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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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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We walked a majority of the Rim Trail because it just kept revealing to us one magnificent sight after another! You can't capture it as well driving or riding a bus - so if you can, walk as much as your time allows! We got caught in a huge snow storm, turned white-out, and were thankful to have that next... More

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Corona, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

What can you say about a footpath that takes you for miles along the edge of one of the great natural wonders of the world?

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Northfield, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The NPS has done an excellent job making this trail both educational and visual. Is handicapped accessible. Access also to the canyon trails

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Weems, VA
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117 reviews 117 reviews
25 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This is an easy to traverse mostly paved path. Around every curve is a stunning view. The bus stops are frequent and timely.

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Farnham Common, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

If you are not up to descending into the canyon, this is a nice alternative for a day. Alternatively, it's a suitable walk to get acclimatised to the altitude. We walked from our lodge to the west end of the trail at hermits lodge, about 10 miles. Came back on the courtesy bus. The next day we walked to the... More

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

This is a great paved path for the kids...and me, who is very uneasy with heights. It would be unreasonable to expect handrails everywhere, but it is just a step off the trail to the drop off. Eek! The views are really breathtaking.

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Regina, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

There are canyon buses (free) that provide you with an excellent chance to get out to some additional viewpoints along the rim trail. We found that we could take the bus out to the farthest spot, and then get dropped off 1/2 back to our cabin (5 km) to walk back. Be prepared for a gravel trail (versus the paved... More

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Perth
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The Rim Trail is well worth the effort. If you have limited time at the Canyon you may want to consider taking the Rim Trail instead of the Bright Angel Trail. The Rim Trail will allow you to see loads of different aspects of the Canyon.

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perth
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The rim trail is exactly that, and there is no better way to explore and just sit at the different viewing platforms and stare in awe.

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Benicia, California
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36 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Steep sidewalk at some parts but almost wheelchair accessible. Connects most hotels and the main visitor center and geology museum.

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