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Ken Patrick Trail, AZ

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Distance One Way 10 miles
Trailhead Elevation 8,238 feet
 Dogs not allowed
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Preferred Sep, May, Jun, Aug → Early
Seasons   Late Spring to Autumn
Sun  6:16am - 6:49pm
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Historic Fire Perimetersacres
🔥 2009 Aspen Fire17.8 mi*
🔥 2004 BRIGHTWFU Fire10.6 mi*
🔥 2001 Vista Fire12.0 mi*
🔥 2000 Outlet52.6 mi*
🔥 1960 Saddle Mt Fire24.4 mi*
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Grand Canyon NPS Details
Hiking the RIM trails are ideal day hikes. They offer a variety of different views along trails that offer good hiking with little elevation change.

Hike though forest and long rim to Point Imperial. Trail past Old Bright Angel trailhead may become more difficult to follow.

Because of the distance everyone needs to carry water! You need to eat and drink while hiking!

Trail Condition:

Inclines, with some steep sections. Some parts obscure. Shade along trail.

Directions to Trailhead:

About 2 miles from the Lodge or 1.5 miles by hiking trail. Parking lot at N. Kaibab trailhead.

Trailhead Elevation:

8,250 Feet, elevation increases 553 feet (8,803 feet).


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NO water along trail.
Destination Distance (in Miles) Services: W = Water; T = Toilet/Restroom; E = Emergency Phone
To Next Point Total From Trailhead Round Trip From Trailhead Services Notes
Ken Patrick Trailhead 0.5 East side of parking area.
Uncle Jim Trailhead 9.5 0.5 1.0 Trail to Left.
Point Imperial 10 20

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One-Way Notice
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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Rim-to-Rim and Extended Day Hike/Run

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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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