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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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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The trail is really good and interesting to walk--better in my opinion than the Bright Angel Trail--but it is easy to slip. There are a lot of loose stones, just take it slowly. Carry water.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We ran 3.5 miles down the switch backs and back up again. This trail kicked my butt; however, the scenery is so great I didn't even realize I was running. Great place to get a runner's high. Worth it!

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New York City, New York
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

A great idea is to be at the start of the trail or one of the lookout points for sunrise, and then walk back along the trail to the main visitors centre. Its a very flat walk with a good path, so great for all fitness levels.

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This hike is wonderful, but difficult. You need to be prepared for a steep knee crackling adventure should you decide to hike down the trail, or for a quad burning stair stepper should you choose to hike out the trail. Well worth it! Don't forget water and bring hiking poles if you are used to using them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We hiked at sunset to Ooh Aah Point. You will appreciate while the call it Ooh Aah Point. The views are Sensational. The hike to this point is 1 mile each way. It is steep on the way out. Me, my wife, and 2 kids ages 9 and 13 did this. Bring lots of water. I would highly recommend this... More

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Western North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We hiked down to Ooh Ahh Point but decided to return pretty quickly as a thunderstorm was approaching. The hike is fairly strenuous as you are either descending or ascending quite a bit of elevation. Nonetheless, the trail is heavily worn and wide so footing isn't an issue. Those moderately in shape should be able to hike this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We enjoyed the Grand Canyon, many viewpoints and trails. You need to plan on spending time and enjoying many trails, viewpoints, scenic overviews, etc. to get the full experience

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Kerman, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Take this hike for an early walk to the different part of the canyon. It has more switch backs, but worth the view. It is an easy walk from the rim down to any point you want to stop at. Awesome views.

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Toronto, Canada
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25 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Definitely recommend aiming for the sunrise on the Kaibab trail. The trail is good for beginners, but still be cautious and carry plenty of water, snacks & camera equipment. Views are amazing! Take the Orange shuttle bus from the visitors centre to access this trail, but also stop at the other points on the route as you get to see... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Not a lot of shade on this trail if you wait until the afternoon. Still it was quite beautiful. There is a mule train that uses the trail and the beginning had a lot of Mule "droppings" and they popped up again periodically throughout the trail. I wasn't quite prepared for the smell but we pushed on and it got... More

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