Inclines to flat. Well defined. Shade along trail. 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 elevation change. In winter surfaces may be slippery or icy when snowy. Beware of lightning during summer thunderstorms. Leashed pets are permitted on the trail but not on park shuttle buses.
Begin from any viewpoint in Grand Canyon Village or along Hermit Road. Can access the trail from many of the shuttle bus stops.
Trailhead Elevation is 6,820 feet, varies approximately 200 feet.
No water along trail. Water in Grand Canyon Village area and at Hermits Rest.
|Pipe Creek Vista||1.3mi||Paved trail begins here and heads west towards the village. Shuttle bus stop.|
|Mather Point||0.7mi||T||Closest overlook to Canyon View Information Plaza.|
|Yavapai Point||0.75mi||T||Glass observation area with canyon information. Shuttle bus stop.|
|Park Headquarters junction||1.0mi||The trail between this point and the next passes historic buildings, restrooms, and water.|
|Village Route Transfer||0.7mi||Shuttle bus stop.|
|Trailview Overlook||0.7mi||Good views of the Bright Angel Trail. Shuttle bus stop.|
|Maricopa Point||0.5mi||Shuttle bus stop.|
|Powell Point||0.3mi||Pavement ends and trail becomes 3 foot wide dirt trail. Shuttle bus stop.|
|Hopi Point||0.8mi||T||Great spot for viewing the sunset. Shuttle bus stop.|
|Mohave Point||1.1mi||Shuttle bus stop.|
|The Abyss||0.9mi||Shuttle bus stop.|
|Monument Creek Vista||1.7mi||Dirt trail ends and trail becomes a 9 foot wide paved trail. Shuttle bus stop.|
|Pima Point||1.1mi||Shuttle bus stop.|
|Hermits Rest||W,T||Small gift shop and snack bar. Shuttle bus stop.|
This hike is listed as One-Way. When you hike several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the