Bright Angel Point Trail

EASY 69 reviews
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Bright Angel Point Trail is a 0.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near North Rim, Arizona that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from May until October.

0.7 miles
95 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly




no dogs

Scenic viewpoint from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.

16 days ago

This quick and easy trail was right next to the visitors center at the North Rim. I just stopped through the North Rim on the way to Utah, not expecting to hike, and I was able to breeze through this short trail. This is a simple out and back with gradual elevation changes and many ledges to climb up and take pictures of the canyon from. One other note: I might not recommend this hike to someone with a fear or heights. The North Rim is already a high elevation, and this trail does take you right out into the canyon, and it does get a little narrow sometimes.

16 days ago

Amazing views! Right next to lodge and visitors center makes it easy to do!

1 month ago

Great short trail from the lodge / visitor center area. Pretty simple walk and was well paved. At one point you see a lot of people climbing up on rocks for a different view but you can stay on the path too

3 months ago

Beautiful view, enjoy it on the way down cuz you pay for it on the way up. We thought to turn around at the 3 mile, decided to turn at the 1.5 mile, best choice! So worth it!!

5 months ago

full of wonder!!

6 months ago

One of my most favorite spots on the planet! Hands down! The colors of the canyon from the North Rim are deep and rich and touch my very soul. ❤️

7 months ago

Easy trail with spectacular canyon to hike on sunny late afternoons when lengthening shadows can make these views even more impressive.

8 months ago

Although an easy trail, its just so easy to lose your footing due to numerous beautiful views. Good thing it's a short hike.

10 months ago

Not really a hike, but some great rocks to climb for great views!

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Phenomenal Views from this trail....

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Great views, easily accessible by the north rim lodge, as well.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Stayed at the Lodge. Great views. We went out to the point for sunrise. It was incredible.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Somewhat crowded this close to the visitor center. It was done as part of a larger backpacking trip.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Very easy trail that starts from the visitors center. Great view of the Canyon! A must see. Climb the rock at the end of the trail and get some great pano shots from up there!

Monday, September 05, 2016

Beautiful trail from the Lodge. It's a great place to watch the sunrise.

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Great view, easy walk

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Lots of people, but great views!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Awesome view.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Awesome views and paved. Crowded due to it's proximity to the lodge! Just beautiful!

Monday, May 30, 2016

Loved the trail to the point. There were a lot of terrified people on the trail so if you are afraid of heights be forewarned and prepared

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Was so nice

Sunday, December 06, 2015

Spectacular views

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Great and easily-accessible introduction to the Grand Canyon when at the North Rim Visitor center - stunning views, numerous side trails for short climbs and different vantage points.

Monday, January 05, 2015

Brilliant views.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Paved or well-graveled trail good for anyone. Views are breathtaking so be sure to still watch where you're walking since it's easy to become distracted.

Sunday, February 05, 2012

At the visitor center for Kaibab National Forest off 89A, take a right turn and drive down the road toward the north rim. Forest is full of ponderosa pines and aspens and fir trees (higher elevations). It is 78 miles to the north rim gate. The road is flat and cut through many open vast grassy meadows - bordered by hills of trees. It was a very dry day with extreme fire potential. Only three days prior they had opened the road to Imperial Point - fires had been burning and were now contained. Some had been started by the park service, as burning helped control killing undergrowth, and spread during high winds, others were started by lightning. We drove to the North Rim visitor's center, and hiked the short distance along the ridge to Bright Angel point which is the end of Bright Angel Trail, which goes from one side of the canyon to the other. The area on the rim next to the lodge had neat, clean, cozy cabins (no a/c, as not needed). The walk to the point was along a ridge with both sides open at times, but with breathtaking views of the canyon. We heard the Roaring Springs below, way, way down - awesome overlook. Great viewpoint of the North Rim.

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