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Rim Trail

Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
+1 928-638-7888
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Great Views of the Canyon; Nice Geology Exhibits

Nice trail with beautiful canyon view after beautiful canyon view. Easy walking, but crowded while... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
loonwatchers1993
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Bangor, Maine
Awesome easy trek

My husband and I were having difficulty breathing in the higher altitude, but we persevered and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amy B
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Sacramento, California
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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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“hermit's rest” (68 reviews)
“grand canyon” (193 reviews)
“great walk” (19 reviews)
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Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice trail with beautiful canyon view after beautiful canyon view. Easy walking, but crowded while we were there. In addition to the canyon, you can see glimpses of the Colorado River as well as views of the Bright Angel Trail and the South Kaibab Trail....More

Thank loonwatchers1993
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I were having difficulty breathing in the higher altitude, but we persevered and walked the rim trail from Mather point to El Tovar. Took us about 2.5 hours because we frequently stopped and rested on the many benches along the way. It’s...More

Thank Amy B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy trail for everyone. A must do even for 5 minutes. Can go as far or as near as you want here. Just a little crowded, but worth it.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't rush. Allow plenty of time to just stop and look. Maybe sit for awhile. We stopped and listened to a ranger talk. We stopped at a picnic table for lunch. We enjoyed the part of the trail called Trail of Time. It has geology...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Get to know the canyon and your personal limits by walking as much of this trail before trying Bright Angel or South Kaibab. We went towards Hermits Rest first. Beautiful photos abound.

Thank Jen D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This a is a great family trail that runs all along the Grand Canyon area and provides nice overlook stops as well. The section on the east side affords the prettiest views.

Thank Nora B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Trail of Time is my favorite part of this trail. The views are stunning and the trail is easy enough to really enjoy it. Great for any level of hiker.

Thank nomari2015
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Rim trail is an easy and very scenic walk around the rim. It's paved and pretty much level with little or no incline. There are some points where the day visitors congregate (Mather Point, rim area close to the Visitor Center and Geology Museum...More

Thank 451cece
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the bikes cannot go on the trail, they can go along the trail. It is well worth going along it for a distance since the vista changes.

Thank pjcharles
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For the most part of what I hiked on the Rim Trail it was paved. Easy to "hike" to different views and still get the feel of being out in nature. Sure there is the more natural paths for those that can enjoy them, and...More

1  Thank kevinlaslie
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Mdeverges
23 March 2018|
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Response from mauiwolf | Reviewed this property |
I’ve done the walk as a tour guide many, many times. It’s the perfect walk for people of all ages and fitness. It could be an hour. It could be two. It just depends how often people are stopping to check things out. And it... More
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aksin123
27 March 2017|
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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
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