North Rim

North Rim Trail

Portions of this trail are paved and wheelchair accessible, especially near the major overlooks. The full-length walk is almost 3 miles (4.8 km). You can begin at either end; this description begins at the Wapiti Lake Trailhead on South Rim Drive near Chittenden Bridge. The first 0.5 miles (0.8 km) takes you close to the river and the brink of the Upper Falls, described above. You’ll cross Cascade Creek above Crystal Falls, then continue another 0.5 miles (0.8 km) to the trail leading to Brink of Lower Falls Trail. Next you’ll come to Lookout Point (0.5 mi/0.8 km), to Grand View (0.25 mi/0.4 km), and finally to Inspiration Point (slightly more than 1 mi/1.6 km). The trail between Lookout Point and Grand View is paved and wheelchair-accessible.

Photo of people on the North Rim Trail
People on the North Rim Trail (NPS/Neal Herbert).