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Bright Angel Point Trail is a 0.9 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, walking, and nature trips and is best used from May until October.

Length 0.9 mi Elevation gain 144 ft Route type Out & Back

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Partially paved

Views

No dogs

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Getting There

Scenic viewpoint from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.

Arizona Office of Tourism, 2702 N. 3rd St., Suite 4015 , Phoenix, AZ, 85004, Phone: 888-520-3434, Fax: 602-240-5432, mfioritt@pni.com

Directions from North Rim Entrance Station: Drive southward along North Rim Parkway to roads end at the Grand Canyon Lodge. The trailhead lies on the western side of the parking area.

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Reviews (258)
Photos (322)
Recordings (191)
Completed (810)
Brian Haugstad
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Mike Hamilton
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Hiking

Unbelievable!

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Melanie B.
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Joshua Paran
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Vienna Thomas
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Hiking

Easy walk, good place to view the sunset from.

Ryan Trentham
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Hiking

easy trail magnificent views

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Mac McCarthy
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Unbelievable views. Super steep, but safe.

Orrin Webb II
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Unreal views!

Ruben Torres
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Hiking

did not reach the first rest house, with the kids it was kind of easier climb back than going down

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Meagan Johnsen
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Hiked 1.27.20. We hiked this trail to the 1.5 mile resthouse and back in 2 hours. There is a bathroom at the rest area. The trail was VERY icy and would say crampons are a must.

Grace Cushing
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Hiking

Quick walk out to incredible views! Paved the entirety of the way. If you're looking for a longer hike I would recommend continuing from Bright Angle Point along the Transept Trail, it's only about 3 or 4 miles total.

Martin Skauen
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Hiking

More of a stroll down to a look-out. But what a stroll and what a look-out! Did this early on a weekday which made it even better beating the crowds and better photos.

Tasha Marie
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Hiking

easy hike

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Dan Marlin
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Hiking

This overlook is a beaut!

Alex Kuhlmann
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Hiking

Amazing views and paved walking path

Serena Posluszny
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Hiking

Theres a reason every website giving Grand Canyon recommendations says to visit this short trail! It is awesome and worth the visit. There and back in 30 min:)

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Beth Neibert
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Hiking

Not for the faint of heart, this trail allows you to experience the edge of the canyon and all its glory. Remember you're at about 8000 ft elevation, so take it easy if you're not from these parts. Bring your binoculars and camera because you'll have plenty of time to use them both - crowds are well below what you see at the South Rim.

David Lott
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Hiking

If you want views of the Grand Canyon unencumbered, close and personal, this is the trail for you. it is a short paved trail from the rear of the North Rim Lodge. It is NOT handicap accessible as some say. Their are steep narrow sections that are just not workable for those that need assistance. It is also not a trail for those that suffer from vertigo or height phobias. You will cross a small bridge at the end that can cause anxiety issues for those that suffer. The trail is narrow and at spots so give leeway to others. Handrails keep everyone safe if they don't do something stupid like hanging off the edge for a selfie. Take the short stroll for the some of the best views of the Canyon. Due to the shadowing, the best pictures are in the morning with the eastern sun.

JoAnn L
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Hiking

Easy paved trail from near lodge and campgrounds to observation point with nice view. A few steep spots.

Jeroen Driessen
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Hiking

Bright angel

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Matt Fornaciari
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Hiking

Decent, super easy paved trail out and back to one of a few overlooks

Kayla Roberts
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Hiking

Moderate traffic, the trail is close to campgrounds and cabins. Trail is paved but has fairly steep inclines and declines. Beautiful view.

Jennifer Kumar
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Hiking

So actually my recording has more than just the Bright Angel Trail, hope that’s ok. This is a paved trail, but feels strenuous as it has lots of ups and downs. My step counter claimed I walked up 7 flights of stairs after completing this trail. And, as others said, if you’re afraid of heights, this trail may not be for you.

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Donald Williams
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Great walk from the campground to the Bright angel overlook!

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Kelly Tyler
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Easy paved trail to great views. Everyone is doing this trail but it’s worth it. The Canyon is spectacular and even this quick hike takes you to vertigo inducing drop offs.

sky maek
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Nice view!

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Phyllis Ardagh
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Hiking

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

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

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

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