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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, Outdoors
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, Outdoors
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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Roseville, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Went to Ooh Aah Point. Hiking back up the most difficult. Passed mules. Pretty easy path. Bring water.

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Glendale, California
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Views are out of this world. We took this trail down into the canyon and the Bright Angel trail back out all on the same day. The Bright Angel trail is easier because its' not very steep. It is longer in distance. The entire hike took about 12 hours and we ended up hiking in the dark on the way... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I loved this hike... a lot.. Ok, so I crossed the suggested / recommended skeleton point as a point of return for a day hike on this trail and went upto tip off point. It was a total of 8.8 miles of round trip in less than 8 hours. But here are some key points to my benefit. 1. I... More 

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Buenos Aires
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70 reviews 70 reviews
19 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We visited in Thanksgiving, and only make it to Skeleton Point, about 3 hours down and 5 hours back up at a very relaxed pace. This trails has great views (we like it better than Bright Angel Trail) and it is safe.

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San Antonio, Texas
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96 reviews 96 reviews
51 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

breathtaking views, interesting geology, botany, mule trains, polyglot humanity...The hike was not as hard as I feared, but I was glad I had hiking poles. Four Seasons guide brought two liters of water per person, plus snacks, lunch and hand sanitizer (for the outdoor potty!) Running and fighting children were the only thing I wished we hadn't had to deal... More 

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Livonia, Michigan
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We hiked to Cedar Ridge. It is a challenging hike, but go slow if you need to. Going down in the canyon is a wonderful experience. There are amazing views all the way down and back up. In November it was cold with wind and shade most the way down and a bit warmer with some sun reaching us on... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This is a beautiful trail, but challenging. We took the mule train back to the rim via this trail and I was amazed at how steep and challenging it was. When I hike, I believe going up is easier than going down, but this will challenge your legs and your lungs so do yourself a favor and put in some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This is a user friendly trail as far as Canyon trails go, but that being said it's very dusty, exposes you to amazing views, but also to Sun and wind. There is no water available on the trail. If you plan accordingly, even average hikers can have a great trip down into the canyon, but DO heed the suggestions for... More 

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New Brunswick
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Ranked #2 for a reason. If you are only going to hike one trail do this. Not as challenging as some but you still have to be fit. Lots of switchbacks and steep in places. We went past Ooh Aah point and Cedar Ridge (washrooms) to Skeleton Point and back in 3 ½ hours. Exhausting. The trail is 3 or... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This trail is steeper than the others and offers great views. It is a well maintained trail, so walking is comfortable and not hazardous in any way.

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