In 1980, Little Grand Canyon was designated a National Natural Landmark due to its unique ecological and geological features. From the cool lush bottomland of the canyon floor to the tops of majestic bluffs, the splendor of wildlife, plants, and scenery abounds. Spring and fall are great times to visit when wildflowers and fall colors are at their peak. The trail is a 3 mile loop that can be taken in shorter segments to scenic overlooks. The trail is considered moderate to difficult, due to length, its steepness, and the segments of trail that travel along steps carved in the wet, rocky creek bed.