DISTANCE
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,735 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

no dogs

hiking
7 months ago

Great day hike (and my first) at the Grand Canyon! We got started around 9am and finished at 12:45pm. Pretty quick descent with lots of switchbacks and some great canyon views. Hiking poles were very helpful. The trail is rocky but easy to follow and well maintained. We stopped at the Santa Maria spring for some food and rest before starting the ascent. Walk about 100ft past the rest house for a great flat viewing point.