These trails are located on the lower slopes of Bill Williams Mountain. They offer the hiker access to the mountain and the Bill Williams Mountain Trail from the City of Williams and, if used together, provide opportunities for short loop walks through the forest of pine and oak. Clover Spring is a small seep once developed as a domestic water supply that now provides water to wildlife. (Water from the spring may not be safe for human consumption.)
Trail Layout: The well-defined trails can be used to create a variety of short hikes or to access the Bill Williams Mountain Trail for a longer hike to the top of Bill Williams Mountain. A suggested short hike is to begin at Buckskinner Park and walk the Buckskinner Trail to the Clover Spring Loop Trail, follow this loop trail (connected by a section of the Bill Williams Mountain Trail) around clockwise, and return to Buckskinner Park. This 2 mile hike will take about one hour to walk.
Buckskinner - 1 mile
Clover Loop - 1 mile
City of Williams Link - 1 mile
Hiking Time: 1 to 2 hours depending upon the route selected.
Buckskinner - Moderate
Clover Loop - Moderate
City of Williams Link - Easy
Trailhead Locations: Buckskinner Park at the south end of 6th Street in Williams and the west end of Sheridan Street in Williams.
Recommended Season: Late spring to late fall
Use Restrictions: No motorized vehicles.
Access: Buckskinner Trail #130 - In the city of Williams go to the south end of 6th Street and follow the signs to Buckskinner Park. The trail begins just southwest of the picnic shelters.
City of Williams Link Trail #124 - The trail begins at the west end of Sheridan Street in the southwest section of the City of Williams. Park on the street. The trailhead is not marked. The first few hundred yards of the trail crosses private property. Please respect the owner's property.
Travel Time: About 5 minutes from downtown Williams.
Road Condition: Paved and all-weather graveled roads suitable for passenger cars.
USGS Map(s): Williams South