Shoshone Point Trail

EASY 85 reviews

Shoshone Point Trail is a 2.1 mile lightly 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.1 miles
150 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running



wild flowers



16 days ago

Very simple walk with not too much to see until you reach the canyon. Well worth it though, when the view opens up it was my favorite. Make sure you explore all the way to the point past the picnic area. We were the only people on the trail, enjoyed breakfast overlooking the canyon, and felt like we were on top of the world once we got to the edge of the point.

Amazing! Beat the crowds! A must!

19 days ago

Beautiful, quiet, short trail ending with astonishing view of the canyon rim. We had the whole place to ourselves. Definitely recommend!!!

24 days ago

Great, short hike with great views at the end!

Definately a 10!

1 month ago

The BEST bang-for-your-buck hike! An easy walk that leads to panoramic views of the Grand Canyon. No crowds here! Once you get to the picnic benches, continue past them to a narrower trail that leads you out to the canyon. Also, there are bathrooms at the end of the trail.

2 months ago

this is the best hidden gem in the park! an easy forested walk leads to a picnic area, and then if you follow the trail to the viewpoint beyond you are almost instantly rewarded with panoramic views. this is a solitary, quiet place that would be amazing at sunrise or sunset! don’t miss it!

4 months ago

In my opinion, one of the best views you can get without a strenuous hike. Pleasant and quiet. My wife and I went mid-morning and only saw a handful of others. Trail was very easy and saw lots of birds while under the canopy. Make sure you walk past the picnic benches to the point. You won't be disappointed.

5 months ago

Easy walk from the road to the actual point, make sure that you also hike out to the standing stone to the left of the picnic area. If you have time, take the opportunity to follow the trail along the rim towards the village. There is a small trail there and you get some great views of Shoshone Point.

6 months ago

Make sure to go out to the point and you will be fully rewarded.

6 months ago

Great views by ourselves. We saw more elk than we saw people and it was very easy stroll.

6 months ago

Beautiful views of the Grand Canyon without people. Truly awe-inspiring. Highly recommended


6 months ago

Easy trail in and out! stay for an hour just to sit, listen to some jams and enjoy the magnificent majestic views. BREATH TAKING! Pull over and stop!

9 months ago

Great little walk with virtually the whole path to ourselves. Easy down the road and back. Not marked from the road, but it's fairly easy to find. Park in the lot and head through gate. Once you reach the end of the road continue past the picnic tables and the ramada to the Shoshone Point overlook. Unique rock at the end marks where to go. Beautiful views and picturesque vistas. Great for kids!

10 months ago

This was by far my family's favorite hike at the GC. No crowds and great views. The hike itself is very easy, since you are walking on in car service path. The trailhead isn't marked, but don't let that stop you. It came up in Google Maps for me, and we parked in the small lot, walked around the blocked gate, and were on our way!

11 months ago

Excellent hike no one knows about at GC. Hike is very easy and pets are allowed on leash. note: GC rents out picnic pavilion for special events. Day hikers cannot access hike if there is an event taking place.
The view is beautiful and you may share it with one or two other hikers. Take note of the dangerous cliffs at the Point - there is no one around to assist you if you decide to be a daredevil.

11 months ago

This location is a secret gem and not many people, aka tourist, know about it. It's name should be changed to Serenity Point.

11 months ago

We had this place to ourselves for about 45 min. Can't beat the views. Built a tee pee. Had so much fun! Can't believe we found this place.

11 months ago

A beautiful, quiet, and easy hike to a spot with breathtaking views of the Grand Canyon. Since this is a little known unofficial official trail, it's very lightly trafficked. Highly recommend it!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Get away from the crowds. Amazing

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Do not miss this hike. It's a very easy hike to the rim. Plus you are basically all alone and the view is spectacular. We went during spring break and we were completely by ourselves for 90% of the hike. It was the best hike of the day for us.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Worth every step! The view is amazing, go out to the end of the outcropping for maximum exposure. There were a few other people when we went, but not a crowd. It was nice to trade camera duties for family photos. May be the best view on the south rim.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

In a park like the Grand Canyon, I have to give this hidden gem 5 stars simply for the lack of crowd. To clarify, my family of 4 had the trail and the over look to ourselves! The trail was short and flat enough that my daughter and wife(not seasoned hikers) had an enjoyable stroll through the snowy woods. I would recommend to those just wanting a little solitude without the usual effort required and certainly family friendly!

Monday, December 05, 2016


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Awesome spot to watch the sunrise!
We were there in Autumn, which happens to be mating season for elk. We heard sounds like someone was playing a horn throughout our walk in and out there. Lo and behold, a large male bull appeared about 300 yards away when we realized who was making the "bugling" sound on our way out. We decided to pick up the pace and get out asap. However, the sunrise and view of the canyon is so worth it.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Great place for picnic lunch

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

what an awesome short trial. It starts with a very easy walk through the forest and gets you to an amazing point of view. open to anyone

Sunday, August 07, 2016

Short easy walk to a beautiful view of the Canyon.

Friday, July 29, 2016

More great views, easy walk, not many people

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Amazing view.

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