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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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Waterloo, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Getting down into the canyon provides a different perspective and really allows you to take your time and enjoy the scenery. The trail is well-maintained although if you're scared of heights, there are a couple of sections where you'll want to focus on your feet and not look over the edge. My wife and I were glad we wore layers... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Wow wow WOW on so many levels!!!!!!! We're intermediate-experienced level hikers and started at 5am at South Kaibab Trailhead. The trail is quite steep and the steps are uneven so you have to watch where you step or you can easily lose your footing and slip! Went right down to the Colorado River taking approximately 5hrs. The views as you... More

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Jefferson, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

My boyfriend and I did the south Kaibab trail to bright angel trail July 13-15. We ended up staying two nights at the bright angel campground before hiking out bc we liked it so much. The S. Kaibab trail is absolutely breath taking and can be strenuous but it was worth every sweat drop and so was the bright angel... More

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Indianapolis
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We hiked 1 1/2 mile down, 1 1/2 mile up. south Kaibab is kind of rugged but has some beautiful views. No water spikets on this trail

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This was the first hike my bf and I did on our week long hiking trip and we were able to hike it down a little past cedar ridge and back up unscathed. We made it to the trail about 7am and it was very peaceful. Had to keep a sweater on while we were in the shadows and the... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

World can"t describe the views along the South Kaibab Trail. You do need to watch your footing in places but once you get down to Ooh Aah Point and Cedar Ridge the views will blow your mind. The views from the top of the rim are great but they are much more dynamic once you hike down a bit into... More

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Perth, Australia
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We got on the trail around 11AM so it was a little warm, but not unmanageable. The trailhead is out past the main sign - beware as there is a paved trail that leaves from just in front of the parking area - that is the RIM TRAIL and is really flat. Went to Cedar Ridge which takes you past... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
16 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We did this after going down to Plateau Point on the Bright Angel Trail the day before, and found this walk down to Skeleton Point so much easier. Of course, it's half the distance and half the height difference, and takes less than half the time, but the views are more spectacular as you're higher up, on a ridge, and... More

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Kearny, New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

If you want to hike into the canyon and are in decent shape, hike yourself down to Ooh-Aah point on this trail! It's about 1 mile down into the canyon and will give you an excellent view down in there. Also, it will not be too strenuous coming out if you normally exercise. Going any lower than that into the... More

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Lima, Perú
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Wonderful scenery and just right for our group we made it in about 4 hours round trip. If you are not used to hiking this is the right distance and you get to an awesome outlook point

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