Nankoweap Trail

HARD 4 reviews
#50 of 95 trails in

Nankoweap Trail is a 29.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near North Rim, Arizona that features a river and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October.

DISTANCE
29.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
8431 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

no dogs

hiking
2 months ago

It is all that. Hardly any options to camp before Marion Point, then Tilted Mesa after that--both of those spots were so windy--gusting 40+--we kept going. Good amount of exposure on that first long traverse. Nothing out of character compared to other Canyon hikes, just much more of it. Beautiful. Very challenging. Getting to the ancient structures high above the Colorado made me feel very fortunate.

backpacking
11 months ago

One of the best backpacking trails. I did the hike in a span of multiple days and during the fall season. It was the best decision, not too hot and have the whole trail/river to yourself. Def a tough hike but well worth it.

hiking
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The views are spectacular, but underestimate this trail at your peril. You will be in big trouble on the hike out if you run out of water. The hike to the granaries is well worth the hike.

hiking
Monday, April 24, 2017

Never saw another hiker in 2 days. I was in great shape and this trail gave me all I could handle. If you want solitude and rugged canyon beauty, this is the trail. Bring water to stash along the way. Don't screw with this trail in the heat unless you are an absolute stud. It will be happy to kill you.