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Bright Angel Point Trail (North Rim) 0.5 mi. / 0.8 km round-trip; 30 minutes approximate round-trip hiking time. A short walk on a paved trail to a spectacular view of the canyon. The trail begins at the log shelter in the parking area by the Visitor Center or at the corner of the back porch behind the lodge. Self-guiding nature trail pamphlets are available from a box along the trail.

North Rim Lodge Area Trails

Hiking the RIM trails are ideal day hikes. They offer a variety of different views along trails that offer good hiking with little elevation change. There are two short trails in the lodge area that make ideal day hikes for everyone.

The BRIGHT ANGEL POINT TRAIL offers a short half mile (1 mile round trip) hike with a great view of the canyon. The TRANSEPT TRAIL offers a 1.5 mile (3 miles round trip) hike, the view is mostly of the side canyon.

Everyone needs to carry water! A common mistake is not carrying water and not carrying enough water. When hiking in a group, each person should be carrying water; carrying for the group is a common mistake. Always remember to eat as well as drink while hiking, you will be using alot of energy when hiking the canyon.

Trailhead Information below

North Rim Lodge Area Trails

The BRIGHT ANGEL POINT TRAIL offers a short half mile (1 mile round trip) hike with a great view of the canyon. The TRANSEPT TRAIL offers a 1.5 mile (3 miles round trip) hike, the view is mostly of the side canyon.

It is always a good idea that everyone carry water! Even though you will be hiking on the rim, you still need water.

Trail Condition:

Inclines to flat. Well defined. Shade along trail.

Directions to Trailhead:

Both start from the North Rim Lodge area.

Trailhead Elevation:

8,255 Feet, little elevation change.

Services:

NO Assistance on Trail.

Note:

NO water along trail. Water at Lodge and campground.
Destination Distance (in Miles) Services: W = Water; T = Toilet/Restroom; E = Emergency Phone
To Next Point Total From Trailhead Round Trip From Trailhead Services Notes
W T E
Bright Angel Point Trailhead 0.5           The trailhead starts from the parking lot, starting from the lodge shortens the hike.
Bright Angel Point   0.5 1.0       Excellent overlook.
 
Transept Trailhead 1.5           Starts below lodge patio area.
Campground   1.5 3.0 X X    

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