Walnut Canyon Rim Trail

EASY 41 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.

DISTANCE
0.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
42 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cave

views

no dogs

hiking
21 days ago

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

hiking
23 days ago

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

24 days ago

walking
1 month ago

2 months ago

walking
2 months ago

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.

7 months ago

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

hiking
8 months ago

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..

walking
8 months ago

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.

9 months ago

The Island trail is much better and worth the stairs.

hiking
9 months ago

Very nicely paved. Beautiful hike.

hiking
10 months ago

walking
10 months ago

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!!!

mountain biking
10 months ago

10 months ago

walking
10 months ago

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

hiking
11 months ago

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.

11 months ago

trail running
11 months ago