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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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Only went a little past bridge but great views and great hike. Very different then hiking mountains. Very warm and like everybody tells you, easy going down but still have to hike... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Culbertson, Nebraska

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Culbertson, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Only went a little past bridge but great views and great hike. Very different then hiking mountains. Very warm and like everybody tells you, easy going down but still have to hike back up what you go down. Take plenty of water and pace yourself.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I had called a few days earlier and was able to get a reservation at Phantom Ranch. I was going to hike down to the South Kaibab Trail - but changed my mind after getting a reservation at the North Grand Canyon Lodge. Availability was probably due to the time of year - July - very hot. I caught the... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We did this trail as we were staying in the North Rim Campground and it was short driving distance away. The first 3 miles were okay with constant switchbacks, but the next 2 were scary with few hundred feet drop offs with trail being few feet wide. If you're scared of heights, this is not the trail for you. We... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This trail is shared with all the Mule rides that go down in to the Canyon. Hikers needs to stand still and stand aside to let the mule tours pass... at least three in early AM, then three more mule tours midday... it's a strenuous hike up so be prepared and it smells awful (up at altitude). On the North... More 

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Baltimore, MD
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Go EARLY!! DRINK SALTY SNACKS HOLD YOUR NOSE TAKE YOUR TIME WHAT GOES DOWN MUST COME UP It took my family (boys 11 and 13) 4 and a half hours to hike 2.6 miles down the trail and 2000 feet down to the bridge. Awesome, and borderline scary. So incredibly hot in June! We are fairly fit, but since we... More 

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Grapevine, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

It really is my favourite hike... It offers a magnificent variety of views, rock colours from green and yellow to purple and red. Has water suplies on the way, really cool rout, its just the mules. All the way up to the tunnel you smell them and see marks everywhere, but after that the best part starts... It is Gourgeous.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We made it to the Carved Rock Tunnel (about 1.7 miles from the trailhead). It was a very warm day, but pop-up thunderstorms the night before had made the trail less dusty. (Without the moisture, that dust and donkey poop would have been unbearable) You get better canyon views on the Cape Royal & Point Imperial Roads.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

So water is actually pumped from the North Rim to the South Rim. I would recommend walking down the North RIm a little to feel how different the rims actually are. There is so much more greenery and vegetation on the North side. Great footing and lots of switchbacks... but youll find those on both sides :)

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Deer Lodge, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

All of the splendor of the Grand Canyon without the Japanese tour buses. Almost the identical view as the South Rim WITHOUT the crowds. There is a park hotel and restaurant on site that has great food. The hiking areas are actually nicer and less traveled. You can hike down the Kaibob Trail to the bottom of the canyon if... More 

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Baltimore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We hiked the North Kaibab Trail to Roaring Springs, which is a total 9.4 mile hike down and back. The hike took us a little under 8 hours, which included a 1-hour lunch at Roaring Springs. Going down was easy, the coming back up was a little hard! Make sure to take at least 2 liters of water. There is... More 

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Address: North Kaibab Trailhead, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86022
Phone Number: 928 638 2611
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Grand Canyon National Park

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