Grand Canyon National Park

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Kaibab National Forest    
 East Rim Viewpoint / Arizona Trail (dayhike) Easy 1.8 miles
Synopsis: Though there are more spectacular vistas to come, this is a fun little side trip if you just can't wait to get to the North Rim. It also gives one a perspective on a part of the canyon, and the landscape beyond to the northeast, that is less appreciated.
North Rim    
   Lodge Area    
Bridal Path / Transept Trail (dayhike) Easy-Moderate 3.4 miles
Synopsis: Some of the best canyon scenery is to be found in viewing Transept Canyon, and if you don't have the time to do the Widforrs Trail, then the Transept Trail will serve nicely. Doing this hike as a loop, by taking the Bridal Path, allows one to experience the forest areas along with some views of Roaring Springs Canyon on the east side of the plateau.
 Bright Angel Point (P.O.I.) Easy 1 mile
Synopsis: This is an iconic must-do trail for those visiting the North Rim Lodge area. The views into the canyon are typically spectacular, as are the long-distance vistas to the South Rim and Humphreys Peak well beyond. 
 Supai Tunnel - N. Kaibab Trail  (dayhike) Moderate-Difficult 4.1 miles
Synopsis: A hike over the edge and down into the Grand Canyon is a thrilling experience. At the north rim it is just as (if not more) beautiful - and can be far less sweltering. The Kaibab Trail requires some real work on the return trip, but that effort will be amply rewarded along the way. 
 Widforrs Trail (dayhike) Moderate-Difficult 10.1 miles
Synopsis: As ten-mile hikes go you're not going to find many that offer the payoffs this one does. There are spectacular canyon views along the way and at the point, wonderful forest habitat (and, during wildflower season, excellent displays), great spots to pull of the trail and contemplate the scenery - all in a package that doesn't include a couple-thousand feet of elevation gain. It does get a bit samey after a while, but when the sameness is reliably amazing that's a good thing.
   Walhalla Plateau area    
  Cape Royal / Angels Window (P.O.I.) Easy 1.1 miles
Synopsis: This is the highlight of a trip out to the Walhalla Plateau and environs. The views from the point are, as usual, spectacular, and there are interesting signs along the way that focus on the local botany. Along with the Angels Window formation, this also appears to be a spot where people gather for the sunset. A spot not to be missed.
 Point Imperial Overlook (P.O.I.) Easy  0.1 miles
Synopsis: Point Imperial is good spot for a lunch break - especially as it comes surrounded by magnificent scenery. There's little challenge here beyond resisting the urge to take yet another dozen pictures of the canyon, but as long as you're driving out to Cape Royal, it's worth a stop. 
 Roosevelt Pt. Overlook (P.O.I.) Easy 0.3 miles
Synopsis: Yet another of the excellent overlook points that dot this part of the canyon road. There is an interpretive sign at the trailhead, and the trail this time meanders through a meadow area as it jogs out to the viewpoint and back.
 Walhalla Glades Pueblo (P.O.I.) Easy 0.2 miles
Synopsis: An interesting little diversion to some ruins used as a summer camp by earlier canyon dwellers. There is an interpretive sign over next to the parking area that shows the winter home of these Native Americans down in the canyon and connects their travels between the two spots.
 Walhalla Overlook (P.O.I.) Easy 0.2 miles
Synopsis: As long as you've hiked the short distance out to the pueblo ruins, you might as well take in the canyon overlook at the other end of the parking lot while you're here. Can you ever have too many pictures of this amazing place? 

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