This trail start either at the North Kaibab Trailhead or at the Parking area for the North Rim Visitor/Lodge area. There is a drinking fountain to the east of the trailhead if water is needed. The parking area at this end is small and during sometimes maybe full. Make sure you follow the parking signs so you won't be towed away. It is the final 1.75 miles after some of the people that do the Rim to Rim have to go before they have the relief of the accommodations at the North Rim.
The trail if you start at the Kaibab Trailhead starts to the west of the trail sign and immediately goes up in a steep straight up ramp like trail. You crest this area and then cross the road to the other side. Here is the housing for the people that work on the north rim during the summer months. Across the street a little ways up is the new fire station and buildings where they store and base the summer fire crew. You pass the Back Country Headquarters on the way. You follow along the road on the west side and about the 1 mile mark is the campground general store. Here if you have hiked from the other rim you can stop and get supplies. They have food and other supplies even cold drinks. There is a pay phone here and wifi on the porch of the lodge to phone whom ever you need to. The cell phone coverage as of this writing is spotty on the north rim. Continue down he path next to the road. There are picnic tables in a couple of spots along the way if you need a place to rest. You will need to cross to the other side of he road when you get to the hotel portion of the North Rim Lodge. There the trail follows along the parking lot with views of the Roaring Springs Canyon. It ends/starts there at the parking area.
To North Kaibab Trailhead The North Kaibab trailhead is located 41 miles south of Jacob Lake on Highway 67 (1.5 miles north of Grand Canyon Lodge). A small parking area offers limited parking. Transportation is available from the Grand Canyon Lodge (twice each morning; check at the lodge for times and fares) or, for those staying at North Rim Campground, it is a half-mile walk to the trailhead. Hikers on a rim-to-rim hike and who have only one vehicle often use the private Trans-Canyon Shuttle (928-638-2820), which provides service between the North Rim (departs around 6 a.m.) and the South Rim (departs around 1 p.m.) daily from May 15 to October 15. North Rim park facilities (lodge, store, gas station) close on October 15, but Highway 67 remains open to vehicle traffic until winter conditions preclude access. Visitors should be prepared for road closure anytime after October 15, but often Highway 67 remains open into November. Once closed Highway 67 remains so until May 15. It is not possible to reach the trailhead by vehicle before May 15.
Bright Angel Point Trailhead: This trailhead is somewhere around the Grand Canyon Lodge. Trail takes off southward. HAZ needs more information on the exact location. Looks like the a spur trail goes around the cabins to the parking lot too.
Transept Trailhead: North Rim Campground near the General Store
From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) 354 mi - about 6 hours 25 mins From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) 459 mi - about 7 hours 55 mins From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) 208 mi - about 4 hours 18 mins
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