Rim Trail

EASY 66 reviews

Rim Trail is a 5.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Grand Canyon, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from July until July. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
419 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

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.

7 days ago

hiking
9 days ago

scenic driving
21 days ago

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22 days ago

1 month ago

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

1 month ago

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.

hiking
1 month ago

walking
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hiking
1 month ago

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.

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hiking
6 months ago

Really a beautiful experience.

hiking
6 months ago

Extraordinary trail and views.

walking
6 months ago

Views of Grand Canyon are outstanding.

7 months ago

walking
7 months ago

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.