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BILL HALL TRAIL

(7060')
Trailhead to:
Distance from
Trailhead in miles
Elevation
in feet
Water Toilet Emergency
Phone
Ranger
Station
Designated
Campsite
Monument Point 0.7 7150 No No No No No
Base of
initial descent
1.2 6520 No No No No No
Cliff section 2.0 6440 No No No No No
Thunder River
Trail junction
2.9 5420 No No No No No

     The Bill Hall Trailhead is just over 30 miles from Jacob Lake.  Be sure you have instructions before trying to reach it.  While there are no camping spots in the trailhead parking lot, there are several nice camping spots right on the rim about one-quarter mile before the parking lot.

     The trailhead is marked by an open farm gate.  It is about three-quarters of a mile from the parking lot through a burned tree section before reaching a large cairn at Monument Point.  The next half-mile section is a steep descent with lots of loose rocks.  Extra care should be taken here.  After that the trail loops around to the north for almost a mile before reaching a ten-foot cliff section.  Most people bring rope to lower their packs here and make the trip through the cliff section easier.  Extreme care should be taken going up and down the cliff section as a fall here would not be a pleasant experience.  After this there is a nearly mile-long steep descent down one last finger with loose rocks before reaching the junction with the Thunder River Trail.  From here, most hikers proceed across the Esplanade, down the Redwall, and then either to Thunder River or Deer Creek.

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