Shoshone Point Trail is a 3.4 kilometer 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 offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until November.

Distance: 3.4 km Elevation Gain: 46 m Route Type: Out & Back

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

hiking
10 days ago

Fantastic little trail! Leads you out to the most fantastic view of the Grand Canyon.

hiking
2 months ago

We hiked in the AM, only vehicle in the dirt lot, easy trail through the woods, some mud, not bad. Lots of elk evidence, the point is amazing, highly recommend.

hiking
2 months ago

Gorgeous views of the Grand Canyon that are infinitely less crowded than the drive and park or shuttle viewpoints. Easily marked dirt path to follow with level ground throughout until you get to the rock point itself. Was here late February/early March and there was still snow on the ground which made parts of the path wet and muddy. Plenty of shade and what made this trail even more unique was getting to view (from a safe distance) a herd of elk passing through.

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muddy
2 months ago

Not really a secret anymore. Lonely planet and AllTrails have blown this little trail up. However if you get in early you’ll have it pretty much to yourself. Beautiful views as everyone has written.

hiking
2 months ago

Absolutely amazing hidden gem. Few people, phenomenal views, and even picnic tables and a bathroom! Highly recommend.

hiking
3 months ago

Amazing. So worth it!

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muddy
4 months ago

We walked this trail in late January this year. Some snow, lots of mud. Warm day of 50 degrees. Views are spectacular. It is an easy hike in the sense there is no elevation change. Just lots of mud.

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snow
4 months ago

We took this trail for the sunset! Short and simple, ~1 mile each way. It was snowy but hiking boots were all we really needed here. No elevation gain here. The end was a wonderful ~270 degree view of the canyon. Totally recommend if you’re just looking for a short hike with a great view for sunset!

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

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5 months ago

A beautiful, peaceful walk through the woods to the canyon edge... and then an unparalleled view. I highly recommend.

hiking
6 months ago

I hesitate to even write this raving review because I dont want this to become a well known spot. All the other reviews are not exaggerating, it is the best view in the park. We hiked quite a few of the main trails while we were there, South Kaibab, Bright Angel....this was the best view and it's not even close. So amazing. The beginning is just a forest trail, the end is awe inspiring. There is no good spot to get off on the buses to get there. You will have to hop in your car and drive to it. Unmarked parking lot, unmarked trail. Fantastic and worth every step.

hiking
6 months ago

By far one of the most beautiful short sunset hikes I’ve ever been on. Definitely one of south rim’s best kept secrets! Adorable place to set up a picnic, light traffic, gorgeous views on views on VIEWSSSS

hiking
7 months ago

Best sunset panorama from the park. Not crowded at all and within an easy and short hike (30min). Bring a headlamp for the return!

hiking
7 months ago

lovely walk through the forest to an absolutely incredible view!

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rocky
7 months ago

I love this little trail. Yes, it is a mile of walking through the woods, but the payout is breathtaking. The views of the canyon are incredible and there were hardly any other people when I went at the beginning of October. It’s totally worth your time, unless you just don’t like beautiful scenery.

hiking
7 months ago

Easy trail with a great view. Little scary at the end with my kids but totally worth it!

hiking
8 months ago

Easy walk uphill to the rim. A walk in the trees and very nice views

hiking
8 months ago

Pretty boring trail - you’re following a dirt road through the woods. The view is more than rewarding though!

hiking
8 months ago

I recommend this trail in the early morning for the sunrise. It is much less crowded than the other viewpoints, but you do need to give yourself extra time to walk the mile to get there.

hiking
8 months ago

A nice trail to the view point. Did the trail at 7 am, had the whole place to myself. Saw a handful of deer and various species of birds. It was a nice way to finish my visit at the South Rim with an easy hike. Took about 45 min round trip. And it’s another spectacular view of the GC.

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8 months ago

Easy trail (we took the stroller for the kids), a bit boring up to the viewpoint. But the view is absolutely amazing!

hiking
9 months ago

Nice easy hike, beautiful view. Great covered picnic area with grill and bathrooms.

hiking
9 months ago

A hidden gem, went early, no one of the trail until return trip out! Must go out on the point the views are spectacular. Easy to miss if you don't go all the way to picnic area!

hiking
9 months ago

Easy hike to a beautiful location available for weddings, special events. Makes for great wedding photos with Grand Canyon as a spectacular backdrop. This is a “secret” location that the park deliberately keeps low key to the mass public.

hiking
9 months ago

This trail is easy and the short hike is worth it. While the village and other main stops were packed with visitors, this little gem was completely empty. Got to enjoy the breath taking views without tourists breathing down your neck. Bathroom was clean. Picnic tables were in great condition. Highly recommend!

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