The Grandview Trail day hikes are to Coconino Saddle or Horseshoe Mesa. Day hiking as far as Horseshoe Mesa is not recommended during summer. Trail gets steeper and more tricky beyond Coconino Saddle. Trail conditions are tougher than the Bright Angel and South Kaibab trails.
Allow extra hiking time because of trail conditions. Plan on taking twice as long to hike up as it took to hike down. Hiking boots recommended. For experienced desert hikers.
Everyone needs to carry water! A common mistake is not carrying water or not carrying enough water. When hiking in a group, each person should be carrying water. Remember to eat as well as drink while hiking, you use a lot of energy hiking the canyon.
DO NOT attempt to hike from the rim to the river and back in one day, especially May to September.