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Rim Trail

Address: Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Type: Hiking Trails, Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Walking, Hiking
Owner description: Scenic and level walking trail, which is easy enough to bring the kids.
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Type: Hiking Trails, Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Walking, Hiking
Owner description: Scenic and level walking trail, which is easy enough to bring the kids.

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Sydney, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Whether you are using the hop on bus shuttle to get from point to point or walking the rim trail there are awesome breath taking views anywhere along the trail. Most is paved but some is gravel. You would need good walking shoes if you are planning to walk a great deal of it as the gravel can be a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Early morning, with the sun just starting to tinge the canyon's rocky outcrops, the walk was serene with just the occasional birdsong to break the silence. The well-spaced geological infopoints along the way were not only fascinating but were really effective as a retro-chronological time-trip.

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San Diego CA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Walked the Rim trail on the way to Kaitbib trail. I was amazed at how few people we saw. Made for a nice, quiet walk, but it is a shame that most people only stop for pictures at the major stopping points. If you're going to the GC, soak it in and stay awhile.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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77 reviews 77 reviews
27 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Easy access, food and shops along the way or you can bring your own. Plenty of roaming space and you can move about at your own pace.

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Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

You could drive or bus from view point to view point, but why!? This trail connects all the views from the rim and has countless views along the way. If you get annoyed by the tourist-swarmed view stops, walk along this paved trail and actually find your self alone with the canyon.

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Kuala Lumpur
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

For those who prefer to amble and talk with the grand views of the canyon, this is the perfect option. You won't be out of breath climbing the steep steps, nor will you be polluting the environment with many vehicle stops along the way. While hiking this trail, we actually ran into a large group of animals. Being city kids,... More 

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Bridgewater, Canada
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267 reviews 267 reviews
138 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

There are really no bad views from anywhere on the trail. Although we only covered a small portion of the trail, the views were always spectacular. Would love to come back and walk the entire distance some day as every section provides a different vantage point. Highly recommended.

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Maine
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86 reviews 86 reviews
47 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Mostly paved, easy to follow and many peek-a-boo vistas which you don't get on the buses. Bus stops are nicely spaced so you can start and stop when you want.

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Chicago
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The Rim Trail at the Grand Canyon is a great experience but if you can leave the rim and head down into the Canyon you won't regret it. Just spectacular! If you have never seen the Grand Canyon, when you first walk up to the Rim and look out it is a huge WOW moment. Pictures and movies just don't... More 

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petawawa/ottawa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

its a long walk but if the weather is nice and you dont mind walking you will see some breath takeing views however you can just use your vehicle to to go from parking lot to parking lot.

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