Sycamore Trail 68


From FR 421, the trail climbs steadily through lower Sonoran Desert and riparian vegetation up the arroyo formed by Sycamore Creek. It turns northward and continues to climb along a tributary, passing through chaparral, semi-desert grassland and juniper woodland. The trail tops out on the El Oso Divide and then descends to its end at Edwards Park in a stand of large Ponderosa Pines.

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Open Season: April
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Dispose of waste properly, leave what you find, pack it in pack it out. Carry an adequate supply of drinking water. One gallon per person per day is recommended during hot periods.
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General Information


East End: Forest Road (FR) 421: From Tonto Basin on to FR 421, drive 2.4 miles to the trail terminus on the north side of the road (4-wheel drive vehicles are recommended).

West End: Forest Road (FR) 422A: From the Four Peaks Road/FR 143, drive north 10 miles on FR 422 (4-wheel-drive vehicles only). The trail begins from the right (east) side of the road in Edwards Park.

CONNECTING TRAILS - None: However, Park Trail 66 is approximately 1 mile north on FR 422. The Arizona Trail is approximately 1 mile away southwest. Denton Trail 69 is approximately 0.1 mile away, accessible by FR 421.


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Mountain Biking

Nice vistas of Tonto Basin and the surrounding mountains. At the upper elevations, the trail passes through a beautiful stand of Ponderosa pine forest. Portions of trail are quite rugged, overgrown, and difficult to follow. Travel with caution.
Difficulty Level: More Difficult


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