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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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This trail is stunning! I am not by any means a seasoned hiker, but at 64 I went a ways down the trail then realized I had to get back up! It is so beautiful, you forget that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This was a quick stop because of weather. Shuttles do take to you on different routes. One of the lookout points...Beautiful!

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Ardsley, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We attended a short 1 mile hike along the rim from the South Kaibab Trailhead to Yaki Point that was lead by one of the park rangers. For those of us who are not hikers, this was a perfect easy hike to attend with stops at several points to view the canyon and get information from the ranger. Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

This trail is stunning! I am not by any means a seasoned hiker, but at 64 I went a ways down the trail then realized I had to get back up! It is so beautiful, you forget that you have to go back up. Take your time and you will love every second!

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

We hiked part of the way down the South Kaibab Trail. The hike is a bit steep and gravel and loose rock can be slippery in places, but the views are incredible. Wear good hiking boots and strongly consider bringing hiking poles. You don't have to hike down a long distance to enjoy it. Of course, the hike back up... More 

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 583 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We only walked down to the first view point but it was a very pretty hike. I just wished we could have had time to go down further. If I had time I would camp at the lodge in the bottom and then go up one of the other trails. We went early in the morning and it wasn't too... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is both my preferred trail to Phantom Ranch and my favorite "short hike" for first timers into the Canyon. It's steep with no water and little shade, but the views are stunning. First-time visitors can trek 1.5 miles down to Cedar Ridge, about 1,000 feet below the rim. Despite its width, the ridge feels like a tightrope because of... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. With 24 hours we planned a sunrise hike along South Kaibab, it was the best choice we made that trip. The trail had six points going down, once you pass the 4th you "must" stay down until the next day. Each points have round trip times posted, we found them to be very close to accurate. I am not... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We planned this hike out well in advance and read a lot of reviews, so we were well prepared with over 3 liters of water each, 3 pbj sandwiches each, gu, protein bars, bananas and beef jerky. The hike down was beautiful and felt safe as there were big boulders lining the path. We started our hike going down South... More 

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Scarsdale, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

What a great trail to hike down on - very few scary spots! The sun is at your back if you start early enough. I loved this trail! You'll want to take pictures the whole way down. Plenty of bathrooms on the trail.

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Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Not as steep as the Bright Angel Trail. Some switchbacks. The trail is a little narrower than other trails. More amazing views of the Grand Canyon. No water/restroom points like on the Bright Angel Trail. Take plenty of water and watch the weather.

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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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