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Grand Canyon Hikes

The Grand Canyon is one of the most iconic National Parks in the world, and the good news is that there's a Grand Canyon hike for everyone. Whether you want to hike down to the bottom of the canyon, or whether a short flat hike along the rim away from the crowds is your thing, there's a hike for you. In this guide to Grand Canyon hiking, I'll give you my recommendations for the best hikes, some Grand Canyon hiking itineraries, and lots of Grand Canyon hiking and planning tips.Don't forget to check out my Grand Canyon hiking tips too!

Name Distance Level Location Climb Dogs
Hike Hermit Trail to Dripping Springs6.8HardGrand Canyon Village2600N
South Rim Trail to Hermit’s Rest8.6ModerateGrand Canyon Village830Y
South Rim Trail: Visitor’s Center to Bright Angel Trail Hike3EasyGrand Canyon Village-300Y
South Rim Trail: Visitor’s Center to South Kaibab Trail Hike2.8EasyGrand Canyon Village180Y
Hike the Shoshone Point Trail2.2EasyGrand Canyon Village130N
Ooh Ahh Point Hike1.8ModerateGrand Canyon Village600N
Hike South Kaibab Trail to Cedar Ridge3ModerateGrand Canyon Village1200N
Hike the South Kaibab Trail to Skeleton Point6HardGrand Canyon Village2060N
Grandview Trail To Horseshoe Mesa Hike6HardGrand Canyon Village2760N
Hike 1.5 Mile Resthouse on the Bright Angel Trail3ModerateGrand Canyon Village1100N
Hike 3 Mile Resthouse on the Bright Angel Trail6HardGrand Canyon Village2100N
Hike Indian Garden (Grand Canyon) on the Bright Angel Trail9HardGrand Canyon Village3050N
Bright Angel Trail to Plateau Point Hike12.5HardGrand Canyon Village3200N

Top Grand Canyon Hikes

Hike The South Kaibab Trail To Skeleton Point

I’ve hiked hundreds of miles in the Grand Canyon, and here are my top picks for hikes at all levels.  Also, just a note, there are many trails in the Grand Canyon, and you could literally create hundreds of different routes. I’m only recommending day hikes that are also recommended by the National Parks Service. If you’ve got a lot of experience hiking in the Grand Canyon already, you’ll be able to put your own adventures together. These hikes are best suited for folks who are newer to hiking in the Grand Canyon.

Best Grand Canyon Hikes

  1. Bright Angel Trail to Plateau Point
  2. South Kaibab Trail to Skeleton Point
  3. Grandview Trail to Horseshoe Mesa
  4. Hermit Trail to Dripping Springs

Grand Canyon Hikes For Beginners

  1. Rim Trail to Bright Angel
  2. Rim Trail to South Kaibab
  3. Shoshone Point
  4. Ooh Ahh Point
  5. 1.5 Mile Resthouse

Grand Canyon Hikes Away From Crowds

  1. Grandview Trail to Horseshoe Mesa
  2. Hermit Trail to Dripping Springs
  3. Shoshone Point
  4. Rim Trail to Hermit’s Rest

Grand Canyon Hikes For Families

  1. Shoshone Point
  2. Ooh Ahh Point
  3. Rim Trail to South Kaibab
  4. Rim Trail to Bright Angel

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