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Address: North Kaibab Trailhead, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86022
Phone Number: 928 638 2611
Activities: Skiing, Hiking
Description: This 14-mile, easy to follow path (the only maintained trail into the...
This 14-mile, easy to follow path (the only maintained trail into the Canyon from the North Rim,) takes you by soaring cottonwoods, roaring springs and scenic overlooks until it ends at the Bright Angel Campground.
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The real way to be in the canyon. Not a stroll or easy walk.

This is not light walking and be equipped. Need lots of water. Remember any distance you go down you have to come back up Plan the time of day for being on the uphill to keep... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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219 reviews 219 reviews
91 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This is not light walking and be equipped. Need lots of water. Remember any distance you go down you have to come back up Plan the time of day for being on the uphill to keep the sun off. need sunscreen and clothes for weather change. Would do it in good boots unless you are great at up hill rough... More 

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California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We went up North Kaibab after starting on South Kaibab from the South Rim at 5:30 am. Whole trip took 11 hours. This was a difficult hike and we were both in excellent shape. Don't forget to eat enough and get salt in your system. I ended up with slight altitude sickness and think that not eating enough after lunch... More 

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West Long Branch, New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Started this hike at 4 am from the campground. This was August and we tried to move as quickly as possible before the sun came up. Total distance was 15 miles to Phantom Ranch. At Cottonwood Campground we found a rattlesnake. Past that we found the sun then the heat. By the time we entered Bright Angel Canyon we were... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

caution! You must be trail fit to complete the North to South rim trek, but a definite bucket list thing. The trail is well maintained, yes there is mule dung on the route. So what! The views more than make up for it. A totally different perspective to be had from the North compared to the South. Zig zagging across... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The whole trail is 25 miles with over 6000 ft in elevation! This is only the review to SUPAI TUNNEL, which is about 4 miles round trip, with about 1500 ft in elevation difference. This is the only trail that goes into the canyon from the north rim, as well as the only trail to hike to the south rim.... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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216 reviews 216 reviews
47 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Altitude is a killer if you are going up but it is the best way down. 14 miles to phaeton ranch. Suppia tunnel Ribbon falls the pump house then cotton all have water enjoy and take your time to see

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Alpine, California, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Started our Rim to Rim hike from the North Rim, this trail head was about 2 miles from the North Rim Canyon Lodge which is a great place to stay! The trail is steep at the top but well maintained and water is available. Mule riders pass occasionally. The views are awesome of the Grand Canyon!

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Waterford, Michigan
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51 reviews 51 reviews
41 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Great trail with spectacular views. I only went to a mile past the tunnel. The trail isn't smooth which makes it a more difficult trail to hike. They were fixing it when I was there filling in holes. Fantastic views. If you're here on N Rim and are physically able, DO IT!

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Coventry, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A very nice hike. Remember to carry water. We saw a lot of people without any. Also remember that the trip back up is much more strenuous than the trip down particularly for those who don't live at high altitude. Some folks went too far down before turning back.

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Jenks, OK
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106 reviews 106 reviews
41 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Start early in the morning and make sure you have well broken in footwear that is laced tight. The down hill hiking will kill your toes if you don't. Bring along mole skin, tape and vaseline just in case for any hot spots. The bottom hike is the most challenging....because even though it is relatively flat, it's very hot and... More 

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