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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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Starts off easy and gets harder as you go. Bring water!

We started off from the trail head of South Kaibab around 8am. It's a nice downhill walk past Yaki point on a well-maintained dirt path. There were a few other groups that started... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We started off from the trail head of South Kaibab around 8am. It's a nice downhill walk past Yaki point on a well-maintained dirt path. There were a few other groups that started when we did off the same shuttle, but the path was relatively spacious so we had no issues with crowding. We walked for just under an hour... More 

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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This trail is not difficult and may actually be considered easy......take your time, drink water, don't' over estimate your ability....however far you hike down, remember you must hike up and do remember that will take longer. Enjoy the views and the hike.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Myself and three friends hiked down to Skeleton Point, took most of the day but with the weather it was well worth it. We were followed all the way down by a line of donkeys carrying camping equipment, I can only assume they were supplies for an expedition that was further into the canyon. Always note that when hiking in... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Many reviews on here are inaccurate. They're not bad. Just miss the point. My review will be helpful...... Firstly.....yes the views are good, but the heights play mind games with you. After an hour or so you get more desensitized to it, but at first it take some getting use to. Secondly.....the hike is not over challenging at all, in... More 

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San Ramon, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Get up close and personal to the Grand Canyon ! If you have over a day and are reasonably fit, definitely do this. If you are on a 1-day trip, the Rim trail might be a better option. Our group included my wife, my 16 year & 12 year old daughters, and their cousins. We got into the park around... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Our trip down the trail was in late March and the weather was perfect. There was a slight chill in the air when first starting out but became more comfortable as the hike progressed. Dressing in layers was the way to go this time of year. Come Summer, with little or no shade, the most important layer will be the... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

First off, if you are not fond of heights, you will have a hard time on either of the trails. My son and husband had to turn around after about 15 minutes because they were so uncomfortable. It's definitely daunting but so worth it. And going up is much less scary though it's a tough climb back up. Lots of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We hiked Bright Angel trail on day 1 and we thought that nothing could beat the views that trail provided... Boy were we wrong!! On day 2 of our Grand Canyon trip, we decided to hike South Kaibab Trail... and it's even better than the Bright Angel Trail! Bright Angel takes you straight down, but South Kaibab takes you around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We hiked this trail and loved every minute! The views really are spectacular all the way and the further down you go the better feel you get of being in the canyon. I went to the Tonto turn off which is about 40 min past skeleton point and it was really worth the extra hike! If we could have liked... More 

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West Point New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Bring a stick or poles for walk down. It is about 2 miles RT. ok for couples or if it's cool and families. But trail in narrow and you have people coming up and going down. Bring a back pack with water.

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