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East Rim Trail #7, AZ

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Difficulty 4 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance One Way 1.7 miles
Trailhead Elevation 8,761 feet
Elevation Gain -1,430 feet
Avg Time One Way 1 - 2 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 4.08
Backpack Possible & Connecting
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15  2018-08-05
East Rim - North Canyon Loop
8  2018-05-26
Canyons and Cockscombs loop
32  2015-06-18
Pine Canyon / Donahue loop
5  2015-06-14
Pine Canyon / Donahue loop
52  2013-09-02
Rainbow Rim Trail
5  2012-10-10 joebartels
4  2009-07-18 JoelHazelton
4  2007-09-01 ChefTIO
Author HAZ_Hikebot
author avatar Guides 16,879
Routes 15,958
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Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
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Preferred   Sep, May, Jun, Aug → 1 PM
Seasons   Late Spring to Early Autumn
Sun  7:12am - 6:13pm
Official Route
2 Alternative
Nearby Area Water
Demotte Campground
2.6 mi away
North Canyon Trail
North Canyon Trail
4.6 mi away
7.5 mi
2,616 ft
Kaibab Plateau South - AZT #40
Kaibab Plateau South - AZT #40
5.2 mi away
20.8 mi
2,268 ft
South Canyon Trail - Saddle Mtn Wilderness
6.0 mi away
4.9 mi
1,625 ft
Nankoweap Saddle Overlook
Nankoweap Saddle Overlook
8.9 mi away
7.0 mi
1,850 ft
Nankoweap Trail #57
9.4 mi away
5.1 mi
-2,425 ft
Saddle Mountain Trail - Kaibab
Saddle Mountain Trail - Kaibab
9.4 mi away
7.0 mi
1,200 ft
Nankoweap Trail
Nankoweap Trail
9.4 mi away
11.0 mi
-4,768 ft
South Canyon Route
South Canyon Route
9.8 mi away
13.0 mi
3,447 ft
Triple Alcoves Trail
Triple Alcoves Trail
9.9 mi away
1.0 mi
30 ft
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Beginning at East Rim Viewpoint, Trail #7 makes a steep descent down the rim of North Canyon, passing through mixed conifer forests, oak thickets, ferns, and rock cliffs, before joining the two forks of Trail #4 at the bottom. Because of the steep-sided and narrow pathway on this trail, riders should use only experienced trail horses.

This trail provides an alternate entrance or exit connecting to Trail #4 in the Saddle Mountain Wilderness. It descends from East Rim Viewpoint into North Canyon, where it joins Trail #4.

This is a 2 to 3 hour round-trip hike, with an easy descent and a steep climb on the return. Most often this trail is used as a link to either Trail #4 or Trail #36.

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2018-07-14 HAZ_Hikebot

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    FR / Dirt Road / Gravel - Car Okay

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    Trailhead at 8,810 feet in the Saddle Mountain Wilderness at East Rim Viewpoint.

    From North Kaibab Visitor Center go south on State Highway 67, 26.5 miles (0.7 miles beyond Demotte Campground entrance) and turn east onto FR 611; in 1.4 miles FR 611 intersects FR 610; continue on FR 611 for 2.6 miles to East Rim Viewpoint where Trail #7 starts at the Wilderness boundary.

    About one hour from North Kaibab Visitor Center.

    Road Conditions: Forest Roads 611 and 610 are suitable for sedans in dry weather. AZ 67 is closed after the first winter snowfall.
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