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Grandview Trail

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4.4 mile 7.1 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 54' 16 m
Descent: -3,527' -1,075 m
High: 7,406' 2,257 m
Low: 3,933' 1,199 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 15% (9°)
Max Grade: 72% (36°)

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Trail shared by Nicholas Shannon

A steep, non-maintained trail offering canyon scenery & exposure to this area's mining history.

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Allow extra hiking time because of trail conditions. Plan on taking twice as long to hike up as it took to hike down. Hiking boots are recommended. For experienced desert hikers.

Description

The Grandview Trail is one of the best of the non-maintained trails in the Park, but it's steep and requires caution. The upper parts of the trail are held together by old logs and steel rods put in place during the days of the Last Chance Mine. Some sections are filled in with cobbles, which help to keep the trail level. It's rocky and strenuous. Please give uphill hikers the right of way.

Located on the South Rim, access is by vehicle to Grandview Point, 12 miles east of the village along the Desert View Drive. The trail begins on the canyon side of a retaining wall at Grandview Point. Trailhead Elevation: 7,400 feet.

The Grandview Trail day hikes are to Coconino Saddle or Horseshoe Mesa. This trail follows the western side of a ridge, heads north, and descends to Horseshoe Mesa. Hiking as far as Horseshoe Mesa is not recommended during summer. This trail gets steeper and more tricky beyond Coconino Saddle. Trail conditions are tougher than the Bright Angel and South Kaibab trails.

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Oct 13, 2019
Meggie Tran
Apr 25, 2019
Marisa Fujinaka
Beautiful but steep trail. No crowds! 9mi
Apr 25, 2019
Chris McCloud
Done as part of New Hance-Tonto-Hance Creek-Grandview route working at GRCA 2019
Apr 8, 2019
Lindsey S
Mar 28, 2019
Christine Ha
2mi
Dec 8, 2018
Jesse Taylor
Great hike, but is indeed challenging. If there’s snow on the ground, you'll need ice shoes. Overall, worth the challenge! Would love to be back
Nov 20, 2018
Abe H
Up-rim from Hance Creek trail. Steep sections but no scrambling. 2.5mi — 2h 00m
Sep 23, 2018
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Grand Canyon South Rim - Grandview Point.
Jul 10, 2016 near Grand C…, AZ
Horseshoe Mesa way down there.
Oct 17, 2015 near Grand C…, AZ
Grand Canyon National Park's Grandview Trail
Jul 8, 2015 near Grand C…, AZ
Descending Grandview
Apr 26, 2015 near Grand C…, AZ
Crossing Horseshoe Mesa on the Grandview Trail
Apr 26, 2015 near Grand C…, AZ
Just above the saddle to Horseshoe Mesa
Oct 17, 2015 near Grand C…, AZ

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