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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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Activities: Hiking
Description: 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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Great hiking experience

Hiked this trail about 3 miles down, and then 3 miles back out. Really a great trail for moderate to experienced hikers. Beginners might want to keep track of how far they go... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Hiked this trail about 3 miles down, and then 3 miles back out. Really a great trail for moderate to experienced hikers. Beginners might want to keep track of how far they go down the trail since they'll need to go that far back up. I've read that many unprepared hikers have to be assisted back out, so be prepared... More 

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Clarkston, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We traveled to Ooh Aah point as a family of 4 and then 2 of us went farther and all really enjoyed it.

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Leuven, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We hiked the S-Kaibab trail up to Cedar Ridge, great fun, spectaculair views. Take the shuttle bus at the visitor's center very easy. Be sure to take sufficient water and food as the hike is quite strenous and it can become very hot in the Canyon. It takes about 3 hrs. The hike shows how small we are compared to... More 

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Berkeley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Even if you can't get all the way down this trail, at least go down the first few switchbacks, so you can see the incredible view that opens before you. IMPORTANT TIP: Go early in the day (6:30 or 7am) to avoid the worst of the heat and take advantage of as much shade as possible. MANDATORY items to take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Great hike for moderately experienced hiker. We only went half way down and turned around a fter lunch. Brink water and food along with dressing in layers.

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texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Difficult trail for descending into the canyon but worth the views. No water available on this trail so carry plenty with you. absolutely worth the effort for the views.

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A visit to Grand Canyon would not be complete for us without a hike inside the Grand Canyon. Many visitors only visit the rim, but we also wanted to explore a bit more. Being almost 5 months pregnant and the high temperatures in July, we didn't want to take any risks. Therefore, we started early in the morning and hiked... More 

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Difficult but well spaced rest stops and varied terrain. In summer, highly - highly recommend that you start early, well before seven AM. The critical piece of information to remember is that you don't get the cardio workout in until you go back up and may not fully realize how difficult that workout may be.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This was an epic walk and fine if you are pretty damn fit. I went down Kaibab (3hrs, great views) carrying 3lts in a camelback (in August), went to Phantom Ranch just over the river, had a beer in the canteen (and sort-of repaired my shoes whose soles were coming apart - the ranger said she gets 2 people a... More 

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Rice Lake, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

My husband, my friend, and my 16 and 13 year old sons and I hiked down to Skeleton Point (6 miles total) in March. It was one of the most memorable experiences I've had with my family (so far). The hike back up was a little difficult but there are plenty of places to stop and take a breather and... More 

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