The Uncle Jim Trail is one of the most popular hiking trails within the Grand Canyon North Rim. The trail begins with a gentle climb through a tall forest of Aspen and Ponderosa Pine. Some sections of the trail can be a steep climb, but overall a fun, moderate hike. A short spur trail leads to an overlook where you can see the switchbacks of the North Kaibab Trail.
The Uncle Jim Trail has a maximum elevation of 8,482 ft (2,585 m), a minimum elevation of 8,260 ft (2,518 m), and an elevation gain of 6,550 ft (1,997 m) in the [ A to B ] direction.
The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Uncle Jim Trail while hiking in the [ A to B ] and [ B to A ] direction at a typical speed and is based on gross weight (which includes anything carried), the topography, trail length and trail conditions.
|[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]|
|Steps 1||Length 2||Min Ele 3||Max Ele 4|
|5,537||2.5 mi||8,260 ft||8,482 ft|
|[ A to B ]|
|Time 5||Floors 6||Gain 7||Loss 8|
|1.1 hrs||0.3||6,550 ft||6,679 ft|
|[ B to A ]|
|1.1 hrs||0.3||6,679 ft||6,550 ft|
The length of the Uncle Jim Trail is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) or 5,537 steps.
A person in good physical health can hike the Uncle Jim Trail in 1.1 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 1.1 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.
Download free Uncle Jim Trail topo maps and the adjoining quads to plan your hike. These are full-sheet, 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) Grand Canyon National Park topographic maps.
Yes, and it's free! The Uncle Jim Trail is located on the Bright Angel Point topo map. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the map.
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