East Rim Trail #7

Kaibab National Forest
Located 30.3 miles from Tusayan, Arizona (AZ)
4 Stars
3,678 Steps 1  (1.6 mi)
East Rim Trail


The East Rim Trail has a maximum elevation of 8,860 ft (2,701 m), a minimum elevation of 7,470 ft (2,277 m), and an elevation range of 1,390 ft (424 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
3,6781.6 mi7,470 ft8,860 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
40 min0.00 ft1,388 ft
[ B to A ]
1.2 hrs115.71,388 ft0 ft

What is the length of the East Rim Trail?

The length of the trail is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) or 3,678 steps.

How long does it take to hike the East Rim Trail?

A person in good physical health can hike the trail in 40 min in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 1.2 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the 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.

Topo Maps

Download the free East Rim Trail topo map and the adjoining quads to plan your hike. These are full-sheet, 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) Kaibab National Forest topographic maps. Do you want full-sheet outdoor recreation JPEG Topo Maps?

Adjoining 7.5' Quadrangle Legend

  1. Northwest Topo Map: Telephone Hill, AZ
  2. North Topo Map: Kane Ranch, AZ
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Buffalo Tanks, AZ
  4. West Topo Map: De Motte Park, AZ
  5. Topo Map: Dog Point, AZ
  6. East Topo Map: Buffalo Ranch, AZ
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Kanabownits Spring, AZ
  8. South Topo Map: Little Park Lake, AZ
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Point Imperial, AZ

Is there an East Rim trail map?

Yes, and it's free! The East Rim Trail is located on the Dog Point topo map. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the map.



  1. Steps is a unit of distance equal to the sum of stride lengths that vary with the terrain.
  2. Length is the distance of the trail between the two trailheads, measured on the trail.
  3. Min Ele is the minimum elevation on the trail.
  4. Max Ele is the maximum elevation on the trail.
  5. Time is the typical total time required to hike the trail.
  6. Floors is the gain divided by twelve, the height of one floor.
  7. Gain (cumulative elevation gain) is the sum of every gain in elevation.
  8. Loss (cumulative elevation loss) is the sum of every loss in elevation.