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Ken Patrick Trail North from Point Imperial

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Grand Canyon National Park
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Ken Patrick Trail North from Point Imperial is a 4.9 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 and is best used from May until October.

Length 4.9 mi Elevation gain 472 ft Route type Out & Back

Kid friendly

Hiking

Forest

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No dogs

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Reviews (16)
Photos (5)
Recordings (10)
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Vince Moruzzi
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Hiking

This is a relatively easy hike but we only went to the Uncle Jim Loop Trial which we added to our hike. It is heavily used for mule tours, so the trail is fortified with timber steps and trail bracing to contain the "rut" of their impact on the trail. We side-stepped mule droppings and urine pools at several points along the trail, gross! Recent forest fires are clearly apparent and downed trees are everywhere, many have been cleared off the path. The views of the canyon are stunning, of course.

Tiffany Huett
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Hiking

Easy trail and a beautiful, different view of the Canyon. And I LOVE aspen trees and there were sections of the trail that I was surrounded by them. Loved it! Please ignore the bad reviews. One person reviewed the Uncle Jim trail by mistake. Yes there was some overgrowth but by the time I took the trail just about one month after that bad review of overgrowth, it was turning into lush plant life, the trees were growing. The area was recovering from a fire, it takes a minute guys!. And a couple of other bad reviewers I believe must have gotten off the trail, we definitely had to follow the map to try to make sure we stayed on the right path because since you're going through a burnt area at first, it's kind of hard to believe there's actually a trail there. So many people probably just playing with the wrong way. I will review this trail again when I come back next summer, because I know those trees will be even better then.

Mark Laffin
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HikingOver grown

Trail is completely overgrown in the north end. There are large woody bushes with big sharp thorns over growing the trail on both sides. You would need a suit of armor to make it through unscathed.

Miles Travis
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Hiking

The trail is easy, but not a lot of shade, so bring plenty of water. After a short section of burned pine forest, the trail wound through scrubby brush, punctuated with views of the canyon.

Shawn Crawford
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HikingOff trail

Great view along the Rim. Narrow trails and semi-steep rock drops give you the feeling of hiking vs strolling.

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John John Burt
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Hiking

Don't hike this trail. Go anywhere else. (unless you don't want to look at the canyon and just want to look at thistles and burned trees.)

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Kelsey Woolf
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Hiking

did trail maintenance here before the park opened for the season and it was absolutely breathtaking! great hike and not too strenuous, loved the parts where you're right on the rim.

Laryssa Alencar
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Hiking

Very cool hike! Saw nobody on the way. It starts off going through the burnt trees and landscape so that was cool to see and it gets greener as you trek on with the amazing canyon views to your right. We kept going past a fence always towards the right side which made it about a 7 mile hike total for us but the end view was so amazingly worth it. Bring water and snacks!

Cindy Donaldson
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Doug M.
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Lisa Rozga
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Kevin Zarmer
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Jeff Fenter
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Robinson Worley
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Andy Lustbader
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Lori Martin
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