Hiking Project Logo

greenBlue Cape Final Trail

  4.3 ( 3 ) Favorite

Navigate on-trail with our free app

iOS App Store Android App Store

Trail

4.3 mile 6.9 kilometer out and back
Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 425' 130 m
Descent: -425' -129 m
High: 8,045' 2,452 m
Low: 7,861' 2,396 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)

Dogs

No Dogs
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by Megan W

This is a mellow, family-friendly hike with scenic views of the canyon. Expect solitude!

Megan W

Features Views · Wildflowers

Family Friendly Wide path, easy trail surface with a definite goal at the end! Fun scrambling along the way. No navigation challenges.

Usually open May-October.

Overview

This is an out-and-back trail with a fantastically scenic viewpoint over the Grand Canyon North Rim.

Description

From the parking lot, head up the wide packed dirt path up a moderate incline. Pass through a pleasantly shaded forest stopping at any of the rock outcroppings along the way to take in the unique northern canyon views. Travel through an area with evidence of past wildfires. Enter a ravine and then arrive at the hugely scenic cliff face. Some folks scramble a bit further up the rocks to reach the best view, but take care!

With a good topo map, you should be able to identify Vishnu Temple, the Vermilion Cliffs and Navajo Mountain, the Colorado River and the Little Colorado River.

Flora & Fauna

Ponderosa pine, aspen, oak, cactus. Kaibab squirrel (white tail).

Contacts

Rate This Featured Hike

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Hike

Check In

Check-Ins

Oct 28, 2018
Stephanie Elizabeth
Jul 19, 2018
James Holland
4.3mi
Jul 14, 2018
Britney Brumfield
enjoyed a picnic looking out over the canyon! 4.3mi
Jun 25, 2018
Min Hui Huang
Jun 12, 2018
C21davis
Jun 1, 2018
Tory M
May 25, 2018
Kurtis Fuller
Oct 8, 2017
Matt Lanza

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 3 votes

#4

in North Rim

#2382

Overall
  4.3 from 3 votes
5 Star
67%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
33%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#4

in North Rim

#99

in Arizona

#2,382

Overall
47 Views Last Month
1,018 Since Jun 10, 2015
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

60%
20%
20%
0%
0%
0%

0 Comments

Hiking Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Hiking