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South Kaibab Trail

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Address: Along the side road to Yaki Point, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Phone Number: 928-638-7888
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One of the two superhighways into the Canyon, the other being the Bright...

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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A little dangerous this time of the year,more so at the start of the hike down. The top portion was icy and covered in snow, but after the initial portion the rest was excellent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A little dangerous this time of the year,more so at the start of the hike down. The top portion was icy and covered in snow, but after the initial portion the rest was excellent. The views are gorgeous and it is a great workout. We had the pleasure of meeting up with a group coming up the canyon on mules.... More 

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Stoneham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We didn't hike that far at all into the Canyon since we were on a time restraint - but nonetheless it was simply AMAZING! HIGHLY recommend using Yaks Trax, or something similar as the trail was quite snowy and icy at the top. Well worth it!

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ocean springs, ms
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had an excellent hike there two days ago. We didn't go all the way down but stopped about Skeleton Point and turned around. The top was pretty snowy/ icy so you will need some safe shoes and poles but it didn't last too long. It was so peaceful and we had to stop often just to take the amazing... More 

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Apex, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'll start my review by saying I'm not a "hiker", I'm afraid of heights and tend to be an over protective, safety minded mother. We did this hike with my 11 year old and 14 year old. We took a shuttle bus at 6 AM to start our hike at sunrise. We knew we were only going about a mile... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The views of the canyon are amazing. We went down to skeleton point and turned around, we did it early in the morning to avoid the crowds and the heat, however by the time you turn around at the bottom to come back up it is already hot and the trail is a steep uphill climb on the way back.... More 

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Tecumseh, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great way to say we hiked the grand canyon! It was a gentle hike down, but so hard back up. Only went to the first trail head. There are signs all over saying dont go past this point for a day hike. Gross bathrooms, but someplace to pee if needed. Nice level area to rest. Beautiful views... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gorgeous trail, very exposed and potentially icy in the winter. Exercise appropriate caution and everything will be fine, but people with a fear of heights might be a bit overwhelmed.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be prepared to be awestruck and be prepared to be challenged. There is nothing easy about this hike. The trail is steep, exposed and rutted by pack-animal traffic. We hiked the South Kaibab on September 28. Our return time for the 7.3 mile return trip to Skeleton Point was just under 4 hours. We got a fairly early start, which... More 

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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you lack of time and love to hike - this is your trail ! You either go down up to Ooh Aah point and if you have more time continue to Cedar Ridge Ooh Aah point is 1.8 miles round trip Cedar Ridge is 3 miles round trip The views are amazing from the first step We did it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hiked some of the South Kaibab Trail. We didn't have time to do the entire hike, but plan to go back to do it all. The trail was very snowy so we used poles and crampons. It never felt risky, you just need to be able to hike back up. The view from inside the canyon is worth the... More 

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