Cape Final Trail

Grand Canyon National Park
Located 16.9 miles from Tusayan, Arizona (AZ)
4 Stars
4,533 Steps 1  (2.1 mi)

The Cape Final Trailhead is located on Cape Royal Road at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. The trail passes through a heavily forested area to the east rim of the Grand Canyon.

Cape Final TrailCape Final Trailhead Sign PostHiking the Cape Final Trail


The Cape Final Trail has a maximum elevation of 8,062 ft (2,457 m), a minimum elevation of 7,872 ft (2,399 m), and an elevation range of 190 ft (58 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
4,5332.1 mi7,872 ft8,062 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
51 min18.5222 ft159 ft
[ B to A ]
51 min13.2159 ft222 ft

What is the length of the Cape Final Trail?

The length of the trail is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) or 4,533 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Cape Final Trail?

A person in good physical health can hike the trail in 51 min in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 51 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 Cape Final Trail topo map 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. Do you want full-sheet outdoor recreation JPEG Topo Maps?

Adjoining 7.5' Quadrangle Legend

  1. Northwest Topo Map: Little Park Lake, AZ
  2. North Topo Map: Point Imperial, AZ
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Nankoweap Mesa, AZ
  4. West Topo Map: Bright Angel Point, AZ
  5. Topo Map: Walhalla Plateau, AZ
  6. East Topo Map: Cape Solitude, AZ
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Phantom Ranch, AZ
  8. South Topo Map: Cape Royal, AZ
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Desert View, AZ

Is there a Cape Final trail map?

Yes, and it's free! The Cape Final Trail is located on the Walhalla Plateau 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.