Uncle Jim Trail

EASY 2 reviews
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Uncle Jim Trail is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near North Rim, AZ that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from May until October.

4.6 miles 561 feet Loop

kid friendly





nature trips

trail running




wild flowers



no dogs

Directions from North Rim Entrance: Drive southward along North Rim Drive to the North Kaibab Trailhead. Turn left into the parking area and locate the trailhead on the eastern side of the lot.

9 months ago

It's a nice little trail that has really cool fossils and ends at the rim with a nice view of the north canyon. We found a cool spot (rock poking out into the canyon covered in fossils.. Mostly brachiopods) to sit and have lunch with a great view of the canyon. Trail is flat and very easy.. Prob great for kids.

4 years ago

Love the north rim! This trail is a nice walk out to Uncle Jim Point where you can take in and photograph Bright Angel Canyon. Other than that view, which includes part of the north Kaibab trail, it is a pleasant 5 mile walk in the woods.

The TH is located on the north end of the North Kaibab Trailhead parking lot near the mule corrals. The mules share this trail with people and the ground can be a bit cluttered and there's no mistaking the barnyard smells. You start on the Ken Patrick trail and go right on the Uncle Jim trail at the signpost. Further along, you have a choice of going either right or straight creating the "loop" returning to this location. Going right is a bit more uphill challenging with a few moderate elevation changes. Overall, a pleasant hike in the woods. Our September trek was shirtsleeves and enjoyed a lunch at the mule hitching area at the point.