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    Ken Patrick Trail South via Point Imperial

    Difficulty
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    Hard
    Duration
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    4-5.5h
    Distance
    This reflects the return distance of this route as measured by the GPS file.
    15.6 km
    Elevation
    This reflects the total elevation gained throughout this route as measured by the GPS file. This includes all ascents and descents, and is higher than what is quoted in most route guides, which simply measure the distance between the starting-point and high-point of the route.
    377 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    Hiking to Ken Patrick Trail South from Point Imperial gives you two stunning viewpoints to appreciate on one hike. This route is awesome if you’re alright with a longer trail and want the full North Rim experience. To make this more doable in a day, consider planning for a car shuttle or hiking a portion of this route instead of the full distance. Expect moderate traffic and the need for a bit of routefinding.

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    Route Description for Ken Patrick Trail South via Point Imperial

    Ken Patrick Trail South via Point Imperial is a fun North Rim adventure that lets you appreciate two stellar viewpoints in one hike. This route is packed with views, although it can be a little tough to follow at times. A GPS track will go a long way with this one.

    Because this is a point-to-point hike that would make for a very long out and back trip, we recommend planning for a car shuttle at each end of the route or hiking just a portion of this route if you’re wanting a quicker day trip. You can go as far as you like before turning back and retracing your steps.

    From the trailhead at Point Imperial, the route hugs the edge of the rim, passing Sullivan Peak, Mount Hayden, and Kibbey Butte. Where Cape Royal Road intersects, you’ll begin to curve right to head away from the rim. Stay right where Uncle Jim Trail intersects, then arrive at the end of the trail not far from the North Rim Campground.

    Getting to the Ken Patrick Trail South via Point Imperial Trailhead

    The trailhead for Ken Patrick Trail South via Point Imperial is at the end of Point Imperial Road.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground

      No

    • When to do

      April-November

    • Pets allowed

      No

    • Family friendly

      No

    • Route Signage

      Poor

    • Crowd Levels

      Moderate

    • Route Type

      One Way

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