Cape Final Trail

A wide, brown dirt trail crosses an open, grassy meadow ringed by tall, green ponderosa pine trees standing against a deep blue sky.
The majority of the hike to Cape Final is through the forest, but the view at the end is worth it.

Quick Facts
North Rim

Scenic View/Photo Spot, Trailhead

This relatively flat, forested trail leads hikers 2.1 miles (3.4 k) to the end of Cape Final, for a 4.2 miles (6.8 k) round trip hike. The trail begins at a dirt parking lot 2.4 miles (3.9 k) north of the Cape Royal parking lot. The first half of this rocky trail is entirely within the forest, but views of Grand Canyon begin peaking through the trees around the halfway mark. The trail comes to an end at Cape Final, one of the most spectacular viewpoints on the North Rim of Grand Canyon.

Trail Information

Roundtrip Distance: 4.2 miles (6.8 km)
Elevation change: Minimal
Average Hiking Time: 2-3 hours

Grand Canyon National Park

Last updated: November 12, 2020