Uncle Jim Trail

EASY 13 reviews
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Uncle Jim Trail is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near North Rim, 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 October.

DISTANCE
4.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
561 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

Directions from North Rim Entrance: Drive southward along North Rim Drive to the North Kaibab Trailhead. Turn left into the parking area and locate the trailhead on the eastern side of the lot.

1 month ago

Great way to spend a few hours enjoying solitude at The Canyon.
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2 months ago

Great hike. When you get to the point where the trail loops back (at the mule hitching posts), make sure you take the short trail out and back to to the point to get the best views. Spectacular view of Bright Angel Canyon and across to the South Rim and beyond. Took the loop in the counter-clockwise direction. Made this hike in late July with my wife and 5 year old. It's not too strenuous. Temperature was very nice and weather beautiful.

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Wednesday, January 06, 2016

It's a nice little trail that has really cool fossils and ends at the rim with a nice view of the north canyon. We found a cool spot (rock poking out into the canyon covered in fossils.. Mostly brachiopods) to sit and have lunch with a great view of the canyon. Trail is flat and very easy.. Prob great for kids.

horseback riding
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

hiking
Friday, September 21, 2012

Love the north rim! This trail is a nice walk out to Uncle Jim Point where you can take in and photograph Bright Angel Canyon. Other than that view, which includes part of the north Kaibab trail, it is a pleasant 5 mile walk in the woods.

The TH is located on the north end of the North Kaibab Trailhead parking lot near the mule corrals. The mules share this trail with people and the ground can be a bit cluttered and there's no mistaking the barnyard smells. You start on the Ken Patrick trail and go right on the Uncle Jim trail at the signpost. Further along, you have a choice of going either right or straight creating the "loop" returning to this location. Going right is a bit more uphill challenging with a few moderate elevation changes. Overall, a pleasant hike in the woods. Our September trek was shirtsleeves and enjoyed a lunch at the mule hitching area at the point.