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Quiet walk about the. Roth Rim topography. Great trail for running or dog walking. Connects the North Rim lodge with Kainab.

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bugs
3 days ago

This is a great introduction trail to the beauty of the. North Rim. The trail had a lot of ups and downs and spectacular views of the canyon. Lightly trafficked, perfect in the mornings or mid day since the forest offers protection from the sun.

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rocky
4 days ago

Fantastic hike! First time at the Grand Canyon. Went during the summer when it’s really hot. The earlier the start, the better. Took us 3 hours out and back at a comfortable pace with a long scenic break at Cedar Ridge. Rangers do guided tours in the morning.

on Widforss Trail

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7 days ago

Easy, well groomed trail with plenty of shade and great views. There are also online guides and brochures for some informational stops.

Wowza! Started this hike at 8:40 and finished it around 11:30, which is apparently the "average" time it takes to finish this (anywhere between 2-4 hours is typical). Bring PLENTY of water and snacks - we ended up giving some of our snacks to a little girl who was not in good shape, and we passed tons of people who were struggling without water. We stopped at the top of every other switchback and basically every shady spot so I could catch my breath (I'm going to say it was the elevation change for me - I'm usually at sea level, so hiking at 7000 feet is no easy feat!), but we just turned those breaks into photo ops to make it more enjoyable. The views are SPECTACULAR, so you'll probably want to do the same. Going down was fairly easy - my knees and feet started to hurt a bit near the end, which is weird because I never feel the pain going downhill like other people do, but I definitely did on this hike. Maybe bring poles - it does get a bit narrow, steep and slippery at some points, but it's not too bad. Stop at Ooh Aah Point for some photos and keep making your way down to Cedar Ridge. Stop there for snacks, photos and to enjoy the peace of the canyon, then prepare for your hike up! Go early to avoid the heat and bring plenty, plenty, plenty of water - it's a toughie, but it's worth it for the views!!

Nice flat trail that allows you to see a lot around the Grand Canyon lodge

hiking
10 days ago

Nice stroll with amazing views. The best I have seen on the north rim. Great for all fitness levels.

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rocky
10 days ago

Longer than 1.1 out and back. Incredibly Rocky In places. Trail hard to follow in parts. Would definitely not recommend anyone trail running here.

Go Early. We started at 5am and were able to see the sunrise. Great views on the way down. Hike can be strenuous going up. Definitely assess your fitness level. Glad I did it

hiking
11 days ago

Easy trail with amazing views. Definitely worth the drive.

hiking
11 days ago

Nice shade and multiple changes in vegetation. Fairly easy.

Just did this hike on Saturday, 7/6/2019. Prior to starting our hike multiple park rangers stopped my bf and I to warn us about the heat. They suggest we only go to Cedar Ridge, no further because the temperature goes up as one hikes down. Plus, we started out hike after the suggested time 10 am. Anything after 10 am there’s no shade to protect you from the heat. Well, my bf and I felt comfortable to continue our hike down passing Cedar Ridge about 30-40 min. Going down is not difficult going up is when it gets challenging. I found this hike to be extremely challenging due to the heat. Make sure to start your hike very early between 5 am and 7 am or after 4 pm, bring a lot of water, have breakfast and bring salty snacks. I was lucky enough to come across a park ranger on my way up because I passed out.

personally I didn't get all the way to the "spring", and I'm not sad about that. I needed to get back. so maybe had I planned a nice lunch and longer day I would have. I am not in shape but am tough, did it in 5.25 hours with a 20 min lunch break at the tunnel. I highly recommend getting past the bridge because there is a section you are walking the ridge and it's amazing. there is some up and down after the bridge. i tapped out before the last big drop into the canyon.start early. there are plenty of spots to find a scrap of shade and just pace yourself on the way out. hurry down, take pics on way back up when you need breaks anyway. hiking poles huge plus. too Sandy for chacos. I didn't drink any water on the way down, drank about 2 L on way out... most would probably drink 4.

This trail is no joke. Sooo easy on the way down in shade and what seems like a slight decline. We didn't get started until about 9:30 am and went about a half mile past Cedar Ridge. It was super hot with no shade on the way up. Definitely wish we would have started earlier in the morning. We just took it really slow with lots of "photo" breaks basically every time we came across a bit of shade. We thought we had brought plenty of water, about 3-4 bottles each in our hydration backpacks, but wish we had brought more. The trail was beautiful, very well maintained, lots of other people up and back. No water so bring your own.

First canyon hike I have done so it was quite different going down first and then up. There were a lot of great vantage points for pictures and views. The incline going up is pretty steady so you won’t over exert yourself by going up and down inclinations. The hike has logs and stone crossing it for most of the hike so you won’t slide. Beautiful panoramic view at the end of Cedar Ridge.

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14 days ago

Beautiful hike, only saw about 10 people on 4th of July weekend! Don't forget to pick up the informational brochure at the start and keep an eye out for the markers. It took us a leisurely 4 hours with photo stops, the views at Widforss Point need at least a 15 minutes to take in. Look out for fossils on the ground there too!

hiking
14 days ago

This is a nice, short hike to a weeping wall where water seeps from a hidden spring. There is a granary near the begining, and the path soon winds under overhanging redrock. For us, the path was almost completely shaded and cool, but that could change depending on the season and time of day. This was one of my favorite hikes at the North Rim, though there were no sweeping views, and it is very short.

hiking
14 days ago

Easy hike through a pine forest until you come out into a high sonoma scene with scrubby bushes and cactus. The last quarter mile or so has several great overlooks (with no railing!) and views up and down the canyon. There is a campsite near the end, which requires a permit, but it would be great for photographers waiting for the perfect light. Pack plenty of water if you're staying overnight, because there are no obvious sources on this trail.

Went out at 5am and had a wonderful experience! Cannot stress enough to get out there early - 3/4 of this trail was shaded because of it and completely empty. Took stunning pictures. My husband and I are athletic and in shape, we could have easily gone to Skeleton, we just wanted to play it safe as it was July. That said, we got down in about 50 minutes, the footing was scary so we took our time. We went up fast with minimal breaks. Enjoy! Afterwards we walked the rim trail to bright angel lodge which was a gorgeous walk as well.

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15 days ago

Very easy trail. The overlook from the top of Angel's Window was one of my favorites in the park.

The trail is easy, but not a lot of shade, so bring plenty of water. After a short section of burned pine forest, the trail wound through scrubby brush, punctuated with views of the canyon.

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16 days ago

A really great easy walk at the North Rim with some spectacular and less-than-typical views of the Canyon. Good chance of spotting some local wildlife as well, just keep and eye out for the horse droppings near the trailhead.

Nice little trail to get some solitude and a nice view at the point when you only have a couple hours to hike. Thumbs up! Forest peaceful, green, pleasant today. Saw a docile mule deer as well.

Nice views, different terrains. I wouldn't say trail is difficult to hike on, but would say it is difficult to follow/find trail in some areas. This makes you wonder if u r going the right direction! Luckily, I have my AllTrails map

We only went as far as the Coconino overlook. The trail is smelly (thanks to the mules) and dusty, and the overlook was OK at best.

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We went back up at a vigorous pace and had to take a break at Ooh Aah Point. It’s a solid hike with great views. I wish we would have went to the bottom and hiked up the other trail to see everything. Next time!

hiking
19 days ago

The trail gets a little confusing at parts. And it just ends in the middle of a trail not really an end site or overlook or anything. The trail goes from woods to occasional views of the canyon. There’s also many areas to walk out into rocks and things (which I definitely recommend). I really enjoyed it because there were less people!

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no shade
rocky
20 days ago

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