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Great trail if you are prepared

If you are a fit, prepared and experienced hiker, you'll groove on Grandview. (Called "Horseshoe... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2017
Bushnell, Florida
Great Trail

We took this trail from Grandview point to horseshoe mesa which is about 6 miles round trip. I... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2017
Clark W
Phoenix, Arizona
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This narrow trail leading to a 7,400 promontory is very popular for the first half mile or so, then it becomes a lot more rugged.
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Reviewed 13 June 2017

If you are a fit, prepared and experienced hiker, you'll groove on Grandview. (Called "Horseshoe Mesa" in some hiking guides.) No comparison to Bright Angel: the super steep initial descent and tricky cobblestone surface keeps tourists at the viewpoint, which is for the best. You'll...More

1  Thank VespagirL55
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We took this trail from Grandview point to horseshoe mesa which is about 6 miles round trip. I haven't been on Bright Angel or South Kaibab trails so I can't compare but this trail has light traffic. We saw a total of about 20 people...More

1  Thank Clark W
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Underused trail alert! Not as well known as the Bright Angel and South Kaibab. Well worth it to hike to the horseshoe mesa and back. Start early (4-5am) to have the trail mostly to yourself. Overnight camping near horseshoe mesa is possible. Overnight parking is...More

1  Thank greenluck007
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

This is a rather difficult hike, dropping 2000ft in 3 miles. As the sign notes, it is not well maintained in winter. There are many points where you are on the edge but the views are breathtaking and the adrenaline is worth it. Remember it...More

1  Thank Dylan L
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Hiked down to Cottonwood Creek via the Grandview Trail, which is a staggering knee-jarring 3500 ft descent! I trained for this hike, and it certainly paid off. Hard on the knees going down, and the rocky trail makes it easy to slip and fall. Going...More

1  Thank mmdy
Reviewed 26 November 2016

I am in excellent shape and do not consider myself to be afraid of heights. However, this trail is soooo steep and the drop offs so severe with nothing blocking your view of the vast expanse that I discovered I have a fear of falling....More

2  Thank jan1414
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

My hubby and I were able to get a back county permit to camp for one night in Horseshoe Mesa while adventuring in the Grand Canyon. The Grandview Trail leads down to the Horseshoe Mesa. The total trek down was 3 miles. The total trek...More

2  Thank Margopolo613
Reviewed 15 October 2016

The Grandview Trail is one of the steepest ones to hike into the Grand Canyon so one should only do it if prepared for that type of hike. It is the shortest. The trail departs from Grandview Point area. While there is parking there, I...More

2  Thank mini
Reviewed 9 September 2016

This is a great hike but not an easy one. This hike has everything accept a crowd. You have steepness, switchbacks, great views and absolute silence. Due to the difficulty of this trail we saw very few hikers during the six hours to complete this...More

5  Thank Tony W
Reviewed 22 July 2016

My parents and I hiked this trail to get down to the back country sites past Horseshoe Mesa (March 2014-It woudn't let me selected later than August 2015). We spent 4 days and 3 nights in the back country. Reviews we had read from other...More

Thank Erin M
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