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This trail serves mainly as access to other Sycamore Canyon Wilderness trails. It also provides access to this area from the Cottonwood-Clarkdale area. This is strictly a recreational trail and is used by both hikers and horseback riders.

The trail climbs immediately from Sycamore Creek to Packard Mesa to an elevation of about 4,800 ft. This is the only moderately difficult portion of the trail. The trail then stays on the mesa to where it intersects TR #63. Riders continuing north on TR #63 will find water for horses at Sycamore Tank, just 0.5 miles north of the trail junction. The Sycamore Canyon Wilderness trailhead for TR #63 lies another 0.5 miles north of the tank.

Directions: From Clarksdale, Take the road to Tutzigoot Monument. After crossing the Verde River bridge turn left immediately on the road that parallels the river. This becomes FR 131. Take this road for approximately 10 miles to the Sycamore Canyon overlook and the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness boundary just east of the Packard Ranch.

Elevation: 3,700 feet

Ending Elevation: 4,700 feet

Elevation Gain: 1,000 feet

Distance: 5 miles

Usage: Moderate

Difficulty: Strenuous

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Prescott National Forest, Arizona

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