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Rim Trail

Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Scenic and level walking trail, which is easy enough to bring the kids.
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
+1 928-638-7888
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Reviewed 4 days ago

What a wonderful pathway. We walked the 9 miles from Bright Angel to Hermit's Rest with an endlessly unfolding vista. At many points along the way one could catch a bus if one was weary. But the paths are very walkable... nicely paved for the...More

Thank Deirdre B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time I walk, run or hike the trails in the Grand Canyon it's always a pleasure never a disappointment. The grandeur of the canyon is breathtaking and the air pure. I love going here and enjoying every moment in the gorgeous park. Bring water...More

Thank Angie Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great views of the canyon from the rim, every turn or corner gives you a new view of this amazing place.

Thank PeterOdgaard
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We started at Mather point from the big parking lot and then hiked nearly one and a half miles to the west towards the Bright Angel area. Every view point was different and breathtaking. If you get tired, you can catch the free park shuttle...More

Thank PaulAK2011
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I believe this trail goes for about 10 miles with most of it paved so you can go 20 miles there and back if you're looking for something less strenuous than hiking out of the canyon. It is an easy walk with great canyon views....More

Thank gdjp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a paved trail that is nearly level. There are many great outlooks along it. We started at Mather Point and walked to the Village. The whole canyon is more amazing that I had imagined. This is the easiest way to see much of...More

Thank John Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rim trail is a good place to view the Grand Canyon and take movies or photographs. My friends took a lot of video and pictures. I only took video.

Thank Earle H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Get your red flashlight and walk the rim trail at night for excellent star gazing. No doubt unbelievable during the day also.

Thank D W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A stunning walk filled with a beautiful view the whole way around. If you don’t have time for a below the rim walk or if heading below isn’t for you then I would strongly suggest this walk. So many rest points and views of he...More

Thank kate_adams_1993
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

With how frequent the buses are you can choose to do the whole rim to rim or can hop back on the bus fairly frequently. If you don't fancy the trek into the canyon this is the next best way to experience it. Enjoy the...More

Thank keeping18
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27 March 2017|
Response from advntrmom10 | Reviewed this property |
Do you mean from Yavapai Point on the Rim or the lodge? There are maps online of the South Rim trail that will answer your question about walking from point to point. We used the bus from Yavapai lodge to the Rim Trail... More
Pam S
2 March 2017|
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Response from Happike | Reviewed this property |
Here is the official answer from the park management. Most of the trail is paved and some sections are accessible. Excellent walking for quiet views of the inner canyon and for visitors who desire an easy hike with minimal... More
11 December 2016|
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Response from Cynthia A | Reviewed this property |
We were here in October and the road was blocked except for the Grand Canyon Rim Trail Buses.which are very convenient.