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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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Sedona, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I love the views from this trail when going down towards the river. If you have hard time hiking up, choose to return by the Bright Angel trail. I did both many times and the availability of water at the B.A. trail over the summer months is also very helpful. :-)

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Avoca Beach, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Wow what a hike! Make sure you are prepared though as this hike is physically challenging! First thing is bring water and lots of it (there is no water)!! We hiked down past Cedar Ridge to Skeleton Point. They normally say that whatever it takes to go down double it on the way back. Though that wasn't the case for... More

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San Luis Obispo, CA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This trail has the best views! Yes, it's straight up and down but the views are amazing! This trail is my favorite trail and I've done all the corridor trails...Bright Angel, North Kaibab and South Kaibab. You see the 1.7 billion years of geological history as you descend down this trail. It's beyond amazing!

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Shawnee, Kansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

what an adventure. Make sure you are ready for this one. It is difficult but very rewarding. Take plenty of water

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Phoenix, Arizona
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42 reviews 42 reviews
39 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This trail is steep! It is steep, it is steep, it is steep, and (except at the trailhead) there is no water. That is all you need to know. I hiked down to Cedar Ridge and back (4 miles roundtrip) and found the solitude was nice and of course there are no bad views of the Grand Canyon, but the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Only did the trail till Cedar Ridge and came back from there. We started walking at 7 in the morning. Perfect weather to start is early morning. Take plenty of water and make enough stops so that you can enjoy the beauty! Its very well worth it if you have 3 to 4 hours in your hand.Had an amazing time... More

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Toronto, Canada
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83 reviews 83 reviews
41 attraction reviews
273 helpful votes 273 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Beautiful view from this location.Give yourself enough time to finish each trail and be conscious of the health. lots of fluids please

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Westport, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A hike of a lifetime. Get prepared for the hike. You can not train too much for this, the more you do to get ready the more you will enjoy this awesome experience. Check out all the web sites for information on what to bring. Spend the time at the bottom at Phantom Ranch to explore the trails. Something you... More

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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The shuttle will take you right to the trailhead. If you are going for the day... Skeleton Point is good enough... A bit different view than Cedar. Just don't forget to stop on your way up and down to look at the views instead of looking down at the steep trail. And like others said... Bring water and food! It's... More

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West Bend, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Free to roam as you please. Stopping points with benches all along the rim. But please do not litter!

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