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Transept Trail (North Rim) 3.0 mi. / 4.8 km round-trip; 1.5 hours approximate round-trip hiking time. Follows the canyon rim from Grand Canyon Lodge to the North Rim Campground.

North Rim Day Hikes

Visitor services and facilities inside the national park on the North Rim are only open from mid May to mid October.

Day hiking in Grand Canyon is one way to experience some of the canyon's rich natural beauty and immense size. No permits or fees are required for day hikes. A good rule to follow is to decide how many hours you wish to hike. When 1/3 of the time has passed, turn around and begin to hike back. Assuming that you are physically fit and have adequate food and water (at least 3 quarts per person), the following day hikes are considered reasonable for most people during the summer months.

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

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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