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South Kaibab Trail

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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went to Skelenton point and back, basically the furthest recommended in a day. It's an awesome well marked trail with amazing views. It is hard work on the climb though. Take as much water and sports drinks as you think you will need and 50% more, plus snacks and sandwitches! It weighs a lot to start with but you'll... More

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south lake tahoe
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

No water available. Walking sticks advised. The temp at the bottom is about equal to Phoenix. Phantom Ranch is off main trail.

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Clovis, New Mexico, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

If you are looking for views, this is the trail for you. From top to bottom it doesn't get any better. If you are looking for easy, skip it. The grade is steep, there is no shade, no water sources and it is still worth the hike. Your camera will certainly get a workout. Start early, go slow and milk... More

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Manchester, UK
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Despite the dire warnings about the dangers of the hike, we set off early in the morning and had a great half day. We didn't try to go too far down - as far as the restrooms! The views were terrific and the walking quite easy down of course. Coming up was harder but we took half the time it... More

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Denver, Colorado
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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

I'm probably reiterating what most people have said here but this is a fantastic hike. Due to storms, we only made it to the Ooh Aah Point but it was beautiful and worth it. If you have a fear of heights at all, this may not be the hike for you, though. Like others have said, it is steep and... More

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Ojai
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Series of switchbacks get you down into canyon fast. We only went as far as Ooh Aah Pt in 30 minutes but it was worth it. Gets steeper if you continue beyond.

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Tucson, Arizona
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

This trail is shorter than the more popular Bright Angel trail, but it has spectacular views of the Canyon along the way. Due to it's steepness it can be a challenge for hikers who are not properly prepared, but it is well worth the challenge. Watch out for runners and mule trains along the way, as there are some very... More

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Wickenburg, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We enjoyed a short day hike to cedar ridge, about 3 miles round trip with about 1000 foot elevation change. Great views of the interior canyon. A must do hike if you are short on time

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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

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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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