Trancept trail maple
The easy, mostly level Transept Trail which follows the canyon rim from the lodge to the North Rim Campground, 1.5 miles away. The path runs through mixed pine, oak and aspen woodland along the edge of The Transept, a deep but relatively short tributary of the much longer Bright Angel Canyon; it also provides a backdrop for the first few miles of the even less traveled Widforss Trail. Some parts of the Transept Trail wind through quite dense woodland, out of sight of the canyon, but most is right by the edge, so giving good views across the Transept, and of more distant cliffs and ravines to the south. The route is fairly well used, a bit dusty in places, semi-shaded and not at all difficult.