Benham Trail

Type: Backcountry
Length: 4.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (off pavement)
Equestrian - Riding
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Location: East Bill Williams Mountain, Just south of Williams on I-40, 2 trails at Bill Williams Mountain.
States: Arizona
Counties: Coconino
Latitude: 35.20407   Longitude: -112.1764

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This trail starts in a forest dominated by ponderosa pines and oak trees, and travels up through mixed conifer forests. At several places on the trail the hiker has a good view of the Kaibab National Forest below and the volcanic peaks of Northern Arizona in the distance. There is no water available along the trail, but the relatively cool mountain temperatures and great views make this an enjoyable hike.

Bill Williams Mountain marks the traditional boundary of lands inhabited by the early ancestors of the Hopi people. Your respectful use of this area while you are visiting will be appreciated.

This 4.5 trail is provides a day hike opportunity of about 5-6 hours round trip. There are moderately difficult grades going up the mountain. However, those not used to high elevations may experience this hike to be quite challenging. If a vehicle is parked at the Bill Williams Trailhead, a through-hike of 8.5 miles can be made by connecting with the Bill Williams Trail, #21. It is also possible to connect with the Bixler Saddle Trail, #72, the Buckskinner Trail, #130, the Clover Spring Loop, #46, or the City of Williams Link Trail, #124, for longer hikes.

Additional Details

Width: 24 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: Soil

Average Grade: 10%
Elevation Low Point: 7,265
Elevation High Point: 9,256
Year Designated: 1978

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Kaibab National Forest
742 S. Clover Rd.
Williams , AZ 86046
(928) 635-5600



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