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Rim Trail

Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Scenic and level walking trail, which is easy enough to bring the kids.
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“easy walk” (47 reviews)
“hermit's rest” (64 reviews)
“shuttle bus” (55 reviews)
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Reviewed yesterday

Good walk- beautiful views- can read some of the history along the way- go at your own pace and enjoy

Thank barbiewalker72
Reviewed 2 days ago

While this is subpar to actually hiking down, definitely do this if you can. it isn't very hard and every spot there are areas to detour and have fun on the rocks and look out at America's most beautiful area.

Thank Coltcritic
Reviewed 1 week ago

The rim itself is beautiful and almost from every point you can find a different view. The highlight is the stones along the road dated up to 2,000,000,000 years ago - you fill like you walk through history. it starts at the second shuttle station...More

1  Thank Eran R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the most beautiful walk I have ever been on. Words can't describe the natural beauty in the Canyon and along the trail. There are many areas that you can walk right to the edge and get some of the most awe inspiring views...More

Thank shicklegrubber62
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good hike, mostly flat hike with different view points of the Grand Canyon. It’s a nice leisurely walk around the rim and you can go as far as you would like. There is information to read along the way too so you know what your...More

Thank Merlot D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is rated as one of the easier trails at the Canyon, with little elevation change. You still get amazing views of the Canyon from this paved pathway. In the mid-day sun, though, it can still get grueling. Thankfully there are water stations every so...More

1  Thank Daniel O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Rim Trail is a flat walk that goes along the edge of the Canyon. There are many viewpoints, each with their own personality and beauty. A must walk/hike. Each time of the day the views an lighting is different. Spend some time. Take water...More

1  Thank frugalarnie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We only had a couple hours but got to see sunset at Hobi and take a short one mile hike to Mahabe point.

Thank osucb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Paved easy path to walk. Can hop on a shuttle to another section of it if you don't want to walk the entire distance. Spectacular views that are different at each stop along the way. Not a lot of shade but some so be prepared...More

1  Thank tbga53107
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked along parts of the rim and took the shuttle when we needed a break from walking. It was so neat to see how the view changed from one viewpoint to the next.

Thank scrappysquirrel
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March 27, 2017|
Response from advntrmom10 | Reviewed this property |
Do you mean from Yavapai Point on the Rim or the lodge? There are maps online of the South Rim trail that will answer your question about walking from point to point. We used the bus from Yavapai lodge to the Rim Trail... More
Pam S
March 1, 2017|
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Response from Happike | Reviewed this property |
Here is the official answer from the park management. Most of the trail is paved and some sections are accessible. Excellent walking for quiet views of the inner canyon and for visitors who desire an easy hike with minimal... More
December 11, 2016|
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Response from Cynthia A | Reviewed this property |
We were here in October and the road was blocked except for the Grand Canyon Rim Trail Buses.which are very convenient.