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Davenport Hill

View from Davenport hill
Views from Davenport hill
At the start of the hike up Davenport hill
Hiking up to Davenport hill
Hiker on Davenport hill
At the top of Davenport hill
map: Davenport hill trail
elevation plot: Davenport hill trail


How to Get There
This hike is located near Williams, AZ.

To get to the trailhead: from the Flagstaff area, take I-40 West out of town towards Williams, Arizona. Exit I-40 at At exit 165 and drive through the town of Williams on the main road (Railroad Avenue). On 4th Street, turn left (South). This road will turn into Perkinsville Road (HWY 73). After 3.8 miles on this road, follow the sign towards Dogtown lake by turning left (East) onto FR140. After 2.8 miles on FR140, turn left onto FR132 and take the 1 mile to the parking near the boat ramp.
Northern Arizona

Hike details

5.50 [Miles] Total
Hike Distance- Details
5.5 miles round trip to the top of Davenport Hill.
2.50 [Hours]
We took about two and a half hours.
Elevation Change
800 Total gain/loss [Feet]
Elevation Details
about 800 ft to the top of the hill.
Hike Trail Type
Out and Back
Special Features


Best Season
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
Date Hike completed
March 30, 2013


Solitude Details
Only one other pair of hikers spotted. Great solitude.


Difficulty Rating
difficulty detail
This is a nice climb through a quiet forest. The hike to get to the top of the hill was an Easy hike.

Hike up Davenport Hill near Kingman, Arizona

This hike may be more popular in the summer, but when we did it in early October, we had this hike mostly to ourselves. We had intended to start at the boat ramp to Dogtown lake, but the campground (and the road to it) had just closed. So we hiked the extra 1 mile to the start of the trail.  

The well marked trailhead starts from the parking area next to the boat ramp. The first part of this trail is a nature walk, complete with markers of interesting flora. While this hike starts on this nature walk, after about 0.25 miles you will see a small sign pointing you towards the top of Davenport Hill. The trail walks through a forest of pine, oak, and spruce as it gradually climbs towards the hill.   After about 0.4 miles of hiking, you'll reach a small gate. Please close it behind you.

After about 1.3 mile of hiking, you cross a dirt road. From here, the trail begins to climb in earnest to the summit. The trail winds around the hill, presenting different viewpoints of the surrounding area. The forest is still thick along this trail, so enjoy the views when they present themselves.  

After 2.75 miles of hiking, you reach the top, which is marked by a sign "Davenport Hill, Elevation 7805". The forest hides most of the views here, so this is mainly a good spot for lunch and your turnaround point.


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