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Cliff Springs Trail is a 1.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near North Rim, Arizona that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and birding and is best used from May until October.

Length 1.1 mi Elevation gain 308 ft Route type Out & Back
Kid friendly Hiking Bird watching Running Forest Views Rocky Scramble No dogs
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Grand Canyon National Park PO Box 129 Grand Canyon AZ 86023-0129 928-638-7888

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Olivia McGann
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HikingGreat!

Loved this trail. Walking through the carved rock was great and the view was amazing.

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Cindy H
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Hiking

We loved this trail. It is a nice out and back with just enough difficulty to make it interesting. The scenery was very unexpected. It reminded me of the ravine hiking we have in Indiana and Ohio, but then you go around the bend and there's the Grand Canyon. Interesting foliage, rock overhangs and beautiful view. I would recommend to anyone for a unique, quick, unexpected little jaunt.

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Tiffany Huett
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HikingMuddy

A short beautiful trail. On the way back, last quarter mile is a bit of a steep ascent but doable. It really kicked my butt when I did it months ago but I was very out of shape then. It is so nice down by the cliff and a different kind of feel for a canyon hike. A good way to get warmed up for longer hikes.

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Loisi Vailea
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Hiking

This is a really cool trail. The best view is at the half way point when you’re under the rock overhang. This was my favorite portion of the trail as the overhang creates a tunnel effect and I got a really nice breeze. There was no running water on 8/29, but I could see where a spring would be if it wasn’t such a dry season. If you’re looking to kill 30 mins I would recommend this trail. I personally wouldn’t bother going past the overhang area. Not worth the effort in my opinion. I only kept going to get that verified complete. :)

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Jonny Garber
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HikingRocky

Great hike! It’s a short downhill trek to the weeping rock/springs and the view is nice from there but you really should keep going another 10-15 minutes or so on the trail till it ends (the other review is not accurate - there is a defined end point). It can be quite rocky and somewhat overgrown until the trail truly terminates. It’s worth it. You come out onto a red rock ledge that’s wide enough to go out on. Great views and the hike itself is fun and moderately challenging.

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Krissy Patterson
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HikingRocky

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.

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Miles Travis
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Hiking

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.

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Simon Guérard
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Hiking

Maybe I missed the point?Not very well maintained, not great views.

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Jessica Embury
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Hiking

This is a fun hike! The trail is fairly flat and easy, but not super well defined, so you get to do some climbing and ducking as you hike. Also, there is no obvious end to this hike, so we went probably an extra half mile before realizing we’d gone “too far.” We didn’t see any other hikers at all, so the isolation and immersion into nature on this trail was amazing. Great scenic views, obviously. :) I would love to hike this trail again after the snow melts and see some water in the springs.

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Troop Hamlin
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Go past the spring to see more.

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Breck Tuttle
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Short trail that drops down a small canyon passing a granary. It ends on a ledge where there is a spring. Not much water coming out of the spring this time of year

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Jason McDonough
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Salman Tahir
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Mohan Krishnamoorthy
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Rob Blake
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LeAnn Penn
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K V
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Wendy Wilson
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Ryan Healey
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Brett Bigelow
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Shane Wilkinson
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Kyle Spoelma
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Christine Zhuang
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