We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Rim Trail

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Website
Improve this listing
Description:

Scenic and level walking trail, which is easy enough to bring the kids.

Scenic and level walking trail, which is easy enough to bring the kids.

read more
Book ahead on Viator
Recommended
More Info
$699*
and up
Grand Canyon South Rim Air and Land Tour from...
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 725 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 608
    Excellent
  • 108
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Easy Trail with Fabulous Views

This trail is spectacular and it is accessible to virtually everyone. Long sections are wheel chair accessible. Elevation changes on most of it are minimal. There are some... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
1stLadyrider
,
Prescott, Arizona

Similar Things to Do in Grand Canyon National Park

Add Photo Write a Review

725 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Prescott, Arizona
Level Contributor
88 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This trail is spectacular and it is accessible to virtually everyone. Long sections are wheel chair accessible. Elevation changes on most of it are minimal. There are some steep sections which can be a challenge in ice and snow. The views are almost continuously phenomenal. And you meet the nicest people along the way! The entire trail is something like... More 

Helpful?
Thank 1stLadyrider
Branson, Missouri
Level Contributor
31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Part of the trail is paved, other is well worn rock/dirt. We hiked about three miles of the trail when it was snow/ice covered. It was a great alternative to hiking down in the canyon.

Helpful?
Thank WoodsFamilyTravels
Cedar City, Utah
Level Contributor
116 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were just at the Grand Canyon over the wknd, January 16-18, we were leery of descending below the rim due to the snow. There was about 10 inches. The snow was packed down on the trails and icy in places. The Rim Trail offered the experience of getting out and still doing some hiking. We hiked from the Visitor's... More 

Helpful?
Thank dremmettdc
Florida
Level Contributor
348 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The South Rim Trail is an easy, but long, walk with wonderful, ever-changing views. Be prepared to see interesting wildlife along the way - chipmunks, long horned sheep, mule deer, rabbits and wild horses.

Helpful?
Thank Golferboy18
Iowa
Level Contributor
156 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Well worth the time. Get out and enjoy, even during the winter, dress for it. Many places to step out for better views and photo op's. Informative walk with lots of rock history along the way.

Helpful?
Thank JGluvsMexico
West Covina, California
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Absolutely breathtaking views from this trail! It's an easy walk. It can be a long walk so be prepared.

Helpful?
Thank dawnmariemartir
Canberra, Australia
Level Contributor
77 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

North and South Rims are different from each other; I'm glad we took the time (and effort!) to walk both! Check out the reviews for North Rim and South Rim specifically; they have information unique to each.

Helpful?
Thank JudyFromCanberra
Level Contributor
43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Lovely accessible trail but can also be icy; warnings are posted if crampons are recommended. Beautiful views from every point.

Helpful?
Thank maxandma
Washington
Level Contributor
304 reviews
160 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

The Rim Trail is a great accessible walk for exploring the Grand Canyon. There are awesome views everywhere on the wide trail. I did see several people in wheelchairs out and about, which was nice. Some parts are less traveled, others are super popular. There are stores, bathrooms, water in certain spots along the way.

Helpful?
1 Thank interviewtraveler
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
68 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Beautiful views , wheelchair or pusher accessible, many chances to stop and view along the way. Wonderful information centres about the park and the local Indian tribes, shops and cafés etc. Shuttle bus for free if walking gets too much ...All of this without seeming over crowded ..... Visited New Year's Day, was freezing cold! But clear and beautiful ,... More 

Helpful?
Thank wendyscott13

Travelers who viewed Rim Trail also viewed

Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
 
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
 

Been to Rim Trail? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Rim Trail and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Rim Trail staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?