Girl climbing on rocky trail with her mother's help
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Flipper Bend

The Flipper Bend area offers 20+ miles of trail and some unique views of the gorge from the south rim. The trail follows a mix of jeep trails and single track and consists of loops that take hikers along the bluff lines of the gorge, offering a variety of views of the gorge and the valley. If you access the trails from the parking area on Hixson Springs Road, you will hike 4+ miles on a mix of double and single track to reach the best overlooks, so it is best to give yourself plenty of time for the best Flipper Bend experience.