Though not technically a peak, this is still one of the finest viewpoints on the North Rim, if not the whole of the Grand Canyon. With a paved trail the whole way except the last few feet to the top of the rock knob, this hike is likely one of the better hikes in the park as well as one of the easiest.
Please refer to the directions on the Grand Canyon
page to reach the North Rim. Head behind the Grand Canyon Lodge, where the trail will be obvious and well-marked (and that's a serious understatement.)
Just follow the well-traveled, paved trail out along a narrow finger of land reaching out into the canyon, where spectacular views will be afforded the entire way. Climb as many or as few of the small knobs along the way as you want, but the point referred to as Bright Angel is at the end of the short, scenic trail, with a USGS marker of some sort at its apex.
You've got to pay the park fee, but aside from that none.
When to Climb
This hike can be done just about year-round, but it's probably best to avoid the middle of summer, and it should be noted that the North Rim is high enough to close in the winter months due to snow. Sunset and sunrise are arguably the prettiest times of day to hike it, and the middle of the day is often scorching anyways.
If you're willing to shell out the cash, there's camping abundant available in the park.
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