Rim Trail

EASY 111 reviews

Rim Trail is a 5.6 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.

5.6 miles
255 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.

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

20 days 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.

21 days 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.

1 month ago

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

3 months ago

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

4 months ago

So busy!

4 months ago

Best trail in the park for views.

4 months ago

Can't get enough of the Canyon...

5 months ago

Great trail and kids friendly !

6 months ago


6 months ago

Nice view loved it

7 months ago

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

9 months ago

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

9 months 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.

9 months 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.

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!

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