Place

Grandview Rim Trail

view of a river and deep forested gorge
One of the many views along the Grandview Rim Trail

NPS/Dave Bieri

Quick Facts

Labeled (5) on the Grandview Area Trails map

Length

1.6 miles/2.57 km (One-way)

Difficulty

Moderate

Trail type

Hiking only

Trail Description

This is the longest trail at Grandview, connecting Main Overlook with Turkey Spur. From Main Overlook to Turkey Spur is a moderate 1.6 mile hike (3.2 miles round trip). Along the way hikers will enjoy many breathtaking views of the gorge and river far below. The trail is rated moderate because of several small steep hills near Turkey Spur. A self-guided trail brochure interprets the first half mile of this trail.The trail begins at Main Overlook and ends at the Turkey Spur Overlook. The road to Turkey Spur allows for an easy return or for a vehicle shuttle for those not wishing to hike back.

To reach trailhead

This trail begins near the Main Overlook in Grandview and ends at the Turkey Spur Overlook. The road to Turkey Spur allows for an easy return or for a vehicle shuttle for thos not wishing to hike back. Extra Large vehicles are not recommended on Turkey Spur Road, due to the raod's narrow width and small parking lot. 

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Last updated: May 3, 2022