Walhalla Glades Trail

The Walhalla Glades is unique in that it is a peninsula, surrounded on three sides by the Grand Canyon. It is also located at one of the lower elevation points on the North Rim, allowing warm updrafts of air to melt away snow that in other areas, would impede access. In terms of a hiking trail, these conditions couldn’t be …

Uncle Jim Trail

Uncle Jim Trail is a short trail on the Grand Canyon’s North Rim with a scenic destination overlooking the switchbacks of the North Kaibab Trail, Roaring Springs, and the Bright Angel Canyons. Just like many shorter trails on the park, Uncle Jim Trail is more of a detour to Uncle Jim Point. The main trail you’ll follow to get there …

Thunder River Trail

Water, in any of its forms, always attracts the hiker to a trail and the Grand Canyon, for all its scenic diversity, is no exception. For years, tourists have flocked to the Havasu Valley to gain access to the Havasupai Reservation and its wealth of waterfalls. The park itself however, offers a variety of creeks, springs and rivers, along maintained …

The Transept Trail

A short, introductory trail to North Rim views is the Transept Trail, an alternative route many visitors hike to get their first glimpse at the inner gorge of the Grand Canyon. Tracing the rim from the Grand Canyon Lodge to the North Rim Campground, this short hike is a great way to avoid the crowded viewpoint and enjoy a great …

The North Bass Trail

The North Bass Trail is one that encompasses the phenomenal essence of Grand Canyon diversity as no one trail can; the varying geology and ecosystem c oupled with the challenging terrain every hiker craves can be found along this trail. Considered William W. Bass’s masterpiece, the trail was designed by a rugged hiker for the rugged hiker.  Built to highlight the …

The Nankoweap Trail 

Nankoweap Trail is the product of John W. Powell’s fascination with Grand Canyon geology. Initially known as the Horse Thief Trail for reasons explained in the title, Powell was determined to improve Nankoweap Trail for nature tourism and preservation. A highly primitive trail, Nankoweap Trail is the North Rim’s second main rim-to-river trail and perhaps one of the most difficult …

Deer Creek Trail

Toward the western edge of the Grand Canyon, on the park’s norther rim, lies Deer Creek, the destination point of Deer Creek Trail. Rather than an actual trail, the path leading toward Deer Creek is more of a route- a detour westward from a fork along Thunder River Trail. The destination is what matters and this route will take you …

Clear Creek Trail

In the early 1930s, nature hiking was in its pioneering stages and the Grand Canyon was slowly showing its potential as a scenic hiking destination rather than the mineral gold mine many of its first prospectors ambitiously hoped it would be. With this new shift in interests, new trails were born to accommodate the interests of visitors. Clear Creek Trail, …

Widforss Trail

Named after Gunnar Widforss, a painter whose inspiration came the Grand Canyon’s scenic beauty, Widforss trail is a five-mile (8 km) pathway located on the Grand Canyon’s North Rim. The trail follows the plateau along The Transept’s rust-colored walls, into a forrest of pine, maple, firs and aspen, and then opens onto a revealing outlook, from which views of the …

Tuckup Trail

This hiking trail is on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon and covers a vast amount of land from Toroweap Point all the way to 150-Mile Canyon. Part of the Supai formation, Tuckup Trail is a primitive trail that started off as a place where cowboys would camp out for the night as they led cattle- and as such, …