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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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Travel 250 million years back in time in less than an hour

This trail is easily accessible and relatively easy to do. I saw kids as young as 3-4 years happily hopping along with their parents. Depending on your ambitions and fitness level... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The South Kaibab trail offers the best long views of the canyon, compared to Hermit's Trail. There are several places along the way to stop and turn around if you are not planning on taking the entire trip down and back. It is very well maintained and, during the summer, crowded with hikers. There are visible markers along the way... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This trail is easily accessible and relatively easy to do. I saw kids as young as 3-4 years happily hopping along with their parents. Depending on your ambitions and fitness level you can reach Cedar Ridge point in about 2-3 hours there and back. You can also venture down, all the way to the river, but this should be a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We only took small part of this trail, about an hour hiking down to the Oh-Ah point and what a view! Definitely different experience. I wish I was better prepared because the hike up in a full sun was not easy. We are already planning on coming back and exploring rest of the hiking trails.

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Avondale, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We walked this trail in June and because of the busy season made sure to hike this trail somewhat early in the day. We did get lucky that the temperatures were in the mid 70's all day long. We parked our car at the visitor center and walked for about 2 miles along the rim to the Kaibab trail head.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I am not an avid hiker, but I do like to hike once in a while to see great scenery. You first hike downhill and then backup the same trail. I would recommend to go very early as it is Arizona, the weather can get very hot even at 9am. We hiked a little past the midpoint at Cedar Ridge.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My friend and I really wanted a great spot to watch the sunrise and do an early morning hike and this seemed like the best bet. We arrived at the trail-head on the first shuttle bus of the morning (5am) We hiked only to the ooh ah point and back up because we we were short on time and energy.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We started out with intentions of going to Cedar Point, but even with a morning start, we stopped at OohAah Point as temperatures climbed over 100. Very strenuous coming up the trail. Like no other trail, on South Kaibab you really get a sense of how vast the canyon is when you look down and see hikers or pack mules... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

DISCLAIMER: This is an extremely dangerous hike for even the most experienced hiker, and downright suicidal if you aren't. We survived the hike due to a combination of preparedness, lots of hiking experience, and dumb luck. Allthough a fantastic experience, doing it was incredibly dangerous and stupid. Sunday 21/7, I hiked with my dad and younger brother, from the South... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This trail goes down into the canyon to the Colorado river. We hiked to cedar ridge....beautiful scenery is an understatment. The trail is steep and narrow and there is no water. The terrain is rough the further you go. Going down is easy but comming up is a tough. Use trekking poles. This helps a bunch. My boys loved it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My husband and I walked just half the trail and back early in the morning, was a great exercise and took great pictures. If you are here, made it early in the morning while the temperature is tolerable.

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Address: Address: Along the side road to Yaki Point, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Phone Number: 928-638-7888
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Grand Canyon National Park

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