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Rim Trail

Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Paved sections are available for accessible needs

We walked both paved sections and unpaved sections, discovering some Brachiopod (primitive bivalve... read more

Reviewed today
Walt C
Amazing Views All Around

The views are spectacular. Be sure to walk the less populated areas. Tourists are plentiful even... read more

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Nancy S
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Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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Scenic and level walking trail, which is easy enough to bring the kids.
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
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“hermit's rest” (66 reviews)
“grand canyon” (187 reviews)
“great walk” (19 reviews)
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Reviewed today

We walked both paved sections and unpaved sections, discovering some Brachiopod (primitive bivalve) shells West of the Bright Angel trailhead. The trails were well maintained with spectacular views!

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Reviewed today

The views are spectacular. Be sure to walk the less populated areas. Tourists are plentiful even during the winter, but there are places where there are not as many people. The timeline area of the Rim Trail has geologic commentary on different types of rock...More

Thank Nancy S
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I visited the South Rim with my 13 year old son and 7 year old daughter. Although we ventured down the Bright Angel Trail a little, walking the rim trail was much easier. It allows for scenic views and allows for viewing the Grand Canyon...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This walk is beautiful and very easy to do. There are almost no grades and the trail is paved. Take the kids and dogs with you!

Thank Catherine B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time on this trail lots of great vistas and Panoramic views, Its pretty much a paved walkway around the rim of the canyon. we started at Mather point and made our way to the village where we picked up the shuttle...More

Thank KABBANG
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I started walking at the South Rim Visitor’s Center, as most people do. The farther up the trail (east) you walk, the more the crowds thin out. I walked about 2 miles. Mather and Yavapai Points have beautiful views, as do the spots where people...More

Thank AWT416
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first time that I ventured to the Grand Canyon, I didn't do much hiking along the rim. I was eager to go below the rim and do a more adventurous hike. However, when I returned a few years later, I decided to take a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was great. Would definitely be family friendly. There was a lot to see. This will be a go to spot anytime I visit.

Thank vshane
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Could stand and look at the view all day long! This was our my daughter and my first trip to the Grand Canyon. We loved it!

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

Want to see the vast expanse of canyon with a great view with no railings and less crowd - get here. Excellent view

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aksin123
27 March 2017|
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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
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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
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DZBones
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.
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