Explore the most popular views trails near Grand Canyon with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Great hike!!! If you want to challenge yourself further, go down to Skeleton Point and back, it should take an extra 2 hours.

Beautiful day hike. Plenty of rest stops and water stations along the way. Highly recommend if at the South Rim and you're looking for a great and challenging day hike.

Difficult but fun hike, make sure to have plenty of water.

Amazing hike! I did this hike in its entirety to the Bright Angle campground at the river ten years ago with my father for his 55th birthday. Ten years later I went back with my wife and three kids (two teenagers and one early 20’s) and hiked to the three mile rest house they loved it, it’s challenging but worth it! Make sure you have water and containers to hold water and proper hiking boots. Recommend starting early because it gets warm fast! There are a lot of people on the trail which can be good and bad, between breaks you get time to chat with people from all over the world.

So good and easy for kids! Beautiful views at the end, it would be amazing at sunrise/sunset

hiking
5 days ago

Ideal for families and anyone with disabilities because a good portion of this trail is paved. If you're a hiker, it's not a hike, it's a walk. ...but a walk with epic views.

Gorgeous views and a nice cardio if pick up your pace. There are a lot of mules that pass through here, so the steps are sunken in and there is poo every now & again.
There's no way I'd recommend this trail during peak season or a weekend - too many people would make for an annoying hike.

Epic views. I'm afraid of heights, so the top of this trail unnerved me a bit because of the drop offs. But I focused on my feet, took one step at a time and made it down. It's a great cardio. And, I mean...the views...ridiculous.
If you're not a hiker, be mindful of how far down you go. Unlike most hikes, reversing the trail back to the top can be a slow trip. But if you're a cardio person, hike fairly regularly, you'll be ok.

Not much more to say than what has said in the reviews already. We got in to Flagstaff the night before (from NC) and had little time to adjust to the elevation (or the heat). We packed plenty of water (thankfully) and needed our trekking poles for the switchbacks on the way up. We're all relatively fit and active, so this wasn't too hard on the body, but the knees took a beating.

You'll find solitude at Skeleton Point if you hit the trail before 7 - we were the only ones there when we reached at about 8:30. On the way back up, we met throngs of 'tourists' who plunged into the canyon with fervor and little hiking savvy - jean shorts, a single bottle of water and cameras slung around their necks. Very global groups, too. Plenty of languages were echoing on the trail.

The scenery is second-to-none. You will never see something as expansive as this canyon, and the experience is breathtaking. We chose the South Kaibab route because it 1) is less traveled than the Bright Angel and 2), is shaded on the way up, past Ohh Ahh Point (at least before noon).

The trek gave me inspiration to someday take it to the bottom, or possibly a rim-to-rim.

Absolutely life changing!! Trail is very narrow at points, but this is a must!! Start early because it gets extremely hot.

Beautiful scenery all the way. Great shot of the river just beyond the “skeleton” sign. Well worth the uphill and switchbacks you’ll face on the way back. Return Hike is completely exposed to early morning sun until you pass ooh-ahh point.

Very nice walk. Just be careful of all the horse or donky shit everywhere.. And that stuff stinks (when your hot, and gasping for air none the less). -1 star for that.. Otherwise beautiful. Great 2.5h round trip for us.

Beautiful hike! Incredible views. It’s not the easiest hike on the way back up but definitely worth it.

This is a great hike with absolutely stunning views. We went on Aug 1 so it was hot-definitely bring lots of water as you will need it. This hike is amazing and when we were on skeleton point we were the only hikers despite it being approximately 1 pm. Hiking to this point allows views of the river below which is also really nice. As others have stated the return trip is a bit steep and tiring in the hot sun but definitely worth it.

Awesome hike with magnificent views. We took this trail and then beyond out to skeleton point. Trail is well maintained. Bring lots of water and your camera because the views are stunning!

best kept secret.
super impressed with the view. 240 degrees.
take a lunch and a book.
spend a lazy afternoon in quiet!

Only hiked down to the 3 mile and back up. That up is rough on you.

This is an easy and enjoyable hike for an amazing and uncrowded view of the Canyon. We did it at sunset and took a picnic with us. It’s my favorite hike at the Grand Canyon. Be sure to hike all the way out to the rocky overlook, but I wouldn’t take small children out there.

The views are incredible. If going from South Kaibab to Bright Angel the last 3 miles up to the top of the rim can be pretty brutal. Fortunately there are plenty of places to rest. My girlfriend and I did the hike in 2 days and stayed at the night at Bright Angel campground. We parked at the backcountry visitor center and shuttled to the South Kaibab trailhead, and then back to the backcountry center when we re-emerged at Bright Angel. The weather was really quite different at the rim compared to the base. It was snowing at the rim, but at the base we were in shorts and t-shirts. So be aware of what layers you might need to bring depending on the time of year you go.

Short, easy, and really cool at the end! Has a restroom also. No hills.

Walked at Ooh Aah Point yesterday.
The tail requires that you watch where you step or trip. The sights are magnificent. The way down was pretty easy if you kept your footing. Ooh Aah Point is a beautiful stop to take pictures. I saw little kids there (6 or 7 yr olds), so if you take your children just keep an eye out in case they go near the edge. There are no guard rails. Also beware that squirrels are not afraid to raid unguarded backpacks. The way back up was more strenuous and took about twice as long as walking down. Be sure to take plenty of food, water, suncreen, and a hat that won't fly off your head with the wind. I definitely recommend this trail, and I would totally go again.

Fun and pretty easy hike. Great views!

Great hike and definitely worth it! Started about 45 minutes before sunrise and I highly recommend this during the summer time. We started hiking around 4:15 and made it back up around 10:30. Was just starting to get hot as we finished. There are water spouts 1.5 miles and 3 miles into the route and also one down in Indian Garden (about 5.5 miles in). Indian garden is way cooler than the unshaded area around it. Be prepared for the sun and heat because there is no shade the rest of the way to Plateau Point

We only went a few miles in due to a late start. The trail is very well maintained, and heavily trafficked, but worth it. I imagine if you start early you’ll avoid most of the crowds and be less burdened by summer heat. I’ll make the trip back and go all the way down at some point.

Pretty easy going down but hard coming back up

hiking
25 days ago

my brother (16) and I (18) did this trail a couple days ago when it was 100 degrees. We only went to the 1.5 mile house due to time restrictions and a park ranger telling us we didn’t have enough salty snacks, but it was probably a smart idea to turn around there anyway as the hike up is definitely more challenging. There were many people on the trail, but the number diminished as we continued farther. It took us about 2 hours to do the hike. Great views and good exercise! None of it is too too difficult to climb up - I definitely recommend this hike!

walking
25 days ago

What a great hike! Very desolate with little to no people on the walk to the point. There was actually a wedding the first day we went!! Very jealous we didn’t think of having our ceremony there as you can truly get an incredible panoramic view of the canyon. Highly recommend for everyone!! Strollers/wheelchairs could easily be pushed there

Best hike ever amazing views very hard work back to the rim

Wonderful experience, something you’ll never forget. Beautiful, difficult but breathtaking.

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