If a short, easy hike to some great views of the North Rim of the Grand Canyon appeals to you, this is your hike.
The Ken Patrick trail runs from Point Imperial all the way back to the North Kaibab trailhead. We planned on hiking the short three mile section from Point Imperial to the Cape Royal road. Unfortunately, there was a fire in this area. The result is that Mexican Locus bushes (with thorns) have encroached on the trail and it becomes a miserable and painful bushwhack. Until then, the views of mount Hayden are particularly impressive and you can see marble canyon and Nankoweap canyon from the trail.
We hiked about half way before the bushwhacking persuaded us to turn around. Someday the park service will get around to clearing out this trail again. We will wait patiently for that day.