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    Widforss Trail

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    14.6 km
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    316 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    The Widforss Trail is a 14.5 km route on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon that takes you through the peaceful forests of the canyon to viewpoints with dramatic canyon sightlines. This trail takes a bit of fitness because of its length, but the elevation gain is inconsistent and rather gentle, so beginners should still add this one to their itineraries. Expect light to moderate traffic on this hike.

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    Route Description for Widforss Trail

    The Widforss Trail is a more relaxed adventure on the rugged North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Don’t let the mileage on this trail scare you- it’s got a forgiving elevation profile and lots of pretty viewpoints to stop into along the way. This route is suitable for all ages and skill levels and doesn’t get too busy. Bring extra layers, water, and sunscreen to prepare for the variable weather on the North Rim.

    From the Widforss Trailhead, you’ll take the trail south and then west. It winds back and forth near the rim, taking you through a lovely forest. Peekaboo viewpoints appear intermittently throughout the hike, so stop in and admire the view at each new vantage point.

    Pulling away from the rim, you’ll have one longer stretch through the trees until emerging at the final viewpoint right in front of Manu Temple and Buddha Temple. From here, turn around and retrace your steps to the trailhead.

    Getting to the Widforss Trail Trailhead

    The trailhead for the Widforss Trail is on the Widforss Trail access road.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground


    • When to do


    • Pets allowed


    • Family friendly

      Older Children only

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    • Crowd Levels


    • Route Type

      Out and back

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