Ken Patrick Trail
A half-day, round-trip day hike along the east rim of the Kaibab Plateau. The Ken Patrick Trail stretches 10 miles across the Kaibab Plateau from Point Imperial to the North Kaibab trailhead, surveying cool Canadian Zone forests throughout its length. Only the 3-mile segment between Point Imperial and the Cape Royal Road follows the plateau rim. This segment of trail maintains mostly gentle grades, alternating from cool, shady conifer forests to openings that afford panoramic vistas into Nankoweap Creek canyon and beyond. This trip is an excellent choice for a summer day hike when searing heat envelops the inner Canyon. You need not hike the full 3 miles; the first mile of trail affords the finest vistas. Walk as far as you wish, find a good viewpoint, then relax and soak in the tremendous panoramas.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Elevation Gain||1,090 ft|
|Skill Level||Moderately easy|
|Duration||3 to 4 hours|
|Season||Best mid-May through mid-October|
|Trailhead Elevation||8,819 ft|
|Top Elevation||8,819 ft|
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