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Address: Along the side road to Yaki Point, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Phone Number: 928-638-7888
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One of the two superhighways into the Canyon, the other being the Bright...

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.

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Amazing, but brutal!

I hiked all the way down. This trail has No water and barely any shade. Leave early, have a hydration pack and use poles ( the last 1 1/2 miles to the river are very steep... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Antioch, Illinois
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Antioch, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I hiked all the way down. This trail has No water and barely any shade. Leave early, have a hydration pack and use poles ( the last 1 1/2 miles to the river are very steep). Gorgeous views.

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We hadn't booked anything but joined a 'Ranger guided walk" down the South Kaibab Trail. It was such fun and really interesting to learn more about the geology and natural history.

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Thank BTWorldTraveller
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

An absolute must. Views are stunning. The Grand Canyon is the most amazing sight. Vast, full of colour. A true wonder of the world. This trail is stunning and is a moderate one for people who can do slightly more strenuous stuff. We walked to the first station called Cedar Ridge 1200 feet down and 1.5 miles long. Fabulous. If... More 

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Livingston, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Read plenty of reviews and watched all the youtube videos there were about the South Kaibab Trail. I knew this would be a challenging hike although just 3 miles round trip. I had my crew (wife and 4 daughters ages 22-12) prepare for this hike by doing weekly hikes (on trails that resembled the terrain)3 months prior to our scheduled... More 

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2 Thank HightideAt2pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the best hike on the South Rim. Splendid vistas, all the way down (and up). Worth the effort to walk down as much as you can endure. No water on the trail

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are hiking to the bottom of the canyon and taking the South Kaibab Trail, be prepared for lots of cobblestone trails and no water. It's a killer but the views are beautiful.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If capable, I highly recommend making the semi short hike down to Cedar Ridge where the trail opens up and you find yourself sitting on a piece of the canyon that juts out, allowing you to admire at the expensive views in awe. There are several very clean toilets/out houses there. No water, so one must be prepared.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I hiked the South Kaibab Trail down to the Bright Angel Campground.  The views were breathtaking!  We spent a lot of time stopping to take pictures along the way so it took us about 5 hours.  The trail is very steep which wasn't too much of a problem for going down (we took a different trail out). ... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent the previous night at bright angel lodge then began our hike at 6:30am. This was late July and there was an exceptional heat warning in effect for the week. Temps at the Rim were in the 70s when we started. The hike was full of spectacular views of the canyon. Near the top there were a number of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The S. Kaibab Trail is well-built and provides great views as you go down, down, down from the rim. Please do not, under any circumstances, plan to hike all the way to the bottom (Phantom Ranch) and back up in one day. It is 5000 feet down and then 5000 feet back up in an arid and unforgiving environment. If... More 

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