Widforss Trail

Grand Canyon, Arizona

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A hike along the North Rim of the Grand Canyon with good views. This is a good walk if you have limited time but still wish to escape the crowds. The well-maintained trail climbs along a slope, then skirts a drainage that soon opens out into the Transept, a side canyon. The trail continues along the rim with occasional views through the dense forest, and then crosses a shallow drainage at the head of the Transept. Shortly after this point, the trail veers away from the rim and continues to Widforss Point at the head of Haunted Canyon. Although the views are more limited than some of the famous viewpoints, the opportunity to enjoy the canyon without the noise and crowds makes this hike very rewarding.

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"A hike along the North Rim of the Grand Canyon with good views. This is a good walk if you have limited time but still wish to escape the crowds. The well-maintained trail climbs along a slope, then skirts a drainage that soon opens out into the Transept, a side canyon.

The trail continues along the rim with occasional views through the dense forest, and then crosses a shallow drainage at the head of the Transept. Shortly after this point, the trail veers away from the rim and continues to Widforss Point at the head of Haunted Canyon. Although the views are more limited than some of the famous viewpoints, the opportunity to enjoy the canyon without the noise and crowds makes this hike very rewarding."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Grand Canyon
Distance: 8.8
Elevation Gain: 300 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: Day hike
Season: Best June to October
Trailhead Elevation: 8,100 feet
Top Elevation: 8,400 feet
Local Contacts: Grand Canyon National Park
Local Maps: USGS Bright Angel Point; Kaibab National Forest, North Kaibab Ranger District
Driving Directions: Directions to Widforss Trail

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May 2018