Widforss Trail

MODERATE 3 reviews
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Widforss Trail is a 9.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Grand Canyon, AZ that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and backpacking and is accessible from May until October.

9.3 miles 1072 feet Out & Back



trail running



no dogs

Directions from North Entrance Station: Drive southward on North Rim Parkway to an intersection. The road to the left leads to the North Kaibab Trailhead. The road to the right follows a dirt road one mile to the Widforss Trailhead.

5 months ago

1 year ago

A beautiful trail with lots of great North Rim overlooks. Certainly a nice change of pace following a hike down and back up the North Kaibab. A word of WARNING: between the #5 and #8 signpost for the "Self Guided" tour, there lives a very, very protective mother bird (not an ornithologist so I don't know the specific type) resembling a dark chicken. This area is her nesting area and she will charge and chase a hiker from her nesting area (I know from personal experience). Apparently, the NPS had the area marked off last year and a detour available, but since the North Rim had just opened, the area with still unmarked for 2015. Other than that, a wonderful day hike!

2 years ago

From 2010: you can see aspen and ponderosa. Long trail to spectacular view-point of canyon. Well-marked. Picnic tables along the way if memory serves. Self-guided nature tour. Very enjoyable.