Explore the most popular Walking 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.

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.

no shade
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.

6 days ago

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

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!!

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

10 days ago

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

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.

11 days ago

Easy trail with amazing views. Definitely worth the drive.

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!

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.

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.

This is super super nice trail. We got to the Grand Canyon very late around 5pm. We spent 2 hours in the trail back and forth. It’s easy, short but just lots of height gain when you going back. The end point is amazing, cannot describe. This trail is good for all day I think. From the beginning, you are facing the east but the last half is facing the west! So you got all the look of Grand Canyon. Highly recommended. Bring little water is enough:) I will do it again!

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.

15 days ago

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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