Rim Trail

EASY 173 reviews

Rim Trail is a 5.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Grand Canyon Village, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
351 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

views

wild flowers

wildlife

The trail is paved and lined with markers to show you how far you've traveled both in feet and years (an earth-time line if you will). Also has types of rocks formed around the time marked on the trail. Very fun for kids and educational too.

Amazing! This place is spectacular! We hiked and climbed and explored!!

4 days ago

Start early and you will have most of the views to yourself!! Great, easy an be enjoyable hike!!

walking
28 days ago

Absolutely breathtaking views of the Grand Canyon from the south rim. We parked and walked on the paved trail. There was a little area where you could climb down for a closer view but that isn’t necessary to get the full experience.

hiking
1 month ago

Having the option to hike from point to point or shuttle between some was really nice. Walking the trail gave us very little interference with crowds so we could fully appreciate the beauty of the nature around us. The shuttles helped us to see more than we would have been able to without it. Great views 24/7 no matter where you’re at on the trail.

walking
1 month ago

Great orientation trail to start the arrival to the canyon.

1 month ago

Relaxing hike, accessible for all. You can decide how much you wish to do and easily turn around when you’re done. Beautiful views of the canyon, although very crowded. To avoid the crowds, just walk for about 15 minutes. It’ll thin out with distance.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy hike along the canyon's rim with markers letting you know the history of the canyon. Went in December so it was cold and not many people, more elk than people actually. Worth doing after watching the sunrise from Mather Point.

1 month ago

Great trail to see the Grand Canyon!

walking
1 month ago

This trail is very easy and mostly flat. Bring at least 1L of water if you are walking this during the summer. There are refill points.

walking
2 months ago

Love this trail! Easy enough for my mom with a bad knee to do, while still seeing beautiful views of the canyon!

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful

walking
2 months ago

This easy, paved train around the rim of the Grand Canyon was busy but not overwhelming. Though at times it feels like you’re fighting the crowds at Disneyland, the trail is so long, and the views are so omnipresent, that the beauty of the Canyon wins out.

3 months ago

Beautiful!

3 months ago

Loved this trail! Very high traffic but beyond gorgeous! Many lookouts, photo opportunities, benches, and different historical stops along the way. We were lucky enough to see some elk and a javalina walking this trail! Be sure to wear sunscreen and bring water.

hiking
5 months ago

6 months ago

Amazing views! Great little spots to walk off near the trail and get some great views :)

6 months ago

Beautiful views of Grand Canyon, but very crowded.

6 months ago

amazing!

7 months ago

Great but definitely full of people. For a more quiet trail go to the end near where the Lodge is.

walking
7 months ago

Perfect stroll along the Canyon rim with my dog. She enjoyed all the attention she received along the way and I was able to appreciate the views.

7 months ago

If you start very early parking is easy and the trail is perfect if you’re not able to take on the steep trails. Lots to learn along the way from signage.

hiking
8 months ago

Easy “hike” for great views of the Canyon. Not very crowded and well maintained.

10 months ago

Unbelievable views that span the entire way. Such a spectacular and beautifully manicured trail!

11 months ago

So busy!

hiking
11 months ago

Best trail in the park for views.

hiking
11 months ago

Can't get enough of the Canyon...

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Great trail and kids friendly !

Monday, July 10, 2017

awesome

walking
Friday, July 07, 2017

Nice view loved it

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Easy and accessible hike along the canyon rim, with glorious views at every turn.

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