Little L.O. Trail No. 6

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Geronimo Spring, Little LO Trail, Sycamore Canyon Wilderness (2015)

Little L.O. Trail (Little Lookout Trail) branches off of Kelsey Trail not far from Babes Hole Spring and starts out with a gradual descent, then dives steeply into Sycamore Canyon and terminates at Sycamore Creek. The trail is mostly shady as it passes through ponderosa pine, Gambel oak, and juniper trees. Geronimo Spring is located where the trail meets Sycamore Creek and there is a good camp site located along the trail near the spring. Little L.O. Trail terminates at Sycamore Creek. Water is available at Kelsey Spring, Babes Hole Spring, and Geronimo Spring, which normally run all year.

Little L.O. Trail is often referred to as Geronimo Spring Trail, and sometimes Little Lookout Trail.


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Trails: Little Lookout No. 6

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Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Trail System

The Sycamore Canyon Wilderness North Trail System within the Flagstaff Ranger District consists of five trails with a combined mileage of 11.3 miles with the longest trail being 5.6 miles. These trails include:

Each trail is suitable for day hikes or longer overnight loop hikes.

Sycamore Canyon can be very hot and dry during the summer months. There are several springs located near the Wilderness trails which normally have water year round but hikers should not depend on this water being available and all ground water should always be treated or filtered. There is plenty of shade along all of the trails as you descend into Sycamore Canyon through a thick forest of ponderosa pine, Gambel oak, and juniper trees.

Sycamore Canyon is the second largest canyon in Arizona and offers hikers plenty of solitude and natural beauty. Learn more about Sycamore Canyon Wilderness.

At a Glance

Usage: Light
Best Season: May to November
Closest Towns: Flagstaff, AZ

General Information


Location: Southwest of Flagstaff, Arizona

Access: From Flagstaff, take W. Old Route 66 west to FR 231 (Woody Mountain Road). Go south on FR 231 for 14 miles and take a right at FR 538  to FR 538G (about 5.5 miles). It's about 2 miles from junction of FR 538 and FR 538G to the trailhead. Kelsey Trailhead is about 1/4 mile west of the junction of FR 538G and FR 527A.

Access to the trailheads is by dirt roads which can be extremely rough and even impassable during Monsoon Season and winter months due to mud and heavy snow. Woody Mountain Road is subject to winter season road closure.


  • Kelsey Trailhead (Map): 35°04'28.3"N 111°55'47.1"W
  • Babe Hole Spring (Map): 35°04'23.0"N 111°56'21.8"W



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Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Trail System Map


General Notes:

Length: 1.0 miles

Elevation Change: 800 feet


  • No mechanized vehicles including bicycles in Wilderness.
  • Fire danger is usually high - be careful with campfires.
  • Camp at least 200 feet from springs and bury human waste 200 feet from springs - pack out all trash.

Leave No Trace: Recognize your role in preserving wild lands by practicing these Leave No Trace principles:

  1. Plan ahead and prepare.
  2. Travel and camp on durable surfaces.
  3. Dispose of waste properly.
  4. Leave what you find.
  5. Minimize campfire impacts.
  6. Respect wildlife.
  7. Be considerate of other visitors.

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