Hack Trail #28

Area Status: Open
Hiker on north Kaibab wilderness trail

This trail originates on the Arizona Strip of the Bureau of Land Management at the Hack Canyon trailhead and descends to the east before reaching the Kanab Creek Wilderness boundary. The trail crosses into Forest Service Wilderness and continues on the North Kaibab Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest. 

The Hack Trail can be combined with the Hack-Lawson Trail for a longer 7.7-mile hike. From the BLM boundary to Kanab Creek, it is Hack Trail #28 (4.75 miles on BLM land + 1.25 miles on Forest Service land = 6 miles total). From Kanab Creek to Ranger Trail #41, it is Hack-Lawson Trail #110 (1.7 miles).

The portion of the Hack Trail on BLM is fairly flat. By the time one reaches the Hack-Lawson Trail, the terrain has changed significantly. This portion of the hike is arduous and very remote, ascending and descending steep, slick rock cliffs and benches. It offers spectacular scenery of the Grand Canyon Esplanade and the Kanab Creek watershed.

At a Glance

Best Season: Spring or Fall. Summers and Winters can be harsh.
Water: None. Bring everything that you will need.
Restroom: None.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult

Horse Riding

The Hack Trail on BLM is rideable by horse. However, the Hack-Lawson Trail on the Kaibab National Forest dropping into Kanab Creek is not recommended for horses due to exceptionally rugged and rocky terrain.

Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
6 miles

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  Elevation : 
3307 ft. - 3843 ft.