Widforss Trail

MODERATE 46 reviews
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Widforss Trail is a 9.1 mile moderately 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, trail running, and backpacking and is best used from May until October.

DISTANCE
9.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,036 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

hiking

trail running

forest

views

no dogs

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.

hiking
24 days ago

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!

24 days ago

Beautiful, peaceful moderate hike

hiking
28 days ago

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

2 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

9 months ago

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

hiking
11 months ago

Excellent hike. Perfect conditions in the early fall. Highly recommend.

hiking
Thursday, September 07, 2017

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

trail running
Wednesday, August 09, 2017

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

hiking
Friday, July 07, 2017

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

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Really great views along the way and a beautiful place to set up camp right on the rim!

hiking
Monday, June 01, 2015

A beautiful trail with lots of great North Rim overlooks. Certainly a nice change of pace following a hike down and back up the North Kaibab. A word of WARNING: between the #5 and #8 signpost for the "Self Guided" tour, there lives a very, very protective mother bird (not an ornithologist so I don't know the specific type) resembling a dark chicken. This area is her nesting area and she will charge and chase a hiker from her nesting area (I know from personal experience). Apparently, the NPS had the area marked off last year and a detour available, but since the North Rim had just opened, the area with still unmarked for 2015. Other than that, a wonderful day hike!

hiking
Thursday, March 06, 2014

From 2010: you can see aspen and ponderosa. Long trail to spectacular view-point of canyon. Well-marked. Picnic tables along the way if memory serves. Self-guided nature tour. Very enjoyable.

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