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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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We hiked a number of the sections of the trail - and it was not overly taxing at any point. Hiking some instead of taking the shuttle buses all the time definitely gives you some... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Orlando, Florida

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We hiked a number of the sections of the trail - and it was not overly taxing at any point. Hiking some instead of taking the shuttle buses all the time definitely gives you some views that you won't otherwise get!

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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

This is a stunning hike and relatively easy provided that you prepare for the heat and carry plenty of water. The views are just epic and the geology centre and various places to visit break up the wall nicely - if you can drag your eyes away from that canyon...

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

This is an easy trail that anyone can do. It is easily found from the parking lot. The day we went it was actually raining with thunder and lightening and about 60 degrees (mid July during monsoon season). My husband and sister were not up for doing one of the more strenuous hikes so we agreed this would be a... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

We walked along the rim trail from Mather Point to the Grand Canyon Village. It's about a 2.5 mile walk and well worth it. The path is paved and mostly flat, so it is not a difficult walk. The views are simply amazing. Some people were walking on the rocks near the canyon edge. I wouldn't recommend doing this as... More 

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cardiff
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Easy walking,stunning views. Information about the geology etc en route. Some folk were very intrepid-there is nothing to stop you going right up to the edge in places- and even looking at them gave me the Heebie-Jeebies.

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Walnut Creek, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is a great trail if you don't want to hike down the rim or go long distances. We did this trail on our last day at the south rim, and it was perfect after our 14 mile hike the day before. There are bus stops every 1 or 2 miles so you can hop on and off.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

this trail is the best on the rim. The views are the best and pictures turn out great. We went from Bright angle Lodge, where we stayed, to Hermits Rest. We hiked/walked some and road the bus some. The bus is free. We left early, around 8:00am had pretty much had each stop to ourselves with just a few other... More 

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Abbeville, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Loved it. Easy hike with plenty of overviews. Can't think of a better way to see the canyon. Bring a lot of water with you.

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Los Angeles
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Great way to see the expanse of the Grand Canyon. Be sure to bring your good camera and take lots of photos.

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Burkburnett, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

My husband and I (24, 25 years old) walked the majority of the rim trail on the South Rim. Near the Visitor's Center it is very crowded and noisy, but as we walked further west along the trail it became more quiet and relaxing. We took the shuttle and started at The Abyss and walked steadily east. There are so... More 

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Address: Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Grand Canyon National Park

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