Rim Trail

EASY 135 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 offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until July. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.4 miles
351 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running



wild flowers


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.

1 month ago

2 months ago

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

2 months ago

Beautiful views of Grand Canyon, but very crowded.

2 months ago


3 months ago

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

3 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.

3 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.

4 months ago

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

6 months ago

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

7 months ago

So busy!

7 months ago

Best trail in the park for views.

7 months ago

Can't get enough of the Canyon...

8 months ago

Great trail and kids friendly !

9 months ago


9 months ago

Nice view loved it

10 months ago

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

Friday, April 21, 2017

pretty, with several amazing views and view changes. very easy and some to follow.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Easy hike on paved path, between Bright Angel Trailhead and East of visitor center. As a hike, there is little challenge, but the views alone make this a 4-star hike. Amazing! Not only is the hike extremely accesible, but there are May stops along the way, many with access to the trolley that moves people around the park, and some with limited food and drink options. Glad that this 12+ mile end-to-end trail can be taken in almost any sub-length, as it allows people to enjoy the views from the South Rim regardless their ability, their energy level, or the time that they have. Not to be missed.

For those wanting a little less crowds and more unlaced trail, but still wanting access to the trolleys, try the West Rim Trail that lies West of Bright Angel Trailhead. We only went to the Mohave stop and hiked back to Powell, but it was spectacular viewing of the Grand Canyon with far fewer hikers. You will want to hold hands of little ones as there are no guard rails and some narrow sections quite close to the edge of the cliff. Still, with focus and a firm handhold, it can be enjoyable for children and parents alike.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

This was a nice afternoon walk after we first arrived at the Grand Canyon. It is a very good view of the canyon with many areas to stop and take pictures. Shuttle stops are frequent along the trail if you get tired and want to head back to the village. It is a very popular trail with many hikers, both young and old. This is an easy hike with few steep areas and stairs. Parking nearby is usually full so you might need to take the shuttle. Good for beginning hikers and those not ready for an unsaved trail. Beautiful views of the canyon.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Really a beautiful experience.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Extraordinary trail and views.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Views of Grand Canyon are outstanding.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Excellent views of the canyon. Being able to bring my dog made it extra great. Be sure to have them on a good harness. There is a lot of wildlife out and about.

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

This was beautiful!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Most amazing thing I have ever seen!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

I hiked from Bright Angel Lodge to Hermit's Reat, approximately 8 miles in length with some of the most spectacular views of the canyon. Most segments of the trail are paved but those few segments that are now take you very close to the rim. If you don't have the time to go down into the canyon, I recommend this trail. You can take the shuttle back to your starting point.

nature trips
Monday, August 29, 2016

I took my parents here, who are in their fifties and find it challenging to walk for long times. We all sincerely enjoyed the route and walked all the way to the last stop on the trail. There was a bathroom stop midway through and a bus route along the rim, which provided us the option of going back at any point if my parents got tired. Gorgeous, obviously. Packed with people. We stayed at the top of the canyon.

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Everyone needs to do at least this once in their lifetime, as easy as you want to make it, walk for as far as your legs can take, worst thing is finding a place to park

Thursday, July 21, 2016

This was an easy walking trail my 6 yr old completed as well my parents with lung concerns. It was nice to be able to explore in a truly family friendly way while taking in the amazing vistas.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

The Grand Canyon is one of my favorite places! Viewing the Grand Canyon from the rim is stunning, but there are not enough words to describe how much more magnificent the canyon is as experienced from the bottom! The rim trail is paved and easy for people of all skill levels!

The canyon is so different experienced in the canyon compared to the rim! Any hikers deciding to hike into the canyon should use common sense and be adequately prepared and remember what you hike down, you will have to hike back up (and the hike out will take a little longer than the hike in).

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