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Rim Trail - Mather Point to Pipe Crk Overlook, AZ

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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance One Way 1.2 miles
Trailhead Elevation 7,100 feet
Elevation Gain 50 feet
Avg Time One Way 1 hour
Kokopelli Seeds 1.37
Backpack No
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7  2018-06-05 Tortoise_Hiker
4  2013-12-14
River Trail - Grand Canyon
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8  2012-12-17
Plateau Point
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5  2010-11-26 hippiepunkpirate
17  2008-05-26 TM1ssKDMac
13  2007-10-03 Dschur
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Preferred   May, Oct, Sep, Apr → Any
Seasons   ALL
Sun  7:05am - 5:21pm
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Nearby Area Water
Rim Trail - GC South Rim
0.0 mi away
11.6 mi
200 ft
Skeleton Point
Skeleton Point
0.7 mi away
5.5 mi
2,179 ft
Grand Canyon Corridor Loop
Grand Canyon Corridor Loop
0.7 mi away
32.0 mi
11,790 ft
South Kaibab Trail
South Kaibab Trail
0.7 mi away
6.2 mi
-4,790 ft
Boulder Canyon - Grand Canyon
0.7 mi away
24.0 mi
5,000 ft
Grand Canyon - Inner Gorge - AZT #38
Grand Canyon - Inner Gorge - AZT #38
0.7 mi away
20.5 mi
6,688 ft
Mather Campground
1.1 mi away
O
O'Neill Butte
1.4 mi away
0.2 mi
304 ft
Rim Trail - Village to Mather Point
Rim Trail - Village to Mather Point
1.7 mi away
2.5 mi
270 ft
Shoshone Point Trail
Shoshone Point Trail
1.7 mi away
2.0 mi
269 ft
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Fauna Nearby
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South Rim Views
by Dschur

Hike: This is an easy hike that wanders along the rim of the Grand Canyon South-Rim. This has just been recently paved and makes a good trail for anyone even the handicapped can use this trail. It is wheelchair accessible. There is also less people traffic than on most of the trails along the rim of the canyon. The best place to park is at the Pipe Creek overlook which a stop for the shuttle busses on the Kaibab Trail shuttle. It is the first overlook on the East Drive of the canyon. There are three parking places along the road that you can park at. The trail starts to the East of the parking areas and the shuttle drop off. It is easy to find and takes you along the rim of the canyon to Mather Point which is about 1.5 miles along the trail and is one of the busiest points at the canyon.


The trail goes thru an area where a fire has burned so it is a little bit open in that area. There are many unfenced overlooks so be careful in approaching the rim. There is all kinds of wildlife from Western bluebirds and lizards and there are deer too along the trail. Once to the Mather point (you will be able to tell because the amount of people will increase including the tour groups but they tend to stay close to the point itself and don't wander too far down the trail) you can turn around and go back to the start or hike along some more of the Rim trail. It goes all the way to Bright Angel Lodge. At Mather point it is just a short hike to the Visitor center with restrooms and drinking fountains if more water is needed or you can catch the shuttles to the rest of the canyon. It is an easy hike on back to the parking area the way you came.

Hermit's Rest to Village7.4 mi
Hermit's Rest to Pima Point1.1 mi
Pima Point to The Abyss2.6 mi
The Abyss to Mohave Point1.0 mi
Mohave Point to Hopi Point0.8 mi
Hopi Point to Powell Point0.2 mi
Powell Point to Maricopa Point0.5 mi
Maricopa Point to Trailview Overlook0.7 mi
Trailview Overlook to Village0.5 mi
Village to Mather Point2.5 mi
Village to Yavapai Point1.9 mi
Yavapai Point to Mather Point0.6 mi
Mather Point to Pipe Creek Overlook1.2 mi
Mather Point to Pipe Creek Overlook1.2 mi

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WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.


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To hike
Take I-40 to Williams, AZ, then North along State HWY 64. Grand Canyon park is at the end, they will give you maps when you enter.

It is the first overlook on the East Drive of the canyon towards Desert View and Cameron.
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