Shoshone Point Trail

EASY 205 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.

Distance: 2.1 miles Elevation Gain: 150 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

bird watching

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

hiking
3 days ago

There’s no sign telling you about the area, so you really have to be careful. You can also use Google Maps. It’s about a 10-20mins walk on a comfortable track that brings to a gorgeous clearing where you can see the most amazing subset view. There are a few loose stones when you get to the overlooking area, but that’s to be expected of every hike. Relatively easy for hikers just starting out.

hiking
5 days ago

very easy trail but an amazing view at the end. shaded picnic tables for lunch and an incredible lookout peninsula

hiking
17 days ago

Highly recommended. The view at the end of the trail is amazing and there was no one around. This trail seems to be a little under the radar because it was completely empty when we went. Make sure you walk out to the balanced rock formation for an incredible experience.

hiking
19 days ago

Easy trail with unbelievable views. Very quiet with very few people.

hiking
24 days ago

HIGHLIGHTS: • Easy Walk • NOT CROWDED • Amazing Views • Large Picnic Area All good things to say about this gem of trail. No trailhead or signage, but I just followed the directions on my iPhone maps and got to the small parking lot with a gate leading to a dirt road. Walk the dirt road for a mile and you get to a large open area with bathrooms, picnic area, and amazing views of the Grand Canyon. Perfect if you are looking to see the wanderlust Canyon without the big crowds by the visitors center. Stay Hikesy!!! — Love Berndog

hiking
24 days ago

nice and easy

hiking
25 days ago

Unbelievable. Very easy hike on a dirt road to destination. Very light traffic, in fact there were less than 10 people at the point during sunset. Hands down the best view we experienced at the Grand Canyon (Mather, Hopi, Abyss, Pima). An absolute must at sunset. I’d trade in all my time spent throughout the park for this one location.

hiking
1 month ago

Watched the sunset out there a week ago— what an amazing spot. We shared the area with a wedding party, which quickly dispersed, and two other people. Other than that, it was entirely empty the entire night. Stunning area and it makes it so much better that it wasn’t crowded. Bring warm clothes/a light for the walk back after sunset.

1 month ago

Awesome view at end of trail. Almost like you're floating over the canyon.

hiking
1 month ago

My family loved this hike. We were virtually alone on a busy day in the park. The hike is beautiful and easy with a great payoff at the point. Peaceful. Loved it.

hiking
1 month ago

Wide dirt trail that is also used by jeeps. The hike itself is kinda boring but it’s totally worth it for the view at the end. Be sure to walk all the way out the point!

hiking
1 month ago

Trail itself is flat and boring: just walking in a forest. But views on the end are outstanding. So definitely worth the effort and time.

1 month ago

easy hike with spectacular 360° view on a ridge jutting off canyon rim.

hiking
2 months ago

Short, easy trail along a pretty wide path. The view at the end is cool and involves some stepping over rocks. Definitely worth the 2 mile roundtrip hike to get away from the crowds!

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful, easy, and clean trail. Amazing views of the canyon.

hiking
2 months ago

If you do one thing at the Grand Canyon, it should be this. What a hike. The view on the point at the end is just unbelievable.

hiking
2 months ago

Mind. Blown.

2 months ago

did you bring your dog? this hike is perfect? it's shaded all day but gets busy after breakfast

3 months ago

The experience out on the point is fantastic.

3 months ago

easy trail (service road really) to a point overlooking the canyon. the vistas are magnificent, and very few people when we were here!

hiking
3 months ago

Easy wide flat dirt path that appears to also be used as a service road, although I didn’t see any vehicles during my time there. The path is about a mile long and lined with beautiful (Ponderosa?) trees. I only came across a few people during my walk down. At the end, there’s a nice recreation area with picnic benches, trash cans, and a compost toilet. Just beyond that area is the point that gives you almost 360 degree views of the canyon. The path out to the point comes close to the edge of the canyon rim, so take careful steps.

hiking
rocky
scramble
3 months ago

Amazing vistas to take in. It’s a multipurpose trail that was in good shape. The hike is very level and easy and well worth the trip. The actual point is a precipice with no barrier, so enjoy the canyon from a safe, respectable distance. It had clearly rained not too long ago and the amount of footprints in the freshly dried dirt was amazing - I’d imagine it’s a muddy mess when wet.

hiking
3 months ago

Very easy, very beautiful views! A real joy. Great to eat snacks and have a moment of silence

hiking
muddy
snow
3 months ago

great views and easy hike, very muddy since it snowed last night, but Shoshone Point is definitely worth it.

hiking
4 months ago

Simple hike out although a little muddy with phenomenal 180 degree views!

hiking
muddy
4 months ago

My family and I made the hike yesterday. We met a few people who were hiking out, but we ended up having the point all to our selves for about the last hour before sunset. It was very peaceful and we didn't hear or see another person anywhere until we hiked back out to the parking area. The visitor center area was so packed you couldn't find a parking spot. It was nice to not have to fight a crowd.

muddy
snow
4 months ago

Great trail through trees to a wonderful overlook! There was snow and mud but I completed this without shoe traction or poles. Not much traffic. A little windy at the point. Worth it!

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