Hiking the RIM trails are ideal day hikes. They offer a variety of different views along trails thtt offer good hiking with little elevation change.
Hike though forest and long rim to Point Imperial. Trail past Old Bright Angel trailhead may become more difficult to follow.
Because of the distance everyone needs to carry water! You need to eat and drink while hiking!
Inclines, with some steep sections. Some parts obscure. Shade along trail. Directions to Trailhead: About 2 miles from the Lodge or 1.5 miles by hiking trail. Parking lot at N. Kaibab trailhead. Trailhead Elevation: 8,250 Feet, elevation increases 553 feet (8,803 feet). Services:
NO water along trail. 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 Ken Patrick Trailhead 0.5 East side of parking area. Uncle Jim Trailhead 9.5 0.5 1.0 Trail to Left. Point Imperial 10 20 back to North Rim day hikes