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.
Start hike from the Ken Patrick trailhead. Along the Ken Patrick trail, will come upon the Uncle Jim Trailhead. The trail is a loop trail that goes along Roaring Springs and Bright Angel Canyons. Trail will overlook the upper sections of the North Kaibab trail
It is always a good idea that everyone carry water! Even though you will be hiking on the rim, you still need water and food.
Inclines to flat. Well defined. 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, little elevation change.
Maine ocean islands provide the only nesting sites for Atlantic puffins in the United States. Eastern Egg Rock in the midcoast region, Seal Island and Matinicus Rock at the mouth of Penobscot Bay, and Machias Seal Island and Petit Manan Island off the downeast coast provide habitat for more than 4,000 puffins each summer.