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Rim Trail

 4.5 (40)

Length


10.2 Miles 16.4 Kilometers


447' 136 m

Ascent

-818' -249 m

Descent

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

7,180' 2,188 m

High

6,803' 2,074 m

Low

Shared By Nicholas Shannon

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All Clear 7 days ago
Dry, Muddy, Mostly Dry, Some Mud History

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A fantastic trail along the Grand Canyon south rim with views, shade, and low grades.

Nicholas Shannon

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly This is an unchallenging trail with plenty of access from the shuttle for various distances.

NO water directly along the trail. Water is in the Grand Canyon Village area and at Hermits Rest.

Overview

A spectacular, family-friendly hike along the Grand Canyon's southern rim. Plenty of barely believable viewpoints along this trail that make for short and wonderful side trips to your adventure.

Description

Begin from any viewpoint in Grand Canyon Village or along Hermit Road. You are also able to access the trail from many of the shuttle bus stops.

The Rim Trail stretches from the South Kaibab Trailhead west to Hermits Rest, a distance of approximately thirteen miles (21 km), most of the trail is paved. Between Pipe Creek Vista and Bright Angel Lodge, only a few short sections of the trail have grades that exceed accessibility standards.

West of Bright Angel Lodge, the Rim Trail narrows and climbs the Bright Angel Fault to viewpoints along Hermit Road. Between Powell Point and Monument Creek Vista, the trail is a three-foot wide dirt trail. The section of the Rim Trail between Monument Creek Vista and Hermits Rest is also known as the Hermit Road Greenway Trail.

There is shade along the Rim Trail, which is great on a hot summer day. Most of the trail is paved and makes for excellent walking with quiet views of the inner canyon, or just for visitors who desire an easy hike with minimal elevation change. However, please beware of lightning during summer thunderstorms.

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Sep 19, 2018
Gavin Beatty
Horizontal rain was nice. 10mi
Sep 11, 2018
Jule Ha
Sep 3, 2018
Anthony Mazzella
Aug 31, 2018
Eric Huff
Aug 20, 2018
Jen G
Jul 24, 2018
Amber Jackson
Jul 19, 2018
Jodi K
Jul 19, 2018
Jon Donkers
Gedaan van Kaiba tot het Visitor Centre. Mooie, makkelijke wandeling

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 39 votes

#4

in South Rim

#106

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  4.5 from 39 votes
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in South Rim

#6

in Arizona

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