Walnut Canyon Rim Trail

EASY 37 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, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
42 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

cave

views

walking
21 days ago

1 month ago

walking
1 month 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.

6 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
7 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
7 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.

8 months ago

The Island trail is much better and worth the stairs.

hiking
8 months ago

Very nicely paved. Beautiful hike.

hiking
9 months ago

walking
9 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
9 months ago

9 months ago

walking
9 months ago

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

hiking
10 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.

10 months ago

trail running
10 months ago

walking
11 months ago

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.

walking
11 months ago

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.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016