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Address: Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Activities: Hiking, Walking
Description: Scenic and level walking trail, which is easy enough to bring the kids.

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easy walk along the top of the rim

it's an easy walk. disappointed that other visitors stole the geology plaques from the macadam though!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Its called a Rim trail, but it is simply a concrete path at the edge of the Grand Canyon. Its very well maintained with lots of benches for resting. Super photo opportunities at every twist and turn on the trail! Note, there are little to no railings to the edge of the canyon, so keep an eye on the tiny... More 

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NJ
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

it's an easy walk. disappointed that other visitors stole the geology plaques from the macadam though!

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Gainesville, Florida
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147 reviews 147 reviews
27 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This paved trail meanders for about 13 mostly level miles along the south rim. If you get tired, just hop a shuttle bus. Vistas are amazing.

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Chicago, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

A nice distance walk perfect for families. All one level and very easy to manage. Saw some families with elderly members in wheelchairs who could navigate this paved path.

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Dandenong, Australia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
67 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Walked from Mohave point to hermits rest. Magnificent introduction to an amazingly grand sight. Use the free park busses, but be aware they don't always go in the direction you want, but you will get to your destination eventually. Look at the guide you get upon entry to the park, and work out your route

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Melrose, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Access by bus or walking. Many bus stops make it easy to do as much or as little walking as you want to do.

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Estes Park, Colorado
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112 reviews 112 reviews
44 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We hike from Mohave point back to Bright Angel Lodge about 4 miles and it was wonderful. This is really easy and as 66 and 67 year olds it was just a stroll,

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Bay Area
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93 reviews 93 reviews
20 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

What an amazing walk. Great for all levels. The path is paved but for those that like to push themselves can go off the path and "hang" off the rim. If you do anything while visiting, this is the MUST do.

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Castle Pines, Colorado
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We walked from the Visitor Center to El Tovar, It was great, the path is paved the whole way and the views are stunning with plenty of look-out points as well. An interesting part of the trail is called the "Trail of Time" which explains the different rock levels from its beginning. Each of the time sections has rocks from... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Walk parts of the rim trail, get the free shuttle bus to others. Expect crowds and queues, this is the busiest part as you can drive almost to the rim.

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