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South Kaibab Trail

Address: Along the side road to Yaki Point, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Phone Number: 928-638-7888
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Type: Hiking trails, Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: One of the two superhighways into the Canyon, the other being the Bright Angel Trail, this path...
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Type: Hiking trails, Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: One of the two superhighways into the Canyon, the other being the Bright Angel Trail, this path runs along a ridge offering stunning views. During the summer, visitors are advised to bring at least two quarts of water along because it can get very hot and the trail offers no shade.

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Rochester
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71 reviews 71 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Even if you are not an avid hiker you can venture down to Oh Ah Point and drink in an almost 360 view of the Canyon about 600 feet below the rim. In the morning this part of the trail is in the shade - important if you are doing this in the summer. In the winter this part of... More 

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Houston, Texas
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28 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This trail is a great trail to see wide open views of the GC. I went down to Skeleton Point and had to stop there. I wanted to go all the way down to the bottom but maybe next time! I would think that if you are a little bit fit, you could make it. Very easy on the way... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

So hard but beautiful!! Three stops with bathrooms. The last part is the easiest, but hard too. Very beautiful views of the canyon!! We loved!!!

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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Most people will only see the rim views, but if you are semi fit make the time and go for a walk. We walked to the bottom on this route and it was surprisingly gentle and had been designed well. No water stops though so carry at least 2 litres. We are relatively fit, and even with a muddy path... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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116 reviews 116 reviews
44 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This trail is a must if you like wide open spaces. It is 7 miles to the bottom so don't try to do it in a day trip, unless you are very fit and prepared.

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Vadodara, India
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We love this trail hiking down to the river. We didn't make it to the bottom but its really fun to hike on it! Plan on starting early in the morning! Its dusty and kinda scary because part of the road was built on the cliff. Anyway, it's a great fun to hike on this trail. The views are very... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Us city slickers walked this from the South Rim to the Ooh ah Point. What should've been a quick descend turned out to be slow and slippery. My wife and kid was clinging to the side wall as they tippy toe'd passed the snowy, slushy beginning part of the trail. Talk about dragging the stick thru the mud. Nevertheless, we... More 

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San Diego CA
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We went to the Grand Canyon during the week of Christmas and it was a perfect time of year to go. If you only do one of the trails (this one or Bright Angel) I think this is the best one for views. It did get quite windy at times at the start, but it died down quickly after-- I... More 

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California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We started at South Kaibab for a Rim to Rim hike. It was beautiful, a long way down (was about 3hours to the river, I believe), and not for those with knee problems. Watching the sky change through the sunrise and seeing the different parts of the canyon as you descend was awesome. Good rule of thumb is it will... More 

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MEDFORD
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16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This is a great trail to experience the Grand Canyon. I feel bad for those people who just stop and take pictures of the Canyon... the real pleasure is in actually experiencing the breathtaking beauty of this place. It's not an easy hike but if you are in relatively decent shape, you can make it (at least to Ooh Aah... More 

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