Kings Canyon Rim Walk

The iconic hike to the top of Kings Canyon is known as the spellbinding Rim Walk.  The Rim Walk will take you on a 6 kilometre circuit transcending down into the Garden of Eden and back to the top to wonder at the 360 views. Depending on what pace you take to absorb the humbling scenery, the walk can take around 3-4 hours. 

The start of the walk is the most difficult, with around 500 steep steps to climb. Once you are up there it will be one of the most magical experiences of your life. After you take in the views from the top of the stairs, continue your journey through Priscilla’s Crack made famous by the classic Australian movie Priscilla Queen of the Desert and to the first lookout across the canyon. From there you will see the marvelous sandstone domes (a mini-Purnululu) known as the Lost City due to it resembling an ancient city.   

Next up is your choice to continue exploring the top or take the stairs down to the picturesque Garden of Eden filled with lush greenery where you can cross a secured bridge over the sacred watering hole. Once you have captured this iconic moment take the stairs back up to the south side of the canyon. 

This 6km hike requires a high level of fitness so it’s not suitable for all travellers. The first 30-minute incline is considered “Difficult”. The Tour Director will offer an easier alternative along the creek walk for those that are unable.