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Widforss Trail is a 9.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Grand Canyon, Arizona that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and backpacking and is best used from May until October.

Length 9.1 mi Elevation gain 1,036 ft Route type Out & Back
Backpacking Hiking Running Forest Views No dogs
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Getting There

Arizona Office of Tourism, 2702 N. 3rd St., Suite 4015 , Phoenix, AZ, 85004, Phone: 888-520-3434, Fax: 602-240-5432, mfioritt@pni.com

Directions from North Entrance Station: Drive southward on North Rim Parkway to an intersection. The road to the left leads to the North Kaibab Trailhead. The road to the right follows a dirt road one mile to the Widforss Trailhead.

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Kim Higginson
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drew stanley
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An awesome hike, my boyfriend and I didn’t go the full way but just to the part where you’re right in the middle of the canyon and the view is spectacular. The beginning is a bit uphill but then it’s fairly even the rest of the way!

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Angelina Carranza
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The short option takes you to a nice view of the canyon. You can continue to go further and the trail is still well-maintained. Cool lizards

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colleen haggart
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great hike

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Tiffany Huett
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Beautiful. Epic. So proud to have completed it!

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Martin Skauen
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Great day hike with lots of nice views. We did this on a weekday and met only 6 people on the trip. More views in the first half before you reach Widforss point and get your reward. Saw some deer which made it more interesting. We spent 4.5 hours including lunch break.

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James VanGerpen
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Perfect day hiking the Widforss Trail. Although the trail has some ups and downs, there is no significant altitude change on this hike, making for a relaxing day along the North Rim. Beautiful forests surround the trail and as we were hiking in October, the aspens were turning golden before our eyes.

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Liz McDonald
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If all the lupine, thistles, Apache plumes etc has been in bloom it would have taken twice as long to complete. This is a nice and easy ramble with beautiful views that takes you away from the crowds near to the visitor’s center. Completed this in late September...perfect temperature

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Donald Dedrick
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The were great views of the canyon but we were in the forest more than I would have like and the was smokey from a near by wild fire.

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Sara Almazan
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Luke Miller
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Easy, well groomed trail with plenty of shade and great views. There are also online guides and brochures for some informational stops.

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Daisy Kyle
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Beautiful hike, only saw about 10 people on 4th of July weekend! Don't forget to pick up the informational brochure at the start and keep an eye out for the markers. It took us a leisurely 4 hours with photo stops, the views at Widforss Point need at least a 15 minutes to take in. Look out for fossils on the ground there too!

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Ruth Jackson
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Great hike, up and down. Views of the Grand Canyon and forest. Lupine was in bloom. We started early, later would have been hot.

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Kelsey Ferguson
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This hike was so great! We were on the trail by 650 a.m. and saw NOBODY the entire way up. Incredible views. Not too strenuous. It says 4-5 hours but we completed it in 3 hours. Trailhead is right after you pass the point imperial turn off. So glad we found this!

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Candace Smith
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Hiked this trail a few days ago. Saw very few hikers but did see beautiful scenery at almost every step! Lots of Aspen, lots of stunning Rim views. Saw a beautiful 5-6 ft Gopher snake, a horned toad and a couple of Kaibab squirrels!! A wonderful, quiet hike!

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Terry Miller
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A must do.. 10 miles round trip thru God's county. Between moderate and hard. Breathtaking views.

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Daniel Rossi
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Super pleasant hike with great views.

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Martin Gundel
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Great trail, hiked this on a foggy rainy day and saw only three people on the while trip. The aspens were beautiful, unfortunately the canyon was engulfed in fog but there are lots of overlooks that I’m sure are specular on a clear day.

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Bob Stupp
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Views at end are as good as anywhere, especially sunrises and sunsets.

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Megan Reed
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Gorgeous and peaceful views of the N Rim. We hiked nearly the whole thing, don't forget to grab a pamphlet at the parking area, the trail has many markers along the way with some neat info associated with them! Not very busy at all, we saw maybe two other pairs of hikers and we were on the trail for 3 hours. Easy, laid back hike to enjoy the scenery of the Grand Canyon!

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Phil Heil
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Beautiful, peaceful moderate hike

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John Robbins
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Hiked from North Rim at the lodge about 3 miles to trailhead. Great views although it was hazy from fires when I was there.

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Richard Berg
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Great trail for views, varied terrain and a beautiful walk in woods!

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Jessica Juan
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Has anyone hiked this with kids? Considering taking my 5 year old

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Natalie Louise
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Beautiful views around every turn. And we saw a coyote!

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Kat K
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Scotty Bowden
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Excellent hike. Perfect conditions in the early fall. Highly recommend.

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Eliska Vrbova
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Liked the trail, leading through a forest with some nice views of the canyon. Did it early morning and was alone on the trail, by 9 am on the way back encountered over 50 hikers. There up dips and uphills during the hike which makes it more interesting

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Joe Oleary
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great trail. the majority of it is comfortably runnable. the payoff view at the end was my favorite of the trip.

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Elise Cherie
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Great trail. Not too difficult, but has a few hills and some rewarding vistas.

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