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“Great hike!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of South Kaibab Trail

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
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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.
Marietta, Georgia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great hike!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Walk down to Ooh Aah to see beauty from inside. It takes about 35 minutes to walk to that point. This is for regular folks, in pretty good physical shape. November is a perfect time, starts out cool, and ends up warm.

Visited November 2012
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Beaumont, Texas
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“Wonderful views!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Hiked this trail down to Phantam Ranch on 10/31 and saw spectacular scenery. Although there was alot of smoke in the canyon from controlled burns, there were still tremendous views offered by the canyon. This trail is a little steeper than Bright Angel but was still fairly easy to hike down. We trained for many months before this trip and still had a hard time on the climb back up, so know your limits.

Visited October 2012
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Oklahoma City
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Watch your step, or leave the driving to us!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

This trail is steaper and shorter than Bright Angel Trail. It is also
located at a shuttle stop,not in the immediate Rim lodge/gift shop
area. The views are breathtaking, but I'll stay with the mules--and leave the driving to them. (As the wranglers say--the dudes can look, the mules have seen the views before, so the mules will watch the trails--just leave the driving to the wranglers and the mules and enjoy the spectacular views!

Visited November 2012
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Syracuse, New York
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We took the mule ride down to phantom ranch and rode the South Kaibab trail back to the top. You get a completely different perspective on this trail. It is steeper with fewer places to stop - less water.

Visited September 2012
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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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