Transept Trail (Grand Canyon Lodge)

A brown sign shows arrows to the start of Transept Trail and Nature Trail.
Start of Transept Trail


Quick Facts
North Rim

This moderate level trail wanders up and down the canyon rim along The Transept, a beautiful side canyon to the west of Grand Canyon Lodge and North Rim Campground. It also links to the northern portion of Bridle Path and the Backcountry Information Center. While this trail is not overly difficult, be advised that some portions wind steeply through woodlands and open vistas.

Be on the lookout for mule deer and other wildlife!

Trail Information

Roundtrip Distance: 2.0 miles (3.2 km), one-way
Elevation change: ~100 feet (~30 m)
Average Hiking Time: 1-2 hours, one-way

Grand Canyon National Park

Last updated: December 1, 2022