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South Kaibab Trail

Along the side road to Yaki Point, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Type: Hiking Trails, Trails
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... more » 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. « less
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Richmond Hill, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

I didn’t even know this trail existed until the day before we were set to leave the Grand Canyon area. We decided to set aside some time on our last day to go down into the canyon for a while. Turns out that it was so great that we descended beyond what we had than planed (reaching Cedar Ridge) and... More

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Santa Monica
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

My boyfriend and I hiked down to Skeleton Point which is the suggested turn around point if you're doing a day hike. It's 6-6.5 miles round trip and if you hike about 100 yards past the "Skeleton Point" sign, you will see the Colorado River for the first time. Most hiking sites say it should take 4-6 hours to complete.... More

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Oklahoma
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Very well maintained trail. I would highly recommend you at least try the 1.5 mile down and back loop (3 mile total). There is a nice vista point there and a bathroom. The views going down are awesome and you can say you hiked the canyon! The switchbacks make it fairly easy to climb back out.

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Melbourne, Australia
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21 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

The Grand Canyon is spectacular from any angle, but this walk has to be the best way to see another view. It's a bit of a circus so go early as everyone from parents with very young children to people wearing sandals and not carrying water think they are ok to be on this challenging trail. And that's not to... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Absolutely beautiful!! I have a small problem with heights but so glad I did this. Spectacular views.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Beautiful view of the Grand Canyon while hiking down this trail. At the Visitors Center it said this trail was "Moderately difficult" but we were not experienced hikers and did fine! In this hike you just walk down the looped trail to Ohh Ahh Point. You could go farther but by that point we were getting tired. It was really... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Myself, husband and two children (7 and 10) did this trail until Ooh Aah Point where we took our lunch and admired the view, it was an amazing experience, I would recommend it, we are not experienced in hiking but this was a great introduction. You can keep going down further which would have been lovely but took into our... More

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Offers the best scenery and views. Might seem steep for those unaccustomed to hiking, but one of our party never hikes and did okay. 2000' elevation drop to Skeleton Point. Can be windy. Also, it's much warmer down lower than on the rim so take heat precautions in warmer weather.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The trail has several spectacularly coiled series of hairpin bends. Something to think about if anyone has a serious fear of heights - although my wife is not that keen on heights but did not have a problem here due to the wide-ish (6 feet+) trail

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

No place of natural beauty that I have visited ,in my opinion comes close to be more breath-taking than the Grand Canyon

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