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Rim Trail

Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Type: Hiking Trails, Trails
Activities: Walking, Hiking
Description: Scenic and level walking trail, which is easy enough to bring the kids.
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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Hiking the rim trail is easy, but you will stop and take a million pictures of canyon views. There are no rails so you must exercise caution when getting close to the canyon edge, but is only as scary as you make it. You'll find yourself sitting and staring at the canyon for hours!

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Schagen, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

So we made the hike from Yavapai Point all the way to Hermit's Rest. The hike gives spectacular views over the south rim and, from a distance, the Colorado River. Most of it goes though pretty pine timber areas and is flat. There is one point that is steep, I believe just past Maswik, but is well maintained nonetheless. If... More

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Smithtown, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Walking the rim it tough but very beautiful. I highly recommend make it part of you stay at any of the areas you stay at.

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Alpine, California, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Great rim trail allowing you to peer into the canyon and give you and idea of its vastness but not the same experience as hiking down and in.

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Seabrook, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Trail was nicely paved and had lots of locations to stop and look out at the Canyon. We were trying to find the Bright Angel trail but got lost and were limited on time so we just walked this trail for an hour out and and hour back. I recommend it. It was a nice trail.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Although crowded near the lookout at the Visitors Centre, walking different sections of the trail a bit further afield we were often alone on the path or at lookout points. The bus service through the park ensures that the trails are kept peaceful and enable one to enjoy this awesome wonder of nature. Highlight of the Rim Trail was picnicking... More

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Waterford, Michigan
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51 reviews 51 reviews
41 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The rim trail between Mathers Point and Bright Angel is spectacular. Fairly level, this trail lets you view the best points on the South Rim without too much effort!

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Columbia, MD
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Excellent trail to walk and view the south rim. It's more like the most awesome walking path you'll ever take!

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is one of the great places on Earth, no-doubt, no denying it. Anyone who says they have been and was disappointed is, well, lying. its a jaw-dropping place indeed. Going to Vegas? Include this.

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Summerland
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121 reviews 121 reviews
53 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The views from the rim are truly breathtaking. Take the self guided tour through the old part of the Village. Very interesting.

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