Rim Trail

Grand Canyon National Park, AZ

The Rim Trail is a flat, mostly paved trail that runs for approximately 13 miles along the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in Grand Canyon National Park. Kim and I visited the Grand Canyon from Feb 12 to Feb 14 2024. The trail is an easy walk and provide a great and beautiful overview of the canyon. We actually walked from Mather Point to Bright Angel Trailhead on the first afternoon we arrived at the canyon and then walked from South Kaibab Trailhead to Mather Point after hiking the South Kaibab trail the next day. The track below puts these two walks together as if they were one walk.

Walk-Specific Map

Elevation Profile


GPX Download

A sanitized GPX file of our hike is here.

Summary Information

NUM trackID Primary Description Distance CumDist DeltaElev
1 GCSRIM01 South Rim Trail Yaki Point to Mather Point 2.57 2.57 -84
2 GCSRIM02 South Rim Trail Mather Point to Yavapai Point 0.74 3.32 -34
3 GCSRIM03 South Rim Trail Yavapai Point to Grandeur Point 0.34 3.66 -38
4 GCSRIM04 South Rim Trail Grandeur Point to El Tovar Lodge 1.57 5.22 -167
5 GCSRIM05 South Rim Trail El Tovar Lodge to Bright Angel Trailhead 0.28 5.50 -29