Old Bright Angel Trail 

Hiking the Old Bright Angel Trail from the Muav waterfall up to the North Rim. Junction with the Ken Patrick Trail to return to the parking area at the head of the North Kaibab Trail.

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Author: crforsyth
Date: 8 Nov 2010 10:31:03 AM
Source: Trimble Outdoors on my Verizon Wireless Droid Incredible
Activity: Hiking
State: Arizona (AZ)
Distance: 8.06 mi  (Change units)
Average Speed: 1.6 mph - 0:37:22/mi
Duration: 5:01:21
Survey Elevation: Total Gain: 3800 ft
Total Loss: 875 ft
Net Change: 2926 ft
Difficulty: 5 / 10
Tags: Arizona
Rating: Unrated   Rate it

 This is a historic trail that still gets enough use, and occasional trail clearing, to be relatively easy to follow.  The route up starts at the east end of the bridge just below the Roaring Springs residence.  Here, I started the track about one mile into the canyon at the top of a Muav waterfall, a great destination for a shorter hike, whether from above or below.  (Previously I had recorded the track from the bridge to this waterfall.)

I did lose the trail in one spot, as can be seen on the track.  There are a couple waypoints labeled "back on track" and "rejoin trail".  If you project the descending line south of "rejoin trail" you can infer where the trail meets the stream bed, I did not do this.  From my track you can see that after being "back on track" then I stayed in the bed too long and was forced to bushwhack up a steep slope to rejoin the trail.

Position Format: Datum:

Track 1

Distance: 8.06 mi Points: 7509 Calories: 0
Total Time: 5:01:21 Speed: 1.6 mph Pace: 37:22 / mi
Active Time: none Speed: 1.6 mph Pace: 37:22 / mi

Points of Interest


Location: 36.208768, -112.024560 Altitude: 1602
Start of Hiking

top redwall

Location: 36.214763, -112.021784 Altitude: 1866

back on track

Location: 36.219412, -112.019842 Altitude: 1894

rejoin trail

Location: 36.223462, -112.018767 Altitude: 2013


Location: 36.236930, -112.014819 Altitude: 2449

old b.a. trailhead

Location: 36.239516, -112.016242 Altitude: 2565


Location: 36.239517, -112.016242 Altitude: 2565

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