Walnut Canyon Rim Trail

EASY 73 reviews

Walnut Canyon Rim Trail is a 0.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Flagstaff, Arizona that features a cave and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

0.8 miles
32 feet

kid friendly


nature trips

trail running




no dogs

5 days ago

You can walk along the rim to see the walnut canyon, while the scene is not very featured.

16 days ago

Easy trail with good views of the canyon below

1 month ago

Very interesting that people could live in that environment. Absolutely would take this walk again.

1 month ago

Trail closes at five pm. So that was sad.

1 month ago

Nice Easy little hike, very scenic❣️Saw a Falcon or Hawk in flight.

2 months ago

An easy walk with great views

4 months ago

Nice easy trail. Good canyon lookout points from the very beginning of the trail! Flat, paved; again easy but enjoyable. Nice cool down after coming back up from the Island Trail.

9 months ago

Trail conditions: All paved. Not much elevation changes.

There are view point to watch Walnut National Monument.

11 months ago

Very easy, paved but in direct sun so go early!

11 months ago

Beautiful and easy paved trail, perfect for kiddos! It is fully in the sun, so early is better!

11 months ago

Great flat trail and wheelchair accessible.

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Cute little trail that anyone can do with great views

Saturday, July 22, 2017

awesome trail, with wonderful stairway and railing down to the site.

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Easy, paved trail with great views of the canyon if you don't want to climb down the stairs of the Island Trail.

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Not dog friendly. Signs all over saying NO DOGS. Waste of time.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Very easy and flat hike along the canyon rim. There were great views of the cliff dwellings looking down into the canyon. Near the end of the hike near the Visitor's Center, there were some pueblo and pithouse ruins.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Cool for the scenery and experience but not a big hike or anything. This was interesting and the view of some valleys was interesting.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The archeological emphasis of the Sinagua people was the main attraction for us. The trail is easy and mostly paved. Nearby, the stairs down and up for the Walnut Canyon "Island" trail are manageable for most folks, but deter some..

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Unfortunately, when we were there in May 2016, Island Trail was closed trail improvements. Nevertheless, the Rim Trail and the film presentation at the center were interesting enough that we will come back when Island Trail is ready. So I'm not going to knock the rating as I did not check on any closing before we came.

Monday, September 19, 2016

The Island trail is much better and worth the stairs.

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Very nicely paved. Beautiful hike.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

it was a pleasure to have walked this trial. Very scenic the history was amazing. Go Early so you have time to read every post an get back before it gets to hot. lot's of stairs down an back up. Must see!!!

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

This is a quick family walk rather than a hike. The Caves were amazing to see

Sunday, July 24, 2016

More of a walk that's paved with views of the canyon and cliff dwellings in the distance. It was short, relatively flat and very easy. No water needed in July for us.

Monday, June 20, 2016

This is a walk not a hike. Great views of cave dwellings along this PAVED walking path. Good informational signs. Only need one bottle of water at 100 degrees. Flip-flop friendly, educational walk.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

This paved trail is actually the rim trail that loops around the top of the cliff. It has a couple canyon overlooks and passes by a couple ruins on the bluff.

Ruins are always fascinating to view. These are more modest than most but are worth viewing. At the time of the review the entry fee was $8 ea.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

This was nice. Amazing to think about the times when this canyon was home to a community of people. You can get right into some of the dwellings and imagine what it was like.

More of a spectacle than a hike. Be ready for the ascent bringing you back up to the top at the end. That part can be tough.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Beware they don't tell you when you pay if the whole "trail" is open or not and you will not get a refund ($8 per person). The trail does have some nice information along the path though.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Not so much of a hike as it is a walking tour of ancient ruins hidden within the canyon walls. The trail is paved and is walked in only one direction. The views are great and the ruins are nicely reconstructed with interpretive signs explaining life in those days. If you're not prepared for it, the stair steps leading down to the loop trail can be a killer.

Monday, February 01, 2016

luv this piece of history. Nice trail a little steep in areas but they also have benches to rest on along the way. nice educational center as well.

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