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West Rim Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.6 (9)

The West Rim Trail is a 30+ mile-long trail located adjacent to the western rim of Pennsylvania's Grand Canyon.


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Map Key

30.9

Miles

49.8

KM

Point to Point

2,043' 623 m

High

876' 267 m

Low

4,060' 1,237 m

Up

4,373' 1,333 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

26%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Commonly Backpacked · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Wildlife

Family Friendly Beautiful vistas, easy hiking.

Need to Know

Camping: Only primitive (tent) camping is allowed on the trail. Camping permits are free. Contact Tioga State Forest Office.

Water: Water is available along the trail at stream crossings. There is less water on the southern half of the trail during summer. All water must be purified in order to be considered safe to drink.

Wildlife Warning! In the spring and fall porcupine like to chew anything oil based, please take care to put moth balls around parked cars and do not leave any shoes, etc. out over night. During the summer there are A LOT of rattle snakes, be careful and do not let dogs roam free, leash only!

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Chris Billman

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  4.6 from 9 votes

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  4.6 from 9 votes
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#30

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#1,915

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Bradley Wales Overlook
Apr 11, 2021 near Wellsboro, PA
One of many excellent views
Sep 26, 2019 near Wellsboro, PA
Shed for storing Dynamite.
Jul 25, 2021 near Wellsboro, PA

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Sep 10, 2020
Liz Shumoski
Went SoBo on the trail. Started at 130pm on Thursday and finished before 5pm on Saturday. Couldn't find the first campsite we planned to stay at. 30.9mi
Aug 9, 2020
Michael C Salansky
12mi
Jun 21, 2020
Julia M
Sep 9, 2019
Rick Harshman
A great two to three day hiking trail with some wonderful views that is Moderate difficult. I hiked north to south over three days - starting in th… 6.6mi — 2h 20m
Sep 8, 2019
Rick Harshman
14.3mi
Sep 7, 2019
Rick Harshman
10mi
Jun 7, 2019
Guy Gifford
Jun 16, 2016
Gary Gomer
Very nice trail. 30.9mi