Explore Hiking in Grand Canyon National Park
From paved trails to treacherous switchbacks, the Grand Canyon offers a variety of terrain for all skill and ability levels. Great for families are the Rim Trail on the South Rim and the Bright Angel Point trail on the North Rim. Partially paved and rather level, both of these trails offer stunning views of the canyon and an easy way to access some of the park’s most famous attractions, like Hermit’s Rest on the South Rim.
For intermediate hikers, Cliff Spring Trail on the North Rim and Bright Angel Trail on the South Rim offer a more challenging path for experiencing the beauty of this national treasure. The most experienced hikers will enjoy the steep six-mile hike on the South Kaibab Trail or may perhaps want to secure one of the 13,000 backcountry permits that the park issues to visitors willing to test their physical limits. No matter your skill level, it’s important to always follow the park’s guidelines and safety recommendations, because while beautiful, the trails of Grand Canyon National Park can be dangerous.