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

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Great alternative to hiking down

the rim trail goes all along the edge of the canyon nice alternative to go down into the canyon. the views are constantly changing and the trial goes for miles

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, United States
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Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

the rim trail goes all along the edge of the canyon nice alternative to go down into the canyon. the views are constantly changing and the trial goes for miles

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Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Great views from above wonderful to walk along the edge of the canyon. I was too nervous to go down so it was a great alternative probably 10 miles of trails

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The "Rim Trail" is a great paved trail with shuttle stops from the Park to the "Hermit" stop. One can get on / off the shuttle as needed and/or walk, bike, or hike from trail stop to trail stop. There are, of course, amazing views at all stops.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

this is the must do trail, that is completely convenient for a run in the morning. Ideal to discover the amazing Grand Canyon !

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Everett, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

From Geology Museum to Bright Angel Lodge, there's a trail called "Trail of Time". It displays different rocks from geological time. Most people seem not paying attention, but I thought it was the most interesting part of the trail. Of course, this is a paved trail, so you feel like walking on the city sidewalk, but the view of Grand... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This is a trail that offers tremendous views, without the worries associated with hiking down a rocky path into the Canyon itself. The Rim Trail runs along the Canyon Rim only (never down into the Canyon), through the Village (in front of the hotels), to the Visitor Center and Mather Point (most photographed site). This is a paved walking area,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This is a nice hike to get acclimated with the Grand Canyon South Rim area. You get to goto the various places and take pictures. Trail is relatively flat and paved, and you can use a shuttle bus if you get tired. If you want a more challenging hike, try the Bright Angel or South Kaibab hikes

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The Rim Trail is a great trail in GCNP. Because of the excellent shuttle system, you can walk as far as you want (up to 10 miles) or as short as you want (minimum .3 miles I believe). Even during spring break time, just walking a little way along the rim trail gets you away from the crowds. There is... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

The rim Trail is an easy way to walk around the edge of the canyon. If you are able, I would highly recommend hiking at least down one trail (like Kaibab or Bright Angel) to get a better perspective of the canyon. It truly is hard to appreciate the grand nature from above.

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West Point New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

take this route if you are with little ones or elderly or just want to walk the rim. The trail is paved and lovely all around.

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