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“Rugged downhill” 5 of 5 stars
Review of South Kaibab Trail

South Kaibab Trail
Along the side road to Yaki Point, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
520-638-7888
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Type: Hiking Trails, Trails
Activities: Hiking
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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.
West Lafayette, Indiana
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“Rugged downhill”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

It was tough due to the mule traffic. The route was torn up but I believe it has been repaired. Great views. Downside is no water source

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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“Best views in the canyon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Constructed by the NPS to take advantage of the views, this is a spectacular trail. If you have limited time, hike down to Cedar Ridge (1.5 miles each way). Carry water and snacks. The trail is steep but well maintained.

Visited October 2012
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Columbus, Ohio
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“Hot!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Great views! Quickest hike to the bottom! Look for big horned sheep! Just because it is a shorter trail, don't forget plenty of water. There are not many shady spots along the way!

Visited October 2012
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“Steep but best views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Really steep trail - recommend poles for downhill & skip this trail if the wind/gusts are high. Definitely enjoyed the view from this trail more than Bright Angel & will do it again. Warning - no water on trail - also no shade. Watch out for this trail in Summer - hotter with fewer amenities/comforts.

Visited October 2012
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Bellevue, Washington
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“4 hours hike to skeleton point”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

You can't hike to the colorado river in 1 day but you can hike to the skeleton point where you can see the colorado river. The way is downhill which adds mental stress of knowing it will be hard hiking back up. It took me 1.5hours hiking up from skeleton point back to the trail head. Falling off the cliff can be fatal. No water supply on the way

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