Vishnu Trail

Kaibab National Forest
Located 9.9 miles from Tusayan, Arizona (AZ)
4 Stars
1,309 Steps 1  (0.6 mi)
Vishnu Trail


The Vishnu Trail has a maximum elevation of 7,550 ft (2,301 m), a minimum elevation of 7,404 ft (2,257 m), and an elevation range of 146 ft (45 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
1,3090.6 mi7,404 ft7,550 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
14 min1.619 ft147 ft
[ B to A ]
15 min12.2147 ft19 ft

What is the length of the Vishnu Trail?

The length of the trail is 0.6 mi (1.0 km) or 1,309 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Vishnu Trail?

A person in good physical health can hike the trail in 14 min in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 15 min 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 Vishnu 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: Phantom Ranch, AZ
  2. North Topo Map: Cape Royal, AZ
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Desert View, AZ
  4. West Topo Map: Tusayan East, AZ
  5. Topo Map: Grandview Point, AZ
  6. East Topo Map: Grandview Point NE, AZ
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Red Butte, AZ
  8. South Topo Map: Harbison Tank, AZ
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Peterson Flat, AZ

Is there a Vishnu trail map?

Yes, and it's free! The Vishnu Trail is located on the Grandview 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.