North Bass Trail

Grand Canyon, Arizona 86023

North Bass Trail

North Bass Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"A rigorous rim-to-river backpack of four or more days, tracing one of the North Rim’s most difficult trails; for experienced Grand Canyon hikers only. The 2-mile round-trip to historic Muav Saddle cabin offers a unique destination for a short day hike.

Many hikers, however, continue on to Powell Plateau. The rugged, brushy, and obscure North Bass Trail is demanding. The 9-mile round-trip to the top of the Redwall is a good destination for seasoned hikers, where they will enjoy fine views into lower Muav Canyon and Shinumo Amphitheater."

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Trail Information

Grand Canyon
Nearby City
5,728 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Best: Late May or early June through mid-October
7,928 feet
Trailhead Elevation
2,200 feet
Top Elevation
Grand Canyon National Park
Local Contacts
USGS quads: King Arthur Castle and Havasupai Point; Trails Illustrated Grand Canyon National Park
Local Maps