Explore the most popular Kid Friendly trails in Grand Canyon National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

In the words of Ron Swanson, "Crying is only acceptable at funerals and the Grand Canyon." This might be the most beautiful place in the whole world. Certainly not a hike, but trails are very well maintained and surprisingly not that crowded once you start getting away from Mather Point. Go any time of the year for different views and be sure to stay for sunset.

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

Paved hike alongside the canyon, steep grade to observation point but worth the time.

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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.

There’s no sign telling you about the area, so you really have to be careful. You can also use Google Maps. It’s about a 10-20mins walk on a comfortable track that brings to a gorgeous clearing where you can see the most amazing subset view. There are a few loose stones when you get to the overlooking area, but that’s to be expected of every hike. Relatively easy for hikers just starting out.

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6 days ago

very easy trail but an amazing view at the end. shaded picnic tables for lunch and an incredible lookout peninsula

Super easy, but definitely breathtaking. Also fun to scare tourists!

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.

Great views. The hike is pretty non existent. If shorts on it’s not very pleasant due to tall grass and other plants on the narrow trail. Views are worth 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.

Amazing views. A must do! Easy Hike. The path is paved

Perfect trail for anyone. Did most of it twice in one day. Started early and other than bus driver, I saw no other humans out there for the whole trip. Went back about 8am to get the family. Definitely more people out there after 8 am but still enjoyable. Can hike (more of a walk) entire route, or on/off bus as you please. Restrooms at Hopi Point & Hermit’s Rest stops. Bus drivers are friendly and knowledgeable. Must do in my book!

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.

hiking
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.

hiking
16 days ago

It is absolutely worth it. The scenery is surreal and breathtaking.

Completed this in May; definitely harder than expected but a great challenge

hiking
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.

Highly recommended. The view at the end of the trail is amazing and there was no one around. This trail seems to be a little under the radar because it was completely empty when we went. Make sure you walk out to the balanced rock formation for an incredible experience.

It's a heavily trafficked trail, but if you hike it, you'll understand why. The views are just insane.

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.

Easy to hike with some really cool views . Took my kids and got some great pictures. This hike doesn’t take long.

on Coconino Overlook

hiking
19 days ago

A safe hike with no drop-offs, away from crowds with nice views at the end. The only downside was the odor, and the flies near the mule droppings.

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!

This trail is as advertised. Paved the entire trail and very touristy but breathtaking views of the canyon for sure. There are rocks you can climb on for some better views as well. A good choice if you don’t have a lot of time but want to see the canyon.

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