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Grandview Trail

Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Best Views Period

It gets a four because it's tough. If you're just here for the views and photos, then hang around... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2018
Zoom_Gotti
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Henderson, Nevada
Demanding but amazing

We found this trail quite demanding, especially the first part. It’s steep and rough and if you... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
Andrea M
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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This narrow trail leading to a 7,400 promontory is very popular for the first half mile or so, then it becomes a lot more rugged.
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  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
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"horseshoe mesa"
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"initial descent"
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"bright angel and south kaibab"
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Reviewed 25 May 2018

It gets a four because it's tough. If you're just here for the views and photos, then hang around the point or walk down the trail a few minutes. Don't try to go any farther. But if you want a healthy backpacking and day hike...More

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

We found this trail quite demanding, especially the first part. It’s steep and rough and if you have a gps track you will feel like you are doing absolutely zero progress on the overall trail for the first hour and a half. Keep going and...More

1  Thank Andrea M
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

1.1 miles to Coconino Saddle with 1200 elevation change makes for a steep trip but nearly deserted trail. We of 68 and 73 years had a fine time, the trail is not that difficult and rewards are worth the effort, fairly close to Desert View...More

5  Thank Ray37364
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Reviewed 13 June 2017

If you are a fit, prepared and experienced hiker, you'll groove on Grandview. (Called "Horseshoe Mesa" in some hiking guides.) No comparison to Bright Angel: the super steep initial descent and tricky cobblestone surface keeps tourists at the viewpoint, which is for the best. You'll...More

2  Thank VespagirL55
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

We took this trail from Grandview point to horseshoe mesa which is about 6 miles round trip. I haven't been on Bright Angel or South Kaibab trails so I can't compare but this trail has light traffic. We saw a total of about 20 people...More

2  Thank Clark W
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Reviewed 19 May 2017

Underused trail alert! Not as well known as the Bright Angel and South Kaibab. Well worth it to hike to the horseshoe mesa and back. Start early (4-5am) to have the trail mostly to yourself. Overnight camping near horseshoe mesa is possible. Overnight parking is...More

2  Thank greenluck007
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Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

This is a rather difficult hike, dropping 2000ft in 3 miles. As the sign notes, it is not well maintained in winter. There are many points where you are on the edge but the views are breathtaking and the adrenaline is worth it. Remember it...More

1  Thank Dylan L
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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Hiked down to Cottonwood Creek via the Grandview Trail, which is a staggering knee-jarring 3500 ft descent! I trained for this hike, and it certainly paid off. Hard on the knees going down, and the rocky trail makes it easy to slip and fall. Going...More

1  Thank mmdy
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Reviewed 26 November 2016

I am in excellent shape and do not consider myself to be afraid of heights. However, this trail is soooo steep and the drop offs so severe with nothing blocking your view of the vast expanse that I discovered I have a fear of falling....More

2  Thank jan1414
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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

My hubby and I were able to get a back county permit to camp for one night in Horseshoe Mesa while adventuring in the Grand Canyon. The Grandview Trail leads down to the Horseshoe Mesa. The total trek down was 3 miles. The total trek...More

3  Thank Margopolo613
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