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Rim Trail

EASY 130 reviews

Rim Trail is a 13.1 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Grand Canyon, Arizona that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
13.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
879 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

river

views

wild flowers

A flat walk with stunning views of the canyon - mostly paved. For great views of the Grand Canyon along a flat path, this is the hike for you. It offers a great introduction to the Grand Canyon, and there are several shuttle stops along the way, allowing you to pick and chose the areas you want to explore. From many of the overlooks, you will have unrestricted views to the other side of the canyon, and sometimes as far as 40 miles along the canyon. If you are looking for a place to stop to watch the sunset, try Hopi point (although if it is too crowded, try nearby Mohave Point). The Canyon is best seen during the golden hours (the hour after sunrise and before sunset), when the light is low and the canyon walls turn into amazing shades of red and orange. Leashed pets are allowed on the trail, but not on the shuttle busses so plan accordingly. There are some paved areas of the trail, which are accessible.

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hiking
22 days ago

Really stunning, nothing like it. Took the bus to the end and walked the whole length back to the main visitor area. It's paved and easy elevation. Only difficulty is the occasional strong wind gust. Plenty of stopping to ooo and aaaawe.

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1 month ago

Absolutely breathtaking! It was my first time to the Grand Canyon and, as much as I loved the rim trail, it made me hungry for more! I wanted to get down in the Canyon and hike so bad! Will definitely be back one day when I have a little more experience under my belt to do just that!

walking
1 month ago

From Village to gem museum

walking
2 months ago

hiking
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hiking
3 months ago

Very crowded wanted more privacy. Next time will go further away from tourists.

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

Too crowded. Get off the beaten path