elevation gain. 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. cheers. Hiked on Oct 12; amazing fall colors all along the trail. This trail goes by MC Tank, Dutch Kid Tank, Evans Tank, and Stump Tank. Routes » Coconino Loop by Chad B. Overview. We unfortunately had to turn around, and were so close to finishing. Great hike! This trail/road is an attempt to link several trails to form a route. What day didi you go up? Altitude change-738 ft. Altitude min. We too, got caught in quite a bit of rain but once the trails dried out, it was a blast. The first half was quite lovely, very doable. FYI: the distance to the lookout written on the TH board is off by a mile, at least! 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. Download the free Williams South topo map. 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. Some downed trees to climb over. Also there is a road at the top and you can hear trucks or atvs from the trail as you approach. This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC. I would rate this hike as moderate not difficult or hard due to the somewhat short length. I get back to Perkinsville Rd 20 miles after starting the loop, turn to the right, and head for Williams and a late lunch. All pretty well maintained trail the whole way up. THE 7TH NATURAL WONDER BY AIR You may have seen the Grand Canyon before, but … 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. Great views and a really beautiful forrest. Thoroughly enjoyed the hike up and back. 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. mountain loop. 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. The final 1/2 mile is pure snow. Also, bring a change of socks and shoes to change into when you complete this round trip hike! It was hunting season, so I was a quiet as could be when I saw hunters! 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. Sign posted June 13, 2020 stating closure would remain in effect until the area receives enough rain for fire risk to decrease. Ponderosa pines and scrub oak at bottom and mid and upper forests. Follow the signs to the trailhead. Your respectful use of this area, while you are visiting here, will be appreciated. Zillow has 39 homes for sale in Williams AZ matching Bill Williams Mtn. 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