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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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Awesome hike

This was a beautiful hike and on a cool day was easy to do down to Cedar Ridge and back in just over 2 hours.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This was a beautiful hike and on a cool day was easy to do down to Cedar Ridge and back in just over 2 hours.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Probably among the most beautiful landscape I've had the chance to see ! The Grand Canyon is in itself wonderful but the thing I like in the South Kaibab Trail is that from the very beginning to the end, the view is just priceless. The trail is a little bit less maintained than in Bright Angel giving the trail a... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Park at the visitor center and take a shuttle (heading east); don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. This hike is spectacular with amazing views!! We hiked to skeleton point, which was about 2000 vertical feet into the canyon and took about 5 hours round trip. We hiked down and up in about the same time, perhaps because going down we... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I hiked to the river on this trail 40 yrs ago. This time with kids we only went to Ooh Ahh point, but it is still spectacular. Offering beautiful photo opportunities.

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We hiked the 7.5 miles in open sun carrying about 18 pounds each and it was very difficult towards the end. The constant down, down is very stressful on joints and toes. Beautiful views.

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Bergamo, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We hiked all the trail and the views are just astonishing. Ooh-aah point and cedar grove are totally worth the hike. Skeleton point is just ok. Bring plenty of water because it's very easy to get down the trail. Not too easy to hike up.

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Tempe, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

My husband & I just hiked this trail for the 1st time in early May 2015. Great intermediate trail with amazing views of the Grand Canyon! There are a lot of switchbacks in the beginning, but otherwise it's not so bad. Just wear comfortable hiking shoes (with good socks like Thorlos) & bring you water & necessary hiking supplies. Can't... More 

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Melrose, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We are in our late 50s and have been hiking again for the last year after many years of inactivity. It was our first full day at the canyon and we had come from sea level, so we could definitely feel the altitude. Everyone should try to hike into the canyon at least a little. This trail provides several stopping... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Words can not describe how incredible it is to hike down into the inner rim of the canyon. Every where you look are the most amazing views on earth. Be forewarned, if you have a fear of heights this may not be for you. The trail is narrow, uneven and there are no guard rails to protect you from accidentally... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

My wife, 10 yr old son, & I will never forget this day. The hike to Cedar Ridge was 3 miles roundtrip. Down is easy, but up is tough. The view and photo opportunities are breathtaking. There's a great area for lunch with restroom facilities. Bring food and plenty of water.

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