Walnut Canyon Rim Trail

EASY 28 reviews

Walnut Canyon Rim Trail is a 0.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Flagstaff, AZ 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.

0.8 miles 47 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

cave

views

1 month ago

Cool for the scenery and experience but not a big hike or anything. This was interesting and the view of some valleys was interesting.

hiking
1 month ago

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..

walking
2 months ago

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.

2 months ago

The Island trail is much better and worth the stairs.

hiking
2 months ago

Very nicely paved. Beautiful hike.

hiking
3 months ago

walking
3 months ago

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!!!

walking
4 months ago

This is a quick family walk rather than a hike. The Caves were amazing to see

hiking
4 months ago

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.

4 months ago

walking
5 months ago

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.

walking
5 months ago

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.

5 months ago

6 months ago

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.

The hike was good. Be ready for the ascent bringing you back up to the top at the end.

walking
8 months ago

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.

walking
8 months ago

Not so much of a hike as it is a walking tour of ancient ruins hidden within the canyon walls. The trail is paved and is walked in only one direction. The views are great and the ruins are nicely reconstructed with interpretive signs explaining life in those days. If you're not prepared for it, the stair steps leading down to the loop trail can be a killer.

hiking
10 months ago

luv this piece of history. Nice trail a little steep in areas but they also have benches to rest on along the way. nice educational center as well.

hiking
10 months ago

It's interesting looking at the ruins and the canyon but not much else to brag about. It's an easy walk. You do not have to pay the entrance fee to do this trail but the Island Trail you must pay.

hiking
1 year ago

Very simple without very many terrain changes (paved) and beautiful without any dangers.

birding
1 year ago

Scenic trails that were perfect for a family hike.