West Rim Trail: Grand Canyon

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West Rim Trail: Grand Canyon is a 27.9 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Wellsboro, Pennsylvania that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 27.9 miles Elevation Gain: 4,163 feet Route Type: Point to Point

dog friendly

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camping

hiking

forest

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hiking
1 month ago

Did this in 3 days/2 nights with some friends. Took the shuttle from the outfitters to the other end and did it one way. Nice trail. Markings can get scarce in some areas but plenty of vistas and plenty of water. If you go in spring be prepared to spend a lot of time on water crossings of small streams.

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over grown
2 months ago

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2 months ago

Great trail with diverse landscapes. Great campsites.

hiking
2 months ago

my favorite place

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muddy
5 months ago

Hiked north to south, 16 miles with two overnights. Loved the trail. Nowhere near as rocky as some PA trails and tons of streams everywhere makes watering the humans and dogs easy. Some sections were overgrown with lots of big trees down and it was definitely muddy in many places. Pine Creek Outfitters shuttled our car for us. Great trip.

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over grown
5 months ago

Loved the trail. Wasn’t as scenic as I thought it would be. A couple vistas in the beginning and several near the end but with the same views. The rest of the trip was in the green tunnel. Trail was smooth with only a few rocky spots. Following the blazes was sketchy in a couple spots. All in all a great trail to hike.

backpacking
Sun Aug 05 2018

We backpacked the first third of the trail as an out and back with an overnight. A very pleasant forest hike with spectacular views at about the three mile mark. Some ascents and descents with quite a bit of flat in between. Most of the grades are gradual, so not a difficult hike.

hiking
Wed Mar 14 2018

This is not easy. Wasn’t for me anyways. Was fun though

backpacking
Wed May 31 2017

Great trail to hike! Wouldn't do it again over a holiday weekend.....too many people.

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