Walnut Canyon Rim Trail is a 0.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Flagstaff, Arizona that features a cave and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Cool for the scenery and experience but not a big hike or anything. This was interesting and the view of some valleys was interesting.
The archeological emphasis of the Sinagua people was the main attraction for us. The trail is easy and mostly paved. Nearby, the stairs down and up for the Walnut Canyon "Island" trail are manageable for most folks, but deter some..
Unfortunately, when we were there in May 2016, Island Trail was closed trail improvements. Nevertheless, the Rim Trail and the film presentation at the center were interesting enough that we will come back when Island Trail is ready. So I'm not going to knock the rating as I did not check on any closing before we came.
The Island trail is much better and worth the stairs.
Very nicely paved. Beautiful hike.
it was a pleasure to have walked this trial. Very scenic the history was amazing. Go Early so you have time to read every post an get back before it gets to hot. lot's of stairs down an back up. Must see!!!
This is a quick family walk rather than a hike. The Caves were amazing to see
More of a walk that's paved with views of the canyon and cliff dwellings in the distance. It was short, relatively flat and very easy. No water needed in July for us.
This is a walk not a hike. Great views of cave dwellings along this PAVED walking path. Good informational signs. Only need one bottle of water at 100 degrees. Flip-flop friendly, educational walk.
This paved trail is actually the rim trail that loops around the top of the cliff. It has a couple canyon overlooks and passes by a couple ruins on the bluff.
Ruins are always fascinating to view. These are more modest than most but are worth viewing. At the time of the review the entry fee was $8 ea.
This was nice. Amazing to think about the times when this canyon was home to a community of people. You can get right into some of the dwellings and imagine what it was like.
More of a spectacle than a hike. Be ready for the ascent bringing you back up to the top at the end. That part can be tough.
Beware they don't tell you when you pay if the whole "trail" is open or not and you will not get a refund ($8 per person). The trail does have some nice information along the path though.