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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This is a moderately difficult hike.
This hike is listed as One-Way.
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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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