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South Rim Trail

Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Canyons
Description: Considered by many to be the best area to view and explore the Grand Canyon.
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London, United Kingdom
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124 reviews 124 reviews
53 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We did this with a toddler on my back in a kid carrier, a bit up and down, and definitely not one for a stroller. Great views of the Upper falls from the first car park, and a little further along, amazing views over the lower falls. We saw lots of chipmunks on the walk which was really lovely. A... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Loved this trail. It was not too difficult and got you away from all the tourists who only stop at the overlooks.

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New Albany, Indiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This trail offers some wonderful views from the rim. I should tell you, I'm not a hiker, nor am I in top physical condition. I walk daily at our paved park. I found the trail pretty uneven, and had to watch my foot placement. There is a lot of going up and down, while not two steep most of the... More

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Dallas, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This is not a rigorous trail if you compare them with the ones on the hills. However, it may be muddy or slippery. The path is shady, and passes through two parking lots (for restroom visits). The view of upper falls is spectacular. As of June 3rd 2014, the road to Uncle Tom's trail was closed. You may want to... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We hiked this trail June 2012. It gave us gorgeous views of the canyon, but was more difficult than I thought it would be. It was a lot of going up and down along the ridge. I have an artificial leg, so the constant up a hill/down a hill became difficult for me the further into our hike we went.... More

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Joplin, MO
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59 reviews 59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This trail is beautiful. It is not terribly strenuous overall. The views are gorgeous. We hiked it a couple of times since we were staying in the area. The colors around the time of sunset were lovely.

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Petal, Mississippi
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

By all means do drive this and the North Rim trail of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River. There are fantastic views to be seen, such as the magnificent Lower Falls which are 308 feet high.

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Boston
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7 reviews 7 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

The South Rim Trail is amazing. It's a good hike of about a mile, I believe. Some ups and downs made it slightly challenging. The views are unbelievable, with the big payoff at the end. Well worth the effort and part of our trip we'll never forget.

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Ann Arbor MI
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

The trail is about 4 miles round trip. It has the option of continuing into the back country but we didn't do that part. It's easy but very crowded even after Labor Day. However the views of the Lower Falls are great as the trail winds along the south rim of the Canyon. Artist Point, at the end of the... More

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Otsego, Minnesota
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Another crowded spot, but not as bad as others. Take the time to visit this area. Very photogenic area. Just beautiful

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